|Birth: ||Aug. 20, 1922|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1996|
Maurine P. Belnap, 73, of Clearfield, died of renal cancer at sunrise on Easter morning, April 7, 1996.
She was born August 20, 1922, the daughter of William Lewis Park, Sr. and Lydia Walker Park. Maurine was educated in the Salt Lake Public School System, and graduated from South High School. During the high school years, she and several friends formed a social/entertainment club, which still continues to meet. Maurine loved her "Club Girls" and their unconditional friendship for over 50 years. Maurine attended LDS Business College and Brigham Young University, where she was a member of a championship woman's bowling team. She was the second of three generations to serve in the United States Navy and was stationed in Washington, D.C. during World War II. Maurine worked in cryptographics (coding/decoding messages) as part of the Women's Auxiliary Volunteer Enlisted Service (WAVES). She was an active member of WAVES of the Wasatch, and enjoyed participating with other WAVES in remembering and honoring the servicewomen of World War II.
Maurine was married to Kenneth Lee Belnap, September 7, 1949 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, by Ezra Taft Benson. She cherished both her marriage and membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in numerous church positions, but especially loved her calling as Relief Society president for Clearfield Utah Stake. A member of the Clearfield 11th Ward at the time of her passing, Maurine enjoyed her long-term friendships with church associates. She was also proud to be a charter member of Whittier Ward in Salt Lake City for over 40 years, and a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Maurine had a reputation for being meticulous and thorough in all of her church and business work. In her early career, Maurine was a stenographer and school secretary. Both jobs gave her the ability to work and spend off-school hours with her two children, Bev and Ric. Before retiring, she worked 23 years as the accountant/administrative assistant in a family-owned business.
Maurine loved her extended family and friends. All of us will cherish the many unselfish hours she spent making each of us feel like her special friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, younger sister, Cherie Park Omer, three granddaughters, JeniLee, Amy and Nancy Garlock and three nephews. She will be missed in life by many friends and family, including her brother, William L. Park, Jr. and wife, Lois, of Orem; husband, Ken, of Clearfield; daughter, Bev Garlock and husband, Max, of Clearfield; son, Ric, of Farmington, Michigan; grandchildren, Jared, Andrea, and Matthew Garlock, of Clearfield.
Maurine's strongest desire was to spend her final days at home. Because of severe pain and her rapidly deteriorating condition, she chose to remain in the Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Ogden Regional Medical Center. The family thanks the staff and caregivers at TCU for "Home" organizing her care and helping in the transition from her temporary "home" into her current "home". Special thanks to Dr. Leslye Ingersoll for combining her medical expertise and personal compassion, to provide optimum results for comfort to both patient and family.
Kenneth Lee Belnap (1926 - 1999)*
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