Isabelita Espiritu Bentulan
February 26, 1936 – February 4, 2020
Isabelita Espiritu Bentulan, age 83, of Bilar, Bohol passed away on February 4, 2020 in Moreno Valley, California.
Viewing will be held at Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary located at 3520 E. Washington St. Colton, CA 92324 on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 5-8 PM. Rosary will be said at 6 PM.
Funeral services will be held at 9 AM on February 20, 2020 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 10816 S. Mountain View Avenue, Loma Linda, CA, 92354. Burial will follow at Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary.
Isabelita was born in Bilar, Bohol to Ricardo and Dominga Espiritu on February 26, 1936. She married Lourdecio Bentulan on January 2, 1977 in Manila, Philippines. She graduated from Far Eastern University with a law degree and worked as an agent for the National Bureau of Investigation (Philippines) for more than 20 years. Isabelita and her family moved to Carson, California in December 1991 and then to Moreno Valley, California in 1997.
Isabelita is survived by Lourdecio Bentulan (spouse); Lissa Bentulan Bayang (daughter); Jennifer Bentulan (daughter); Rosario Punsalan (sister); Rosita Kalman (sister), Ernesto Espiritu (brother); Connor Bayang (grandson) and Aria Bayang (granddaughter).
- Visitation Wednesday, February 19, 2020
- Funeral Mass Thursday, February 20, 2020
- Interment Thursday, February 20, 2020
Isabelita Espiritu Bentulan
February 15, 2020
Aww man...isabel, I prayed for this day to never come...I loved the times we got the hang out and I always loved talking to you about family issues and personal of my own and you were always so sweet, HONEST, and so freakin smart! You were always so amazing to me! You did so many wonderful things for me that my own family would never have...for this and millions of other things I will always be grateful that I got to meet you on this lifetime....I’m gonna miss your sweet voice and your cute laugh! My fondest memory of you will always be when you would play your favorite tunes lol you always had Jen updating your music for you on your iPad and iPhone...you were so tech smart lol but back to the music thing...I won’t ever forget when I played “imagine” by John Lennon and you sang along to it...god, it made me tear up every time...when I found out about your passing I broke down into tears because I couldn’t believe it and because I knew I would never hear your voice again :’( I said a prayer for you and I spoke to someone from church and they explained how this is only a momentary place and how we will all get to see each other again one day and be together for eternity along with our lord and savior Christ....so I’ll finish this off by saying I will see you again someday...and I look forward to seeing you in full health with a huge smile on your face...rest well isabel, you will forever be missed and forever be loved...I promise to help your family out if they ever Need help with Ben so don’t you worry one bit...I will keep all the promises I made to you...I won’t taint anything you helped me gain....love you so much. Rest well sweet angel. You deserve paradise and more! Anyone reading this just remember...this isn’t the end. It’s just the beginning, we will all be together again someday...keep your heads up and smile up above and know she’s smiling back.
February 15, 2020
lita, thanks be to god for the blessing ...... to be able to reconnect with you after 52 years. tho miles away from each other, we were able to talk and see each other via the modern convenience of the social media. those years seemed only yesterday when we shared our stories of the past. i am so thankful we had that moment of renewing our friendship again.
we did not work together for long at the ballistic division for i had to leave the country in 1968. that short time however, was long enough for me to discover a kind and caring person. your silent and simple demeanor, your dedication to your work are the memories i will hold in my heart.
rest in peace, my dear friend, may god take care and console your family and those those who love and miss you. my prayers are ever for you.
February 10, 2020
I was super glad to be able to meet you even if it was for a short time you welcomed me into your home with open arms and you even feed me some of that good old food I was so blessed when I got to spend that time with you. I know your heart spread to me so I know any one else who was able to spend time with you also has a piece of your heart with them. You are in a beautiful place now.