FLORENCE — Belinda Ypulong Catague, 68, died on May 12, 2020, in Florence.

Mrs. Catague was born on Sept. 6, 1951, in Cabatuan, Iloilo, Philippines, to Rudolfo Ypulong and Emiliana Sutacio, in a large family of nine siblings. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology at University of San Agustin in Iloilo City. She married Raymundo Jain Catague on Dec. 29, 1979, and had three children. She worked at Ramon Tabiana Memorial​ District Hospital in Cabatuan and San Carlos Planters & Laborers Hospital​ in San Carlos​ City, Negros Occidental, in the Philippines until she emigrated to the United States in 1987. She settled with her family in Florence,  working in different laboratories at hospitals and clinics in Florence and Casa Grande for more than 30 years.

She was passionate about her work as a medical technologist and thoroughly enjoyed her time in the medical field. She was a devout Catholic and engaged in prayer groups such as Sacred Hearts. She cherished her family including spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and ensuring the well-being of her friends and family. She was known for taking the time to engage with friends new and old. She was a source of strength, respected and loved while being a pillar for the family.

She is survived by her husband; her three adult children, Belmund, Ronald, Agnes; her sisters; and two grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Heritage Coolidge Funeral Chapel, with a prerecorded visitation available and burial at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, in Heritage Valley Memorial Park in Coolidge.

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