Judy Belser

Judy Belser

July 11, 1955 - April 22, 2009


Judy Belser nee Judith Ann Nichols
July 11, 1955- April 22, 2009

Judy passed away peacefully at Mission Hospital on April 22nd after a brief illness. On that day she went home to heaven and is now rejoicing with God and her beloved mother and other dear friends and family members that predeceased her.

The beloved daughter of Wharton A., DDS and Joyce E. Nichols, she was born at Garfield Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., the third of their four children. She spent her early years traveling with her military family to Germany, West Point in New York, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and finally to Honolulu, Hawaii. She completed a Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and shortly thereafter moved to Napa Valley, California to pursue her career. She rekindled a friendship from Hawaii with Vince Belser, who was attending San Francisco University, and he helped her to settle in to her new environment. This friendship soon blossomed into a life-long love affair; Judy and Vince were married on August 22, 1984. Vince then joined the Marine Corps and received officer training in Quantico, Virginia and flight training in Pensacola, Florida. Judy relished her role of military wife, as her mother had before her, and she and Vince loved all of their assignments, making many devoted friends along the way. Finally, they made their home in Mission Viejo for the past 25 years. They have one beautiful daughter, Callan Justine, who is 20 years old and attending college in Delray Beach, Florida.

Judy loved life, and lived her life to the fullest as a devout Christian. She was the most devoted wife and mother, daughter and sister, cousin and niece, and best friend to untold numbers of people. Our Judy never met a stranger. No matter where she was, she always made a positive impact on the peoples lives she touched. This beautiful soul will be so very missed.

Judy is survived by her husband Vince and her daughter Callan; her father, Wharton; brothers Ken and Greg Cindy and her sister Kathy Hank; her puppies Malibu and Snickers and favorite feline Sadie.

Memorial Service will be held at Mount of Olives Lutheran Church, 24772 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo, 92691. There will be a celebration of Judy’s life and open house at the Belser residence immediately following. Please visit and help us personalize Judy’s memorial webpage at www.oconnormortuary.com under obituaries. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Judy’s name to: The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Huntington Dog Beach, PMB 342, 7071 Warner Avenue, Suite F, Huntington Beach, CA 92647-5492.

Vince and Callan wish to express their deepest gratitude to all of Judy’s wonderful family and dear friends for all their love and support. They also wish to acknowledge the caring and professional nursing staff of the SICU at Mission Hospital and Saddleback Hospital. Their kindness will always be remembered. Judy will always be remembered as a true instrument of the Lord’s peace.

O’Connor Mortuary, 949 581-4300

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75 responses to Judy Belser

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  1. Candace-PSW says:

    I am sorry for your loss. It was always such a joy to talk with her when she would come by the store. She would come by pick up some stuff for the dogs and we would chat about life…her daughter that she loves so much. She had the light of the Lord shine in her eyes and when you spoke with her you could see how deeply she cared. I am suprised as I saw her recently and she looked amazing. I am so glad I got to speak with her. She will be missed. We don’t mourn as those without hope, we will see her again!
    God bless you all, you are in my prayers.

  2. So brief were my personell times shared with Judy. I was a passing EcoQuester. This is the thing tho.. Isn’t it something when such emotion can be felt for someone because of how wonderful they were with you. Such was the case with Judy and I. She was so, so kind and uplifting to me. She had a terrific way of making me feel like the most sucessfull person in the room. She would always jump right in there and be in the middle of it all. So comforting it was to see that she had arrived before me at any event because I then could be sure I had a friend to share with. A beautiful touch she has left on the world and they will make good use of her attendance in heaven. I am sure I will hopefully look for her there. Don W. Quinn II

  3. Kayne Miller says:

    Vince and Callan,
    I only knew Judy through the loving eyes and tender words of Vince. I can only imagine the depth of your loss. I’m so very sorry, will keep you both in my prayers, and will ask God for daily moments of joyful, loving memories for each of you and together.

  4. Liz Belser says:

    Judy’s love of life and people has always been an inspiration to me. She truly cherished every moment. I will miss her terribly.

    With love,Liz Belser

  5. Liz Belser says:

    Judy’s love of life and people has always been an inspiration to me. She truly cherished every moment. I will miss her terribly.

    With love,Liz Belser

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