Linda Darlene Belt

Linda Darlene Belt was born in Alameda on Nov. 7, 1962, to Mary Phillips. While growing up, Linda blessed all that knew her. She had a heart of gold and was loved by many.  

In 1981, Linda graduated from Alameda High School and started her career at US Bank. In 2000, Linda decided to move on to Medical Insurance Exchange of California as an accounts receivable technician. 

Linda’s favorite pasttimes included spending quality time with family, camping, watching her favorite sitcoms, doing crosswords and cheering on the Warriors. 

On May 28, 2018, Linda was reunited with her Savior; mother, Mary Phillips; adopted father, Frank R. Esparza, Jr.; siblings: William Phillips, Sharon Avery and Marvin Malone; sisters-in-law, Marlene Malone and Diane Phillips; Auntie Emma Esparza and nephews Bobby Phillips and Noah Esparza.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are: her adopted mother, Josephine Esparza, children: James “JJ” Palega (Mary Palega), Brittany Belt and Brian Belt; brother, Timothy Malone; adopted siblings Raeann Esparza-Banuelos (Jesse Banuelos) and Frank Esparza III (Rebecca Esparza); grandchildren: Kylani, Kaleya and Kylie; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews: William (Billy) Phillips, Maryann Wright (Mark Wright), Stacie Salinas (Jimmy Salinas), Tiffany Maloch (Chas Maloch), Michael Wright, Jimmy Salinas (Alyssa Bermudez), Mila Salinas, Joaquin Salinas, Jae’Ven Salinas, Desirae Archuleta (DesiSue) and Frankie Esparza lV, as well as many other family and friends. 

Services held in Linda’s honor will be at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. A rosary will be held today, Thursday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. and a mass tomorrow, Friday, June 15, at 11:30 a.m.