Betty Lou Hagemeister left with dignity and grace to meet her Lord on May 10, 2013. She was born to Ernest and Opal Hoaglund in Brady, Nebraska, on September 7, 1936. She graduated from Brady High School in 1954.
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Betty met her husband, John Hagemeister, while attending the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She was employed by Farmer's Mutual Ins. Co. in Lincoln and continued working for them after marrying John until he graduated from the University, whereupon they moved to California.
They moved to several cities in Northern California while her husband was involved in banking and gave birth to two children, Lisa, and Brent. She was a member of the Ukiah Methodist Church. During this time, Betty worked for several companies and found time to be active in, and President of the MARC Club in Lodi, California.
In 1990, the couple moved to Sunriver, Oregon where she was an avid bridge player and did volunteer work for the community of Sunriver, Chairing the Safety Committee. She took up golf and played regularly while also working part time. She was a member of PEO and served as an officer of the group. She and John were members of the Sunriver Community Fellowship.
The couple moved in 2004 to Corpus Christi, Texas, to be nearer to family there. Betty continued to play bridge and was a member of several groups. She was also active in the AV Chapter of PEO and served as an officer of that organization. Betty was a master of the pun and gave joy to many with her wit and humor.
Betty was a devoted wife and mother and is survived by her husband, John; daughter Mrs. Lisa Gay and husband David Gay of Centreville, VA and son, Dr. Brent Hagemeister and wife, Dr. Fariba Zarinetchi. She is also survived by grandchildren, Brian Gay, Michael Gay, Kevin Hagemeister, and Douglas Hagemeister. She leaves a brother, John Hoaglund and spouse, Bonnie, of Sacramento, CA, nephew Jeffrey Hoaglund and wife Christine of Albuquerque, NM, and nephew Stephen Hoaglund of Sacramento, CA.
She was a beautiful lady, loved by many, missed by many, and irreplaceable. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty Hagemeister's name to the First United Methodist Church, 900 South Shoreline Blvd. Corpus Christi, Texas, 78401, New Century Hospice of South Texas, 4550 Corona Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78411, or to a
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. To offer condolences please visit www.cage-mills.com.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from May 16 to May 23, 2013