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DELORES MARIE CAREY KAISER

Kaiser, Delores Marie Carey, passed away on April 14, 2013 at the age of 78 following complications from COPD.

Delores (Dee) was born November 5, 1934 to Agnes and Louis Carey on their farm at Cedar Township in rural Churdan, Iowa. She was the sixth of nine children. She treasured her connections to her large extended family.

Delores attended a one-room schoolhouse. She graduated Ottumwa Heights Teacher's College before traveling from Iowa to California to find employment as an elementary school teacher. She also found a husband, Jacques T. Kaiser, who survives her. She was a wonderful wife who offered him the most wonderful life a man could want. They were married in 1958, and purchased their home in Huntington Beach in 1961. She taught for many years at St. Bonaventure Catholic School and was a lifelong member of that parish family. Later Delores worked at Hughes Aircraft.

Delores was the loving mother of Beth (Michael) Wagner, Chris (Ken) Thayer, Theresa (Trevor) Dodson, and Jay Kaiser; loving grandmother of Brent (Kristie) Welder, Stephanie (Luke Spence), Paul Welder, Elizabeth Welder, Caroline Wagner; Haley and Thomas Thayer; Taylor, Spencer and Jack Dodson; Jackie, Claire and Zack Kaiser; loving great-grandmother of Jack and Cameron Spence and Eleanor Welder.

Delores had a great sense of humor and laughed heartily with her many friends. She held a special place in her heart for children and their causes. Delores loved to sew and created everything from Baptismal and First Holy Communion gowns to Halloween costumes and prom dresses. Dee was a fun loving and warm-hearted woman who will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

The funeral will take place at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Huntington Beach, California on Friday May 3, 2013 at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Huntington Beach Public library in Delores Kaiser's name.


Published in Orange County Register on Apr. 28, 2013
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