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Viola Belnap Collard Stuart, 95

March 6, 2012

Viola Belnap Collard Stuart, 95, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at The Gables Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
Viola was born June 17, 1916, in Kilgore to Edith and George Belnap.  She attended school in Sugar City, Pocatello, and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
  On Nov. 7, 1934, she married Jarrold Edward Collard in Blackfoot and then was sealed in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on Dec. 19, 1934.
Viola and Jarrold farmed in the Rose area until they moved to town and started their own business, Blackfoot Appliance and Furniture.  She worked very hard at this, as well as being a wife, mother and homemaker.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions in the organizations.  She loved serving in the Young Women’s and her greatest joy was being choir director.
 Jarrold and Viola had a cabin in Island Park and spent a great deal of time up there enjoying the mountains and being with friends.  She loved to cook and entertain.  After they retired, they spent their winters in Arizona.
After Jarrold died she married Lloyd Stuart.  They were married 8 years before he passed away.
  Her greatest joy was her children,  grandchildren and having family dinners with them.
Viola is survived by her children Joan (Eugene) Adams of Idaho Falls, Jay (Barbara) Collard of Yuma, Ariz.; and Max (Linda) Collard of Blackfoot; brother, Doyle Belnap of Seattle, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Jarrold Collard and Lloyd Stuart and her brothers, Glen Belnap, Lyle Belnap and Earl Belnap (stillborn).
Funeral services will be on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot with Bishop Max Collard officiating.  The family will visit with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and again from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday at Hawker Funeral Home.  Interment will be in the Grove City Cemetery.
A special thanks is extended to Carlene Carter who was her first caregiver and continued to visit her through all the years.
The family would like to express appreciation to Carol and her wonderful caregivers at The Gables of Blackfoot and Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice for their loving care and doing more than was expected to make life more enjoyable for Viola “Grandma”.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

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