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Dagmar Belier
Aug. 31, 1914 Oct. 4, 2009
Dagmar Belier, 95, passed away at home on Oct. 4, 2009, surrounded by her family. Dagmar was the youngest of nine children born in Turlock to Bertha and Anton Lindbeck. She attended and graduated from Turlock High School in 1932, where she met her future husband Ken Belier. Dag was a hard worker, sometimes managing three jobs at once. She worked for the newspaper, a dress shop, at the movie theater as well as a local cannery. Dag and Ken were married on June 3, 1938, in Turlock. In the coming years, they would be blessed with four children. Ken’s employment took the family to Burbank briefly, before settling permanently in Santa Maria in 1950. Dagmar dedicated her life to her family. She was an avid homemaker who took pride in everything she did. Among her many talents, she was an incredible seamstress, a wonderful cook and baker, a painter and an amazing gardener to name just a few. She especially loved to laugh and share stories with her family. To her grandkids and great-grandkids, she was known for her song and dance, her garden and especially her chocolate chip cookies. She always made each new family member feel special and loved.
Dagmar is survived by her four children, Brian and his wife, Debbie, of Los Angeles, Jeri and her husband, Patrick, Ferini of Santa Maria, Joan and her husband, Jay Whinnery of Grand Junction, Colo. and Kenny and his wife, Sandi, of San Juan Capistrano; grandkids, Christine and Craig Reade, Julie and Darren Epps, Joanie and Tom Sumner, Sara and Tom Minetti, Stephanie and Chris Sullivan, Brian Belier, Jill Whinnery, Jenni and Dwayne Hauschild, Joelle Whinnery, Aimee Belier and Emilee Belier; and 19 great grandchildren.  
She is also survived by her longtime and loving caretaker, Catalina Castillo, who cared for her during her later years as she struggled with Alzheimer’s.  Thank you also to Jacquelyn Felix for her tireless support and care in assisting Catalina with her care.
Private services will be held this week under the care of Dudley Hoffman Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Marian Hospice.
The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to those that contributed to her comfort and well being during her time with Alzheimer’s.  She had a wonderful, full life and we are all so thankful to have been touched and inspired by her examples.  We love you, Gram!!
Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary and Crematory.