Nadine Gloria Bateman, (1932-2011), beloved wife, mother, and friend, passed away at her home in Torrance, CA on April 27, 2011 after a hard-fought battle with cancer, surrounded by her family. Born Nadine Gloria Maljak in Detroit, Michigan, she was the only daughter of Theda May Mudge and Joseph Maljak. When Nadine was twelve, her mother passed away and she was taken in by her grandparents, Nellie and John Mudge. She spent her teenage years on their farm in Cass City, MI graduating from Cass City High School in 1950. While volunteering for the USO, Nadine met her future husband, David A. Bateman, while he was stationed in the Army in Michigan. They were married on February 2, 1957 in Venice, California. For the next 54 years they shared the California dream. They welcomed a son, David in 1959 and a daughter, Melinda in 1962. A farm girl at heart, Nadine strove to live her life to the fullest; she loved cooking and created a beautiful home for her family and friends to enjoy. Her favorite pastimes were reading, swimming, dancing, singing, and traveling, especially cruises. In her younger years, she was a part-time lead singer for a few big bands. She passed on her love of music to her children who are now both professional musicians. Nadine was always great with numbers. When she decided to rejoin the work force in the 80's, she spent a few years working in accounts receivable for Dr. Pepper Bottling, then Hollywood Park, finally finishing her career at Seiko Instruments. Nadine spent her retirement years, actively helping out at the local women's assistance league, entertaining family and friends, traveling the world, and assisting her husband teaching line dance classes to large numbers of enthusiastic students. Nadine is survived by her husband, David A. Bateman, and her two children, David and Melinda. Funeral services will be held at Saint Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church in Redondo Beach at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7th. Viewing and rosary service will be held on Friday evening, May 6th from 4-8 p.m. at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in her name can be made to Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to Nadine’s family and friends, and especially to her loving husband, David. She was a wonderful person, and will be terribly missed.

  2. David, my thoughts are with you and Melinda and David at this very difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Nadine was a true friend and wonderful wife and mother. I sincerely wish David and family a future full of wonderful memories of Nadine. She will be very much missed but never forgotten.

  4. My sincerest condolences to Nadine’s family. I’ll always remember her beautiful smile that matched her beautiful personality. She will be missed.

  5. My sincerest condolences to the family. I’ll miss Nadine’s positive attitude toward life, never ending smile, cowgirl boots and visits to the office.

  6. I have many wonderful memories of Nadine. She was always so upbeat & very cheery. I have missed seeing her come by Seiko. She was a wonderful singer & dancer & a wonderful friend.The world was a better place because of Nadine, she touched many lives in a positive way.

  7. Dear David and Family, Nadine was a beautiful, vibrant person. We are honored that Nadine shared her talent and spirit with the participants of our City line dance classes for so long. She will be missed by so many. I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Love, Amanda Brockman

  8. David,Sr~I am sorry for your loss. In reading Nadine’s obituary, she sounds like she had a wonderful life and was surrounded by wonderful people. We, at the Redondo Beach Recreation Department, are thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time.

  9. Dear Dave and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Nadine was such a warm and kind presence in class and at the Elk’s dances. No one could wear Western finery and look as good as her. The two of you were quite a pair. We will miss her.

  10. Dear Bateman Family, Nadine will be missed by everyone and anyone that knew her. She was such a ray of sunshine and so much fun to be around, her smile and laugh was a gift to all, she was an amazing lady. Her memories, love and sweet personality will always be with all that knew her and loved her. Lot of love and peace to you. Brenda & Ron

  11. Melinda: Getting to know you and enjoying your sense of humor, your great smile and your fascinating take on the books we’ve read through the book club…I feel that I’ve had the opportunity to glimpse a part of your mother. I’m grateful to know you and pray you find peace through the love of your friends and family. God bless you and yours.

  12. Dear Bateman Famil, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Nadine at Seiko for several years. She was always cheery and kind, a real sweetheart.

  13. Nadine was my son Bill’s mother-in-law who he loved very much. I regret that living so many miles away from the Batemans I did not have an opportunity to really become well acquainted with Nadine but know she was a wonderful, loving person who will be missed so much by her family and friends. My condolences and love to all of them. Jeanette Brooks

  14. David and Family: It was with great sadness to learn about Nadine’s passing. I was very fortunate to have known her and work with her at Seiko for over 12 years. She was a wonderful and uplifting friend with a great smile and a fiesty, fun personality. She will be missed. My most deepest condolences to you, David and your children. Please know you will remain in my thoughts and prayers!

  15. Nadine was like a glass of champagne–bright and effervescent. Her smile and enthusiasm for life will remain a part of my memories through the years. May you find peace in knowing her life struggles have ended and she is at rest. Phyllis

  16. Nadine is gone from us but never far from our thoughts and our hearts. She was an inspiration and a joy – and had the biggest heart of anyone we’ve ever met. Nadine had the most style, grace, class and goodness of anyone I’ve ever met and will be a part of our lives always. Thank you, Sweet Angel Nadine” for being such a special part of our lives. This life without you will never, never be the same. Tory and Brian

  17. Nadine, what a wonderful and kind woman. Always smiling with a welcome in to her home. A lovely singer. Raised 2 wonderfully talented and kind children. Her spark is in their eyes and hearts. Will never forget her welcoming smile. Warms the heart to know you are now in the presence of the Lord you loved, well and whole, with very shiny wings, I can see you.

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