Rey Vere Belnap, 74, of Tooele, passed away Dec. 20. Rey was born on Sept. 19, 1938, in Groveland, Idaho, to Vere Ellsworth Belnap and Sarah Veora Olson Belnap. He was raised in Moreland and Pingree, Idaho, graduating from Snake River High School. Rey then continued on to attend school at Utah State University and serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Spanish American Mission, an experience that he treasured and spoke of often. In 1963, Rey married Deaun Price in the Idaho Falls Temple. Their union was blessed with five children, all of which were born and raised in Tooele, where the pair had obtained teaching positions after receiving their teaching degrees from USU. Rey worked at Tooele High School for 37 years, first teaching both Spanish and English and later taking on a position managing the library and media center. He could be found many evenings after school manning the gates at sporting events and helping out at many other school functions. He also spent summers mowing lawns for the school district. Rey was a hard worker and a tremendous example of selfless service. Even when illness kept him from being as active as he normally would have liked, he never complained and was an example of perseverance and finding joy in the journey. Rey served in many capacities in the LDS Church and valued greatly the relationships and testimony he developed while doing so. Rey was preceded in death by his father, sister Sherri and brother Darrell. He is survived by his wife, children Taunya and Ron Childers of South Jordan, Julie and Shane Rydalch of Bountiful, Doug and Janine Belnap of Sandy, Blake and Patricia Belnap of Enoch, and Larry and Jamie Belnap of Stansbury Park, and 16 grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother Veora and siblings Delwyn, Sandra, Gene, Shauna, Brian and Blair. Funeral services will be held Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Tooele 27th Ward chapel at 180 S. Coleman St. A viewing will be held Dec. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tate Mortuary and again on Friday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at the Tooele City Cemetery. We’ll miss you always, but take comfort in knowing that you are now with loved ones and free from the pains of life.