Virginia Lee Dillard Belford
Virginia Lee Dillard Belford, age 82 years, died Monday, October 03, 2005. She was born in Monticello, Arkansas graduating from high school before attending Christian College in Columbia, Missouri. After her schooling she married John Belford, Jr. in the early 40s living in Columbus, Ohio where John was the youngest Bureau Chief of United Press International. In 1953 they moved to Little Rock. Virginia not only raised three children but also supported her husband’s position at The Arkansas Arts Center, graciously hosting many international dignitaries that would visit their home. She was also active with the Daughters of The American Revolution, the Arkansas Arts Center and her church, St. Michael Episcopal. Virginia was a gracious, benevolent lady that loved life and helped many others.
She is preceded in death by her husband John who died in 1986. She is survived by her two sons; Jack Belford and wife Judy of Little Rock, Jim Belford and wife Kathy of Lakeland, Florida, one daughter, Jayne Bozovsky and husband Ed of Little Rock, 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial communion Friday, October 7th at 1pm at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, with the committal of ashes to follow at St. Mark’s Episcopal Garden. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 W. 12th Street, Little Rock 72205.