Rex Belshaw

June 19, 2012

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Rex Belshaw

Rex Belshaw, of Sammamish, passed away June 15, 2012, in Bellevue. He was 43.

Rex was born July 18, 1968, in Bellevue, to Leon and Beverly Belshaw. He was raised in the Pine Lake area of Sammamish. Rex attended Sunny Hills Elementary, Pine Lake Junior High and Issaquah High schools and was a member of the class of 1986.

Following high school, Rex worked in several industries — commercial fishing, landscaping and as the proprietor of a pallet board business in Issaquah.

In his leisure time, he liked to spend time at Pine Lake, sports of all kinds and motocross. In his early years, he played soccer, baseball, wrestled and competed in motocross events. Rex especially loved spending time with his family and friends.

Rex will be remembered as being fiercely loyal, tremendously kind and wonderfully funny. A loving son, brother, fiancé and friend, he is deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving parents Leon and Beverly; devoted siblings Jim McLaughlin (Lori), Barry McLaughlin (Anna), Dorothy Ochsner, Deena Rohrbach (John) and Dana Polfliet (Jason); and his fiancé, Ann Mari Gantenbien.

A time of visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. June 22 at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be at 4 p.m. June 23 at Sahalee Golf Club in Sammamish.

Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family’s online guest book at

Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory — 392-6444

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2 Responses to “Rex Belshaw”

  1. Scott Cameron on June 20th, 2012 10:50 pm

    Having been a close friend of Rex’s for over 20 yrs, I can say that he will be sadly missed. Rex and I shared many a crazy adventure and good time together over the years. Times I will always remember with great fondness and a big smile on my face.

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy to his many friends and family, especially his wonderful mother, Beverly. May you find peace in knowing that you meant the world to Rex.

    In sympathy –
    Scott Cameron

  2. Tammy Keyser on June 20th, 2013 5:57 am

    I feel extremely lucky to have known Rex. He was a friend.

    As the person that he was I found him to be a brilliant mind that was intertwined with madness of complete complication of information that I seemed to sometimes feel like I understood and had the same experience in my mind. I didn’t know anyone else who had.ever endured such experiences. He would explain it the same way I knew it to be and stated it so much better than I could ever. It was amazing how much we would understand the same things.

    I found him intreging and he possessed a powerfully humerous personality style like no other. He was gentle and a true cancer. My memories of Rex are solid and my stories of my time with him always keep me laughing. He was a rare person…

    I like to believe that GOD needed him to spread humor in heaven…

    I will miss him greatly and forever…I can’t believe he is gone still to this day!

    Goodbye for now my friend – I love you

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