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Margaret Elizabeth Dingman Ibarra
Birth: Aug. 28, 1927
Montgomery County
New York, USA
Death: May 6, 2004
Kern County
California, USA


My Pretty Blue Eyes, My Beautiful Mom.

Aug. 28, 1927 - May 6, 2004.

My mother was born on August 28, 1927, the daughter of Morgan and Mable (Edgerton) Dingman, in Canajoharie, New York. When she was about seven years, the family moved to Palatine Bridge, where she attended school and later moved to Nelliston.

Mom, along with her sister Alice worked for the Beech Nut Company, in Canajoharie, a job she enjoyed. Margaret and her sister Alice walked to work, she described the area including the Methodist church they had to walk past and the bridge they walked over. Margaret attended Sunday School at the Methodist church there. When I visited the area in 2002, I visited the small, beautiful church and walked over the same bridge she used to cross on foot.

She married Serafin Sandoval Ibarra on October 6, 1945 in St. Johnsville, New York and they were married for almost 47 years when Serafin passed away in 1992.

Margaret was a wonderful mother, raising seven children; always putting her children first, raising them with lots of love and respect. Margaret actually had ten children, her first pregnancy ended when she was about three months pregnant. Margaret had three sons all born a little over a year from each other. Margaret's fifth pregnancy ended when she was five months pregnant, a little boy which she got to hold. When Margaret was seven months pregnant with her next child, Margaret was going down the steps of her home while it was raining, she slipped and fell which caused her to go into premature labor. Stephen Richard was soon born and survived for 24 hours. Margaret mourned for her three children, taken so soon from her. When Margaret became pregnant again, she hope for a baby girl and she got her baby girl, for that was when I was born. Margaret and Serafin were thrilled to have a baby girl, although she would have been happy with a baby boy. Margaret would go on to have three more girls.

With seven children to care for, Margaret became a stay at home mother. She loved cooking, sewing, keeping her home clean. She would care for other people's children and save the money she earned to buy lots of gifts for her children at Christmas.

Mom loved to sing and in her younger days was so good at singing she was encouraged to sing professionally which she didn't pursue because she wanted to get married instead. While growing up, we always heard Mom singing as she did her housework. She sang Patriotic songs, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers songs, lots of songs from the 40's, current songs on the radio. Mom enjoyed all kinds of music. Mom also had a very large record collection.

Mom loved to cook Mexican food, she made delicious fried beans and chile con carne, and her flour tortillas were so good, the best the family has ever tasted. My brother and I made sure we were at Mom and Dad's house for breakfast when Mom made her chili con carne egg scramble which was delicious. Mom & Dad even made tamales at Christmas time. I loved her home made raisin coffee cake, it was so good.

Mom loved being surrounded by her family, we would all sit around the kitchen table, talking, laughing, eating and having a good time. Mom loved to share stories with us about her childhood, growing up in New York.

Mom, Dad and the family lived in numerous places; first in California, than in Arizona and moved back to California in 1967 and have lived here since. Mom and Dad also lived in Nelliston, New York and Tijuana, Mexico.

Mom will always be loved and missed by her family. Her strength was an inspiration to her family. Her daughters had two nicknames they had given their mother; "Pretty Blue Eyes" and "Beautiful Mom". Indeed, she was the most beautiful mom to us.

Miss you Mom.

Daughter, Rose


Mom was a breast cancer survivor, 10+ years.
Mom passed away from COPD.


A Prayer for Margaret
Eternal rest grant unto Margaret, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed,
Through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


I am so grateful for all the Notes & Flowers left on my Loved ones Memorials. Thank you so much. God bless you all.


A Mother's Love
There is no love, like a mother's love,
no stronger bond on earth...
like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother, when she gives birth.
A mother's love is forever strong,
never changing for all time...
and when her children need her most,
a mother's love will shine.
God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one...
for all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they've done.
When her days on earth are over,
a mother's love lives on...
through many generations,
with God's blessings on each one.
Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love...
from the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.
Author unknown

You can only have one mother, patient kind and true;
No other friend in all the world, will be the same to you,
When other friends forsake you, to mother you will return,
For all her loving kindness, she asks nothing in return.

As we look upon her picture, sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine, and a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus, take this message to our dear mother up above,
Tell her how we miss her, and give her all our love.
Author unknown

When I think about the old days
I want them back again,
Our house was always happy,
And full of laughter then.

We'd all be there together
Content in every way,
Then the mainstream of the family,
Simply went away.

We, all of us, do the best we can
But it will never be the same,
We can't tell you how often,
We all still speak your name.

All I wish is that once more,
Before I lower the light,
I could only kiss her on the cheek
And say I love you mom......Goodnight.
~Author Unknown~

Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My Mother.
~Jane Taylor~

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Family links: 
  Morgan Oriley Dingman (1876 - 1952)
  Mable May Edgerton Dingman (1894 - 1963)
  Serafin Sandoval Ibarra (1918 - 1992)*
  Robert Ybarra (1949 - 2007)*
  Stephen Richard Ibarra (1951 - 1951)*
  Rose Etta Dingman Taylor (1912 - 1995)*
  Morgan Chauncey Dingman (1913 - 1973)*
  Harry Edward Dingman (1915 - 1981)*
  Stewart James Dingman (1918 - 1992)*
  Silas Leon Dingman (1920 - 1981)*
  Mary Dianne Dingman Vosburgh (1922 - 2013)*
  Martha Dingman Foster (1924 - 2003)*
  Alice May Dingman McRedmond (1926 - 1988)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Dingman Ibarra (1927 - 2004)
  Hazel Ruth Dingman Dingman (1929 - 2011)*
  Charles H. Dingman (1930 - 1974)*
  Bradley C Dingman (1935 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Rest in Peace.
Wasco Memorial Park
Kern County
California, USA
Created by: RoseN
Record added: Oct 27, 2008
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Margaret Elizabeth <i>Dingman</i> Ibarra
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