On March 6, 2019, Isabelita Shipp, loving mother, grandmother, and sister passed away at home after a long battle with cancer at the age of 73. God truly made his presence known as she passed peacefully on Ash Wednesday during her Anointing of the Sick Sacrament. Lita, as she was known, was born June 9, 1945 in Manila, Philippines, to Jaime and Emma Leuterio. She and her sisters were raised by her mother Emma after her father’s untimely passing during WWII. Moving to the States in 1969, she spent her life in Southern California. She raised her son Lewis Hector as a single mother and worked primarily with Delta Airlines where she committed her service for over 40 yrs. Lita loved music, friends, family, and during her golden years, going to casinos. She was well known for being kind, helpful and most of all her strong will. She valued hard work. Being the youngest of four sisters, she ensured her mother and sisters joined her in the United States and as a single mother provided for her family and secured their future. She remained optimistic throughout her 10 year fight with cancer until she could fight no more. Lita was preceded in death by her husband Keith Shipp. She is survived by her son Lewis Hector Baluyot, two grandchildren, Matthew and Isabella Baluyot, her sisters, Columbina Osit, Erlinda Fielden, Noemi Franciso, and three nephews and one niece. Though she will be truly missed, we rejoice for she is now in the loving care of our Lord.

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  1. Condolences to my dear nephew Lewis,wife Karin and children Mathew and Isabella my heart will always be with you. We will miss her so much..

  2. Condolences to you my cousin Lewis and family we will truly missed you Tita Lita
    And you will be always in our hearts forever.

  3. My deepest condolence cuz and your family, Tita Lita is at peace now and painless.
    Always loving,
    Kuya ,Ate Tess and Nanay

  4. My deepest sympathies to the family & friends of Lita Shipp. May she rest in peace, enjoyed working with her, had good times in baggage service. Prayers & thoughts to all always.

  5. Thank you for your years of service at Delta. You are missed. All my love and prayers to your family and friends

  6. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family during this difficult period. May you find the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your mom rest in peace.

  7. Uncle Lewis and family, my deepest condolences 🙁 I’m happy I got to see Auntie Lita one last time over the summer! May she Rest In Peace and continue watching over our family

    Love Kyle and Melody

  8. I worked with Lita at TNT for years and she was happy person, good worker and she speaks her mind. It was an honor to worked with her and got to know her. I’m sorry for your loss and prayed for your family for God to give you comfort and strength at this moment. Lita , you will be missed.
    Always, Helen Bushrod

  9. My most heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family of Nene (as I call her) at this time of your loss of a loved one. Our families have been friends for a long time, even way back in P.I. Let us console ourselves with the sweet memories we spent with Nene, and now that she has joined our Creator, – may she rest in peace and free of pain. Only time and love will heal our sorrows.

  10. I worked with Lita when Delta merged with Northwest 2009 in baggage service office. She was the most accommodating & friendly person. Very sincere & honest, a strong willed woman she was relentless in her beliefs. Thank you Lita for being so kind & helpful to us Northwest family as we joined Delta. I will never forget your spirited nature when we worked together in BSO during a brief period of time along with Chauncey who was also good-natured. We shared the same parish St. Catherine Laboure in Torrance she would walk so fast after mass I can’t keep up just to say hello! My dear Lita you have lived a full thriving life may you rest in heaven with our Father. Rest In Peace we’ll miss you.

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