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Belva Hansen

1933 ~ 2022 (age 88)


Belva Hansen (McInelly) passed away on July 30, 2022 at Lincoln Court in Idaho Falls, Idaho at age 88.  She was born August 16, 1933 in Goshen, Idaho to Orlow and Mildred McInelly.  She married Darwin J. Hansen on July 23, 1951 in Idaho Falls and they moved into their home on 11th Street where they raised their family and lived for 68 years.  Belva was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She loved spending time with her family.  She enjoyed camping at the Blackfoot river and Palisades reservoir.  She taught her kids and grandkids how to sing, crochet and braid hair.  She had a wonderful sense of humor and kept us laughing or in line with a good paddling.  She could burn down a kitchen with her cooking but the family was always excited to get together for her fish frys and to help shell peas from the garden to make new peas and potatoes.  She loved collecting dolls and was very proud of her collection.  Her green thumb was always growing plants in the house or garden.

Belva was preceded in death by her husband Darwin J. Hansen, son Jerry M. Hansen, daughter Darla J. Hansen Johnson, parents Orlow and Mildred McInelly, and 6 brothers and sisters.  She is survived by daughter Valerie (Calvin) Schlafke of Hazel Green, AL, sons Darwin D. (Sonja) Hansen of Arco, ID and Paul A. (Sheri) Hansen of Idaho Falls, ID, and daughter-in-law Linda C. Hansen of Idaho Falls, ID.  Her 15 grandchildren will each fondly remember their Grandma for her bawdy songs and jokes, her strong will, and her whistle that could be heard from around the block.  She always made each grandchild feel special.  Her grandchildren are Calvin Paul, Danny, Charity, Casey, Tiffiny, Angie, Tim, Andy, Misty, Jessie, Michelle, Jasmine, Cody, Megan, and Morgan.  Her family also includes 37 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at Goshen Cemetery on Saturday, September 17th in Goshen, Idaho at 11:00 AM

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Graveside Service
September 17, 2022

11:00 AM
Goshen Cemetery, Goshen, Idaho

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