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

  1. Brenda Hayes says:

    Judy was such a wonderful addition to our women’s bible study group. She was the kind of person you instantly took a liking to. Judy radiated with warmth, caring and enthusiasm and I will miss her terribly. My sincere condolences to Vince and Callin. Thank you for sharing her with us.

    “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord is my strength and my song..” Isaiah 12:2 “..and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6

  2. I am so saddened and feel cheated for not being in closer contact!!! I am so sorry, Vince and Callan! I can’t imagaine the pain of being without sweet, fiesty Judy. I have so many sweet, giving, histerically fun memories with Judy. Michael and I will see you on Saturday. She is in heaven! It’s our hearts that will struggle, missing her daily love in our lives!

  3. Callen and Vince, we are so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Lots of softball games and trading dog stories, we will remember her smile and dancing eyes. Our prayers to you and know she will always be with you.

  4. I met Judy through EcoQuest meetings a while back and immediately saw her radiance and felt her energy that I had heard about. I knew through friends of her deep devotion to her family and her commitment to helping people have better health.
    It is such a blessing to know she was a follower of Christ and is now smiling in heaven in perfect peace.
    My deepest sympathy to Vince, Callan and extended family. Her legacy will live on forever.

  5. Judy gained the respect from top leaders in EcoQuest with her professionalism, her loyalty and commitment to good health. We got to know her after a nice lunch one day at Mimi’s and ever since considered her our friend. We will remember her radiant smile, her positive energy and the deep love she had for her family.

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