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In Memory of

Belinda Sadie Uhall

April 17, 1959 - May 11, 2017

Obituary


A Life Celebration of Strength, Passion, Friendship and LOVE
Dr. Belinda Raymond-Uhall died on May 11, 2017 at the age of 58 after a two year battle with brain cancer. She stood fast, a pillar of remarkable poise and determination, smiling and offering that full throttle thumbs up after each crossing. Those around her - family, friends, and doctors - would say she triumphed in the face of unbeatable odds, paving the way for others who might benefit from the trials she so gallantly embraced. That was the way she was; always thinking about others...

A Life Celebration of Strength, Passion, Friendship and LOVE
Dr. Belinda Raymond-Uhall died on May 11, 2017 at the age of 58 after a two year battle with brain cancer. She stood fast, a pillar of remarkable poise and determination, smiling and offering that full throttle thumbs up after each crossing. Those around her - family, friends, and doctors - would say she triumphed in the face of unbeatable odds, paving the way for others who might benefit from the trials she so gallantly embraced. That was the way she was; always thinking about others even in the face of her own death.
Belinda was born in Tucson, Arizona on April 17, 1959, curly hair and all, to Stella Elsie Pelletier and John Guy Raymond III. She was first born, of course, with that spunky "I can do" attitude, and reminded her two younger brothers countless times. Belinda loved everything about Tucson and the southwest, especially its clear sunny skies, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and perfect weather.
Not surprising, Belinda knew from the time she was ten years old that she wanted to be a doctor; to make a difference in people's lives. Driven by her deep convictions, unbridled faith, and untethered passion for people, Belinda graduated in the top of her class from Pacific University and went on to become a Doctor of Internal Medicine from the University of Arizona Medical School. She was a woman of action and perseverance, never standing still waiting for things to happen, but driving forward, learning and influencing and helping others.
Her life was not complete until she lived through raising a family. Two daughters and a proud father marked a time in her life filled with love, discovery, sharing, and purpose. She was a great mother teaching, nurturing, and preparing her daughters for all that life has to offer, never putting herself first in anything except perhaps her love for bling-adorned clothes. She was a great cook, credit going to her mother, always experimenting with new recipes and ingredients. She was a lover of animals raising horses, cats, fish, and other countless critters and became a certified Sonoran desert tortoise rehabilitator. Belinda enjoyed sports, outdoor recreation, everything Oregon, music, the arts, and a good political debate with her bothers. Her life was full with substance and meaning, and was an avid worshiper at My Church.


This is where the journey ends, a life shorter than hoped, but fulfilled in love, family, spirit and God. It was the pinnacle of her life, the sounding of her last breath that laid testament to a life so worthy, so beautiful, so celebrated. We will miss her in everything we do. We love you Belinda.
Belinda is survived by her two daughters Brianna and Alena and the father of her children, Phil Uhall. Also surviving her is her mother Stella Pelletier/Braastad, and her two brothers John Raymond IV and James Raymond