Boundless Belnap's

Saturday, February 13, 2010

In Loving Memory of Louis Canapa Wilson

Sunday, Feb 7th my grandpa passed away from heart surgery complications. Last I spoke to him I was expecting him to be moving to Las Vegas sometime in January. We are only an hour away,so I was pretty excited that I would be able to see him more often. I loved talking with him since he was always so positive and honest. He was the only grandpa I knew and I am grateful that I have a lot of good memories with him and his wife, my grandma.

I loved having Thanksgiving with my grandparents since grandpa was such a good cook. My favorite was the stuffing he delicious. I know they enjoyed seeing us kids as well since we were the only grandkids in Phoenix. I remember his hugs, he was a very good hugger. But I was always scared to hug him because he would bite my earlobe. It hurt so bad but he got a kick out of me screaming I guess :) When I was little I remember them visiting us. Grandma would always bring some kind of oil to put in my brothers hair and comb my brothers hair, with the duck tail in the She was a very proper woman. I remember my grandparents taking me and my siblings to do baptisms for the dead at the Mesa Temple and then since we were out there we would go with them to grandma's chiropractor. I remember how strong they were in the church and always telling me about the spiritual experiences they have had. They were really into genealogy and they would give me and Jon names so we can do them in the temple. I really miss my grandparents but I am glad to know that death is not the end and that I will see them again. I am grateful for the time I had with them here on earth.

Larry Wilson, Sarah Belnap, Jon Belnap, Darren Wilson, Jenny Wilson, Allen Wilson

Where Grandma and Grandpa Wilson are buried.

The cementary has no grass and is a desert landscape

Honor Guard coming over to honor Grandpa Wilson

At the gravesite, the paul bearers bringing the casket to the ramada for the dedication of the grave. (Dedication given by grandson Darren Wilson)

Honor Guard saluting Grandpa (below is the video of the ceremony)

Grandpa Louis Wilson

His temporary headstone

We are proud of our Grandpa and his service to United States of America. God Bless America.