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Carlos Abolar Belmes

January 2, 1955 - October 2, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home Woodlawn Funeral Home, Cemetery, & Cremation

US ARMY RETIRED

The services held in Carlos’ honor include a main viewing, final viewing, funeral mass, and reception. The main viewing will be held on Saturday, October 12th from 3-7 PM. The final viewing will take place from 1-2 PM on Monday, October 14th, followed by the funeral mass from 2-3 PM, and the reception from 3-5 PM. All services will be held at the Woodlawn Funeral Home in Lacey, Washington.

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Carlos Abolar Belmes passed away on October 2, 2019 at the age of 64 in Lacey, Washington.

The services held in Carlos’ honor include a main viewing, final viewing, funeral mass, and reception. The main viewing will be held on Saturday, October 12th from 3-7 PM. The final viewing will take place from 1-2 PM on Monday, October 14th, followed by the funeral mass from 2-3 PM, and the reception from 3-5 PM. All services will be held at the Woodlawn Funeral Home in Lacey, Washington.

Carlos was born on January 2, 1955 in the town of Santa Barbara in IloIlo, Philippines to Bert and Angelina Belmes. He was the youngest of five brothers: Ernesto, Romulo, Cesar, Francisco Sr., and himself. Their family migrated to Guam around the 1950s, where Bert worked as a Receiving Specialist in a Naval Exchange warehouse. Angelina worked as an entrepreneur in the tobacco industry in the Philippines.

Carlos graduated from George Washington High School in the early 1970s. Soon after, he enlisted in the United States’ Army where he served for three years before returning to the Philippines to attend college at Central Philippine University (CPU), where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 1984. After graduating college, Carlos moved back to Guam and re-enlisted in the U.S. Army.

During his academic journey at CPU, Carlos met the love of his life, Marilou Belmes. Carlos and Marilou got married in the Philippines on June 14, 1985 for their civil ceremony. Their church wedding followed two years later on March 29, 1987. They were blessed with three children at three different military bases: Charles Belmes was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, Kathleen Belmes was born on a military base in Schweinfurt, Germany, and Kimberly Belmes was born in Fort Lewis, Washington.

Carlos retired from the Army in 2002 as an E6 Staff Sergeant and a Gulf War veteran, and then transitioned to working as a professional truck driver. He completely retired in 2016 and spent his remaining years at his home in Lacey, Washington. His hobbies at home included playing chess, mahjong, and card games with his family, watching movies, and gardening.

Carlos was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Angelina Belmes; his older brothers, Ernesto, Romulo, and Cesar Belmes; and his niece, Marge Lizama.

Carlos is survived by his wife, Marilou Belmes; their three children, Charles, Kathleen, and Kimberly Belmes; his older brother, Francisco Belmes; his mother-in-law, Zenaida Barrido; and many loving  nieces and nephews.