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My mother, Judith Ann Dagle, was born on March 16, 1941, in Sioux City, Woodbury Co., Iowa.

She was the second daughter of George Marvin Dagle (12 Sep 1912 – 12 Aug 1951) and Mary Margaret McGraw (09 May 1917 – 24 Feb 2004).

Judy grew up in Tacoma, Washington, and San Bernardino, California. She graduated from St. Bernardine’s High School, San Bernardino, California, in 1959.

She died on July 27, 2001, in Lancaster, Los Angeles Co., California.

She would have been 67 years old today.

A devoted mother and daughter, Judy is greatly missed by all who loved her.

She taught me how to love, and I hope that I am half the mother to my daughter that she was to me.

I promised myself I wouldn’t cry any more this week, so I’m just going to leave it at that.

Happy birthday, Mom.

Copyright © 2008 by Elizabeth O’Neal

Elizabeth is a professional genealogist, writer, and consultant. Likes: long walks in the cemetery, and the smell of old courthouse books. Dislikes: people who copy stuff off the internet without giving credit, and county clerks who can't tell the difference between Eastern and Pacific time zones. Secretly hopes her daughter will one day develop an interest in family history (but no luck so far).

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