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Ora Jean Heslop Belnap

January 20, 1927 - April 21, 2016

OGDEN – Surrounded by her family, Ora Jean Heslop Belnap peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father April 21, 2016.


Ora Jean was born January 20, 1927 in West Weber, Weber County, Utah to John Albert Heslop and Laura Bell Hogge Heslop.  She was the seventh daughter and last survivor of eight siblings:  Margaret, Ortell, Lois, Belva, Almira, Beth, Ivan, and Orlyn.


Ora Jean grew up understanding the value of hard work, and helping on the family farm in West Weber.  She was reared and educated in West Weber, and graduated from Weber High School in 1945.  She was grateful for the opportunity of serving as senior class secretary and enjoyed being on the year book staff her senior year.


It was during her senior year of high school that she met her eternal companion, Max Gilbert Belnap.  They wrote to each other while Max served in the Army in Korea during World War II (1945 – 1946).  When Max returned home, they dated some more and were then married and sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on October 22, 1947.  Together they raised six children.  They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary not long before Max preceded her in death, April 2008.


After her six children were all in school, Ora Jean returned back to college.  She graduated a second time from Weber State College with an associate degree in Nursing.  She worked at McKay-Dee Hospital for 20 years.


Ora Jean and her husband Max served a mission in the Cleveland Ohio Mission.  They served a second mission in the Mt. Ogden Stake in the Orchard Park 2nd Ward.


Ora Jean is survived by four daughters and two sons; Karen (Mark) Clarke, Beverly Johnson, Valene (Robert) Terry, Janeece Garrett, Douglas (Julie) Belnap and Gregory Belnap; 19 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; two sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews.



She was preceded in death by her husband, Max; parents; six sisters and two brothers.


The family expresses appreciation to Dr. Glen Biddulphj and Dr. Justin Mansfield, the nurses and CNA’s with Specialty Nursing, Stoney Brooke, Legacy House of Ogden, Right at Home and Step Forward Hospice for their loving care and attention during these past six years.  There were many special people who blessed our lives with the care of our Mother.


Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 25, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Kingston LDS Ward Chapel, 1425 Kingston Drive (1/2 block north of 36th Street on Polk Ave), Ogden, Utah.  Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah and at the Ward Chapel on Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 AM.


Interment at Hooper City Cemetery, 5340 South 6300 West, Hooper, Utah.


Memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Ora Jean Belnap to the Max Gilbert and Ora Jean Belnap Scholarship Fund, Weber State University Development Office, 1265 Village Drive, Dept. 4018, Ogden, Utah 84408-4018.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family Monday prior to services at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 AM


Service Information

Date: Monday, April 25, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

1425 Kingston Drive Ogden, Utah



Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, April 25, 2016

5340 South 6300 West, Hooper, Utah


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Born: January 20, 1927
Died: April 21, 2016

Condolences for Ora Jean Heslop Belnap

Jane Lovejoy posted on 4/25/16

Dear Belnaps, What lovely neighbors your parents were to ours...over 50 years. As we came in to care for Carl and Martha, you parents always greeted me so warmly. I will never forget their kindnesses. Your mother was a jewel, soft spoken, yet so stalwart and loving. I admired both her and Max.


Paul and Dixie Clarke posted on 4/25/16

Dear Karen and Mark we mourn with you at the passing of this great woman. We know how dedicated you have been with her care and helping her through the final stages of her life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Audrey Belnap Hobson posted on 4/25/16

She was such a great lady, who I admired and loved. She and Max made a great couple. Now they are together again. This has to be a comfort to all their family. Their hard work on the Francis Marion, Lillis Sabina Book is such a treasure to all of the family of Francis Marion. May the memories be cherished always by children, grandchildren, and all their posterity. Love, Audrey