Wanda Lue Evans Belnap, 86, of Iona, passed away Feb. 10, 2017, at her home and was reunited with her sweetheart of 69 years. She was under the care of Hands of Hope Hospice. Wanda Lue was born Nov. 15, 1930, in Sugar City, Idaho, to Edward Partington Evans and Sarah Otera Cluff Evans. She grew up and attended schools in the Sugar City area and graduated from Sugar-Salem High School. On June 16, 1948, she married Arlo H. Belnap in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. She and Arlo made their home in Rexburg, then moved to Iona, Idaho, where they raised their six children, Greg, Evan, Rock, Luann, Joy and Joseph. Wanda Lue was a wife, mother and homemaker. Arlo passed away Nov. 19, 2008. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various capacities in Primary and Young Women and Relief Society over the years. She worked in the office at the Idaho Falls Temple for many years and also worked in sheet music at Chesbro Music Company. She loved music and was active in the Singing Mothers, Trionaires, and served as organist and chorister at many church functions. She taught piano lessons for 35 years. She had a gift to accompany singers, including her husband, Arlo. Wanda Lue enjoyed painting, sewing clothes, softball and tennis, and beat everyone at table tennis games. She loved family history work and needlepoint and wrote plays.In her high school yearbook she was voted "hot legs." Wanda Lue is survived by son Greg (Kathryn Maxine) Belnap, of Idaho Falls, ID; son Evan Arlo (LoAnn) Belnap, of Iona, ID; son Rock E. (Carol Ann) Belnap, of Orem, UT; daughter Luann (Wayne) Lloyd, of South Jordan, UT; daughter Joy (Ron) Gentry, of Pocatello, ID; son Joseph Bruce (Amie) Belnap, of Ammon, ID; brother Paul Evans, of Moody, ID; brother Myron Evans, of Hamer, ID; sister Fay Dansie, of Rigby, ID; sister Nelda Kershaw, of Caldwell, ID; 50 grandchildren; and 65 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Verla Price and Marjorie Nelson; two brothers, William Evans and Elihu Evans; two grandsons, Jason Lea Lloyd and Michael Wayne Lloyd; and a great-granddaughter, Brevan Belnap. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at the Iona LDS 5th Ward, 7555 N. 55 E., with Bishop Lynn Rockwood officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road, and from 10-10:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in the Wilford Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.
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