In Memory

Robert Belt

Robert Belt

Robert L. Belt
1945 ~ 2019

Robert Lark Belt (aka "Bob" and "Pete") passed away peacefully on April 18, 2019 in Kirkland, WA. Bob fought hard to the end in his 2 year battle with cancer. He showed us tremendous strength and courage throughout his challenges.

Bob was born on August 7, 1945 in Heber City, UT to Robert Byron Belt and Olive Mott Belt. He spent his earliest years in Duchesne, UT before moving to Salt Lake City with his family. His schooling took place at William Penn Elementary, Evergreen Jr. High, Olympus High School and University of Utah, earning his Marketing Degree. Bob also served in the Marine Reserves. Professionally, he worked as a sales representative for various hospital suppliers.

Bob married his sweetheart, Janice Burton in the Salt Lake Temple. Together, they raised 7 children in Holladay, UT and various areas near Seattle, WA including Bellevue, Woodinville and Kirkland.
Being a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Bob served in the Central Atlantic State Mission. He additionally served in various church organizations and 2 bishoprics.

Bob always had a joke to tell and a kind smile to give. He brought people together through laughter. He provided a message of encouragement to those in need and helped others unconditionally, including strangers. Bob changed many lives for the better and continues to do so. He lived to serve and help others. He is a shining example of a true friend. He made a difference!

Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janice; sons John, Jaren, Nathan (wife Sheree), Jason; and daughters Stacey, Angela and Melissa (husband Ryan). He is known as "Papa" to his 4 grandchildren Adison, Kyla, Roland and Kara. Additionally, he is survived by his brother Michael and sisters Bonny, Rachel and Lorillee, several nieces and nephews, cousins, his Uncle Tom Lovell and very special Aunt Betty Hamblin.

Thank you Robert, Bob, Pete, Dad, Uncle and Papa for being the BEST in all our lives. Our love for you is eternal and you will be greatly missed but held close to our hearts forever. We feel your presence in all we do and will hear your laughter always. We'd love to hear more jokes!
Memorial Services will be held:

April 27 at 1:00pm at the Totem Lake Ward building in Kirkland, WA.

May 4 at 1:00pm at the Valley View 1st Ward building
3820 South 2000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Our family is so grateful to the caring medical and support staff at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Evergreen Hospital and Evergreen Health Hospice. We have been blessed by those who have shared their love of Bob and who continue to do so. He has so many wonderful friends and family members. Thank you!
In lieu of flowers, please make a difference in someone's life by helping, donating or supporting a person in need.

Published in Deseret News on Apr. 28, 2019

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04/27/19 05:10 AM #1    

Ronald Scott

Bob gets the last laugh.  If such things are possible, and I hope they are,  Bob may be taking note of this singular accomplishment: he is the only classmate so far to have his passing posted twice to our "In Memory" page.  Here's the backstory: Before our 40th Reunion in 2003 we received word that Bob had passed away. He was added to the "In Memory" section, then hastily removed when we recognized the error.  Of course, Bob was as delighted at our mistake as we were chagrined. 

05/04/19 01:41 PM #2    

William (Bill) Bacon

Darnit, had I have only seen this post earlier, I would have been at Bob's memorial service in Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA.  My bad.

Bob was a true friend to all of us on this site.  I remember him well from our teeage years in Salt Lake City.  Always an uplifting spirit, he will be missed by all who have known him, past and present.  I've known for some time that Bob has lived in the Seattle area (Eastside communities), but had been reticent to make contact with him.  Again, my bad.  But, I'm certain that he fought the valient fight against his cancer.  He will be remembered as a exemplary spirit who has touched the lives of many throughout the years.  His trial by fire has ceased and I'm sure he has moved on to a much better world; one where all strife has been alleviated.  Bob, you will be missed.

05/06/19 10:06 AM #3    

Carol Nakamura (Iwasaki)

I remember Bob as a kind gentle soul and loved him for his goodness.  I will miss him as will all those that knew him.  The grandest reunion will be when we are all together again!  Condolences to his family.  Carol Nakamura Iwasaki





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