Roberta so happy to be with her kids! 8-23-2010
Roberta Thompson
  • 76 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 3, 1936
  • Place of birth:
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 16, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Santa Monica, California, United States
Let the memory of Roberta be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Roberta Thompson, 76, born on April 3, 1936 and passed away on October 16, 2012. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by brenda winter on 28th October 2016

"Thank you to Roberta's three children.  Anyone who ever knew Roberta knew how much she adored her children and grandchildren.  For me, I have not forgotten Roberta.  We had a wonderful week in Palm Desert several years before we lost Roberta.  She and I went to Idlywilld, the swap meet in Palm Desert, fabulous restaurants, stopped at Hadleys, laughed and shared our lives.  Roberta is one of the kindest, warmest, and loving person I have known.  All of us at Kennedy High School keep her in our hearts and always will!"

This tribute was added by Janeen Rae Heller on 17th October 2016

"Hi Roberta, We miss you and wish you were here with us. Larry has been taking such respectful tender care of your home. He loves you with all his heart. The other day he showed me some sweet notes he had written to you with musical notation and loving words. You kept them all. We have been enjoying videos and pictures of family and friends. Thank you for keeping them all in good shape. Sending you love. Janeen"

This tribute was added by Sheri Jones on 16th October 2016

"Just had to leave you a note.  Thank you very much for the extra push up there for the dodgers.  I knew you, Jack, Grandma and Grandpa would push them along for us.  Mom and dad came over.  We miss you so much, had a toast to you and well, love you much my auntie.  Love your favorite niece!!!"

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 16th October 2016

"Hi Roberta,
It's been 4 years since you left me. I miss you so much. Miss talking to you every day. I was loosing at chumash so I played your X & won. I thought of you watching me. Thanks for making me win. LOL. Say hi to mom & dad, Jack, Bev & Elliott, & Lenny for us.
Love you, Bob & Fran"

This tribute was added by Sheri Jones on 16th October 2016

"Hi Auntie,  4 years today, crazy.  It feels longer cuz i miss you so much.  Well, guess what?  Dodgers in the playoffs again.  Give them a good shout out.  Them Bums.  Mom and Dad are good.  We miss you soooo much and will never forget you. Bella gives you a lick too.  Love you, Sheri, Dave, Katie and Bella, (Woof)"

This tribute was added by Deborah Nessim on 16th October 2016

"Can't believe it's been four years. I still miss her so much. She would be so happy to have me back in America."

This tribute was added by Deborah Nessim on 4th April 2016

"My very young Mom would have turned 80 yesterday. I would have been with her and we would have had a big party. I miss her so much."

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 3rd April 2016

"Happy Birthday Roberta-My dear sister. Wow, you would have been 80 today. I am closing in on you. Miss you so much. Much love. Say Hi to everyone up there."

This tribute was added by Janeen Rae Heller on 3rd April 2016

"Hi Roberta, Happy Soul Birthday! We miss you. Larry left me a voice mail this morning. He was on brake from playing drums for a service and he was ecstatic from being deeply in the experience and also playing well. I heard him play recently and he is awesome. I know you were with him. love, Janeen"

This tribute was added by Sheri Jones on 17th October 2015

"Hi Auntie, Whats happenin up there.  We miss you down here.  Not the same without u!  Went to the dodger playoff game and thought of you.  We had a good time!  I miss you a lot and think of you often.  I keep your memory alive with great stories of you, Jack and grandma.Miss you so much. I know, I am your favorite niece.  Love you, Sheri"

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 16th October 2015

"Hi Roberta,
It's 3 years today since you left me. I miss you so much. I miss going to the race track, chumash,  the dodger games, & the Glendale theater with you. But most of all, I miss talking to you every day. So wish you were here.
Say Hi to Mom, Dad, & Jack for me.
Love you, Fran"

This tribute was added by Janeen Rae Heller on 16th October 2015

"Dear Roberta, We all still feel the loss of you here on this earth and always send you love. Larry is inspired to life by you every day. He is playing music, surfing, exploring, meeting new people, growing, giving, loving, nurturing his business and everyone who is a part of his business, seeking out beauty and missing you. You are with him and all those who love you."

This tribute was added by Janeen Rae Heller on 6th April 2015

"Dear Roberta, Larry and I talk about you and to you, as I am sure you know. We feel your presence and love and guidance. Thank you. Sending love, Janeen"

This tribute was added by Danielle Clewell on 4th April 2015

"Happy Birthday, Grandma! I think of you nearly every day and see your face everywhere I go."

This tribute was added by Deborah Nessim on 4th April 2015

"My Mom would be 79 now. She would be so happy to celebrate her birthday with all of her family. She would also be planning a trip to England to attend my graduation. I really miss her and still find it hard to believe she is really gone."

This tribute was added by brenda winter on 4th April 2015

"I do think of Roberta often - always remembering her warm smile and her thoughtful and loving friendship.  Our many dinners and our week in Palm Desert together are part of my memories of her.  We went to Idyllwild, College of the Canyon, a wonderful restaurant in Palm Springs with art on the walls, laughing and commiserating over the hard times….I will not forget her!  I think it is wonderful that her children and family do this for her.  The happiness of her children and grandchildren was the mission of her life.  It is only sad that she can't see all of this  -  but we can and we can bring Roberta back by having her in our hearts.  She lives this way with all of us.    Brenda"

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 3rd April 2015

"Happy Birthday Roberta. I have a candle glowing for you. Hope you are having a great one with Mom & Dad, Jack, & Ritzi. Wish you were here. I know we would have been going out to dinner with you or Chumash for sure.  Miss you so much. Love, Bob & Fran"

This tribute was added by Daniel Nessim on 25th October 2014

"It has been more than two years, and it seems like yesterday. You were very much loved and appreciated. You would be so proud of Debi. She is finishing her MA soon. I feel sad that we were so far away in another country during your last years, and felt so honoured that you came and visited us."

This tribute was added by Diane Boston on 17th October 2014

"Mom I sure miss you! I know you are Dancing with the stars! I love you and not a day goes by that I think about you! I'll talk with you when I get up there! It must be beautiful! Thank you for all you did for your kids!  You really loved us! Happy birthday!"

This tribute was added by Sheri Jones on 16th October 2014

"So yea, Went out to brents for breakfast with mom, dad and dave with you in mind today.  We miss you a lot down here. Katie is becoming a beautiflul young lady.  Wish you could be here to see her.  Miss your funny antics, your laughter, you and my mom together and just YOU!  Love and miss you!!!!!!!  Oh and mom loved her blintzes but i know she would have shared."

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 16th October 2014

"It's been 2 years today since you left us. We lit a candle today in your memory. You will never be forgotten. Missed you at Brent's for breakfast this morning. We would have shared cheese blintzes. Because of you, I had to eat them myself. Miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Danielle Clewell on 16th October 2014

"Lit a memorial candle for you last night, Grandma. I miss you so much. Your light still shines bright."

This tribute was added by Janeen Rae Heller on 16th October 2014

"Hi Roberta,  We miss you. I say hi to your picture all the time. I feel your energy and personality is still with us. Larry is amazing. He is so accomplished and talented. He works hard and grows in his music, business and health every day. He is becoming more balanced daily. I know he is inspired by you and your love of life and good treatment of people. The best thing about him is his abundant kindness. He is soooo good to people whether they be a stranger, a client, an employee, a fellow student or  a long time friend. He treats them all with with respect, generosity patience, understanding and dignity. He loves you so much. I know you are proud. Sending you love and love to the whole family. Janeen"

This tribute was added by Deborah Nessim on 16th October 2014

"Mom, I lit a candle in memory of you today. I still cannot believe you are gone from this Earth. It still feels so wrong and hurts so much.  I miss you soooo badly. Words do not seem enough to express your absence."

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 14th August 2014

"It has been 2 years since we girls went to Hawaii together. Sheri, Katie and I went there together this July. Sheri and Katie went horseback riding-not me. They went zip lining and I know you would have joined them. Maybe you did. Sure missed you there. Wasn't the same without you.
I love and miss you.
Fran"

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 12th May 2014

"Hope you had a great mother's day with our Mom, Daddy, and Jack.
We all missed you.
Love, Fran and Bob"

This tribute was added by Sheri Jones on 3rd April 2014

"My Auntie", Yes you were my aunt.  I love you so much.  I think of you often.  We still meet in front of your house if we have somewhere to go together.  It seems like the ting to do. Feels like your still here.  Happy 29th birthday.  I bet up there you can have any year you want.  Stay as young as you were down here.  Love you, Sheri"

This tribute was added by Larry Szulc on 3rd April 2014

"Mom, I love love love love love love love you!!!  When I think of you, my heart fills with happiness.  I'm happy for all the joy I brought you in my own way. I have flashes of your smile and laughter and great memories of the things we did. Thank you for taking us all to Alaska Mom - that was sooo special with funny and fun memories. Everyone loves and misses you so much. Ritzy gets her peanut butter meds every day, along with lots of love! I hope little Freeway is giving you lots of his little doggy kisses right now :). Loving you always, and want to go to a movie with you tonight!  You are the best."

This tribute was added by Cata Cisneros on 3rd April 2014

"Happy birthday, my good friend♡ miss your smile♥"

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 3rd April 2014

"Happy Birthday Roberta! You are 78 today. I will be catching up with you soon. I miss you every day. Life isn't the same without you. Say hi to Bev, Jack, Mom and Dad. Love you."

This tribute was added by Danielle Clewell on 3rd April 2014

"I miss you beyond words, Grandma. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I Left a funny video I thought you would like on your Facebook page. Life is short, so I know I will see you soon. I love you."

This tribute was added by Janeen Rae Heller on 3rd April 2014

"You are in our hearts Roberta. We feel your presence always. Happy Soul B-day."

This tribute was added by Daniel Boston on 8th November 2013

"Hi Grandma,
I can't believe it's been over 1 year now since you passed. I woke up thinking about you today and I can't help but to feel sad because it feels like you should still be here with me and us. I never realized how much I had until you were gone. I love you, miss you."

This tribute was added by Janeen Rae Heller on 17th October 2013

"I miss you Roberta. I'm sure you are forever proud of all your children.  Larry is studying so hard, growing and making music. He is loving Ritzy sooooooo much and with so much joy! I feel you right now. I know you are with us all in spirit and soul."

This tribute was added by Sheri Jones on 17th October 2013

"I miss you!!!!!!  I new the dodgers would win today.  How could they not with your wings.  Made something special with you in mind for my mama.  She loved it.  Life not the same without you.  Love you and miss u so much.  Love your favorite niece, of course, I always loved that.  Love, Sheri"

This tribute was added by Deborah Nessim on 16th October 2013

"It is hard to believe that 1 year ago today my Mom left this earth. I miss her so. I lit a memorial candle for her today, which would make her happy. I imagine her full of joy and free of cares, with a healthy body. I imagine her being able to see all clearly now, without the cloudy and limited vision that plagues us here on earth. And I imagine how moved she is that we all miss her so."

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 16th October 2013

"It is 1 year today that you left us. I lit a candle for you today and said a prayer. I know you are enjoying yourself with Jack, Mom, and Dad. Tell them I send my love. Miss you so much.
Your loving sister, Fran"

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 21st July 2013

"It is exactly one year today since we left for Maui. Wish we were still there. Miss you!"

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 16th July 2013

"Tomorrow will be 9 months since you left us. Larry, Diane, Sheri and myself took your ashes to Nevada to be with Jack. It was very  surreal for all of us. We hope you are at peace now with Jack. We all miss you very much."

This tribute was added by Larry Szulc on 12th May 2013

"Hi Mom!  Ritzy is very happy - got lots of love this morning at my bedside.  She does all her cute little things and I hear hear howl every time I pull up in my car :)!  Life is not the same with you, but we love you so much and I'm so fortunate to have had a mom like you.  Happy Mothers Day from your son with a big hug and kiss, and Ritzy with a howl and a lick. You're the best ~ Larry"

This tribute was added by Janeen Rae Heller on 12th May 2013

"Hi Roberta,
I know you were there watching Larry with us last night!  He was so wonderful playing drums and percussion with the orchestra! The Sound Of Music was my favorite!  I will post some video here later when I figure out how to do it. Love on mothers day and always.We miss you in body but feel you in soul and spirit all the time   Janeen"

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 12th May 2013

"Happy Mother's Day! I am sure Larry will miss taking you out to that great steak house. We miss you a lot. Tell Mom Happy Mother's day too.
Love, Fran and Bob"

This tribute was added by Larry Szulc on 20th April 2013

"Mom, I miss you so much and the world is not the same without you!  Your love for me made me feel so good, and I always remained happy knowing that you were living such a great life with Ritzy, and knowing that my phone would ring soon enough for dinner or to go to a movie or something.  I loved our life together - thank you Mom for being such a lovely mom!  Love, love, love you!"

This tribute was added by Diane Boston on 3rd April 2013

"Dear Mom, I thought of you a lot today and had lunch with Katharine and the family and you were there too! I love and miss you very much and wish I could hug you and see you. I am so happy that you are my mom. I will always remember how special you are. I love you! Love always and forever, Diane"

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 3rd April 2013

"Happy 77th birthday Roberta. We all miss you very much. I lit a memorial candle for you today. Wish I could talk to you every day.
Love, your sister and brother-in-law, Fran and Bob"

This tribute was added by Janeen Rae Heller on 3rd April 2013

"Sending you love Roberta!Larry is so passionate about studying and playing music. He is running a business that treats his customers and work force with great respect and integrity. He is loving Ritzy with his full heart and just loves when she is happy. He misses you so much and shares it all with you daily. Even American Idol."

This tribute was added by Gloria Barth on 3rd April 2013

"Hi Roberta,

I got up ;this morning and as I was walking into the kitchen, you came to my mind.  I thought, "I think today is Roberta's birthday".
You are always on my mind.  I miss you.
Love, Gloria"

This tribute was added by dianer gaynor on 3rd April 2013

"Loved you Roberta,  and miss you very much. I especiallymiss our late night phone calls when you were waiting for Larry to come over.

Palm Springs will never be the same without you,

Diane"

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 18th March 2013

"It's been 5 months already. I will miss you forever! We missed you at Katie's musical. You would have loved it. Hope you were watching from heaven as you were always there. Love you."

This tribute was added by Robert Denmeade on 16th March 2013

"Aunt Roberta,we miss you so much.I will  miss all the times we had celebrating my birthday and we had all had fun at the hockey game.Love you Bobby Denmeade."

This tribute was added by Rose G. on 3rd February 2013

"Roberta,My forever friend. We worked together at Kennedy and San Fernando High Schools. We all counted on you, You were respected by everyone.  I miss you very much and cherish our shared memories.
Love, Rose"

This tribute was added by Armand Szulc on 30th January 2013

"Dear Roberta,
Although we were not in the best of terms,  I miss you.
Armand"

This tribute was added by Gina Ryskind on 29th January 2013

"I miss your funny emails and calls. I traveled vicariously through you to so many countries. Your common sense and humor were so valuable to me."

This tribute was added by Kandy G on 29th January 2013

"Roberta you will be missed so much. Your laughter and kindness graced our presence for so little time. Your love of family and life was very evident in the stories you told. I enjoyed our travels together with Ed (Jack) and our many dinners shared. Rest in peace. Kandy"

This tribute was added by Lynne Michels on 29th January 2013

"Roberta's warmth is missed by so many of her Kennedy High School friends---and her family and friends--- as well as the seniors at the Wilkinson Center where she volunteered.  As always, Roberta gave of herself to everyone!  She was also so adventurous and embraced life fully."

This tribute was added by michael denmeade on 21st January 2013

"Alison here. Just thinking about you and hope that your transition into the twilight was beautiful. Sometimes I have concerns about your sister Fran and hope that the loss of you does not cause her too much sadness. Anyways enjoy your freedom from the shell that encased your soul. Fly free"

This tribute was added by michael denmeade on 21st January 2013

"This is Reece,
I miss you soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! You were the best great aunt I could ask for. You were always their for my birthday and I really appreciated that. I love you!!!
Love,
Reece"

This tribute was added by michael denmeade on 21st January 2013

"Aunt Roberta .....you were missed so much this last xmas! We had a big crowd but it was extremly mellow without you! We did the horse races which you loved sooo much! You should have seen all the craziness while that was going on! OyVay! Good times! We also went back to singing the 12 days of xmas too! We all had a great time! Thanks to Dave! Miss ya lots"

This tribute was added by Deborah Nessim on 16th January 2013

"It is now exactly 3 months to the minute of my Mom's departure from this life on earth. I am lighting this candle in remembrance of that moment when she peacefully passed into God's presence. She would be so touched by this website and all of the people who truly loved her. I love and miss her so much. May those who are grieving be granted peace."

This tribute was added by Daniel Nessim on 16th January 2013

"'Mom' was all a mother in law should and could be to me. Supportive, friendly, accepting and loving and more. It is such a shock to have lost her, and so terribly sad. Time has flown, and by now Mom should have been for another visit to our family in London, and we would certainly have had a lovely time. We are all diminished by her loss."

This tribute was added by Sheri Jones on 14th January 2013

"Auntie, MY Auntie, i don't know why we started calling you that.  I don't remember ever not calling you auntie.  I had good times with you when i was growing up and as a teenager.  i really got to know you in my early 20's and on up until now.  Dave and i always had fun with you, jack, my mom and dad and of course, GRANDMA AND GRANDPA.  I, We miss u so much.  Bella too!!!  WOOF-WOOF"

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 10th January 2013

"I have a beautiful canvas picture of you and me hanging on my wall. Whenever I walk past it your eyes follow me . It is so strange. I feel as if you are watching me. Love you and miss you, your sister Fran"

This tribute was added by Patti Olsen on 9th January 2013

"Dear Roberta,
    I am writing to tell you how much I have enjoyed  being your friend.
You have been such a light in our crazy world. I will always remember our many fun times together esp. celebrating New Year's Eve at Joanne's with our moms and husbands. I love you."

This tribute was added by Sue Garren on 8th January 2013

"It was such a shock when Dianna told me that you are gone, Roberta. You will be missed by so many people and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family. You and Jack just keep the laughter going up in Heaven and hope to see you there someday. Until then, I will miss you."

This tribute was added by Gloria Barth on 7th January 2013

"To my dear, dear friend Roberta.  I miss you  so much.  Imiss  our phone conversations, going to the movies together, talking about our  dogs and so much more.  I cannot tell you how many  times I think of  something and go  to  pick up the phone to ask you or tell
you about it."

This tribute was added by Danielle Clewell on 7th January 2013

"I miss you so much Grandma. You are so special and I am so blessed to have a Grandma like you. I'm really looking forward to being with you again. There is no question that you loved us all so much. Thank you for everything Grandma."

This tribute was added by Dianna Petry on 6th January 2013

"My son called me just a few days ago to tell me he found a comment on Jack's site about your passing, Roberta. I couldn't believe it was true and really didn't want to believe it but I know you are with Jack again and that brings me such a warm feeling inside. I enjoyed our laughs, our talks, and our shared laughter. I will miss you very much."

This tribute was added by Rhoda Howard on 6th January 2013

"Everyday I say I cannot believe that such a vibrant,  loving,  fun, smart,  person has left us....and that infectious laugh that I loved.  I am so glad we had the cruise together in 2011.
Larry what a beautiful tribute to a wonderful Mom and friend."

This tribute was added by Sherman Gamson on 5th January 2013

"A dear friend for the longest time.
Shari would have been felt the same, but she passed away 1-17-11.
Sherman"

This tribute was added by Cata Cisneros on 5th January 2013

"Thank you Roberta, for being a good friend. I just loved to sit next to you on our dinner get togethers cause you made me feel good, and I just wanted to hear you laugh. Love you my good friend, u will always b in my heart."

This tribute was added by Janeen Rae Heller on 2nd January 2013

"Roberta, I miss you and wish I got to spend more time with you. I look at your picture daily and say hello and send you love. I learn more about you even now, like how charitable you were in this life.
I loved dancing with you You are very spontaneous and unselfconscious. Thank you for creating such an angel and a mench of a son. Hug"

This tribute was added by Katie Jones on 2nd January 2013

"I will always miss you. I love you. I'm so glad we were able to spend time together in the summer. I just wish I could see you right now. Love you<3 I can't wait until I get to see you again. I bet you are looking down and smiling at us right now. Love you"

This tribute was added by Bev & Elliott Michael on 2nd January 2013

"life long friend, will miss you                                                              elliott and bev and daisy"

This tribute was added by Diane Boston on 2nd January 2013

"Hi Mom,
I want to call you! I miss you and cannot wait to see you again! I did have a dream I talked to you on the phone and you were doing well! Yeah! I'm sure you are dancing and having a great time in Heaven. Look forward to seeing you some day. It makes me sad when I view this sight and wish I could hug you Mom! I Love you, Diane"

This tribute was added by Fran Denmeade on 2nd January 2013

"I miss you so much. My life feels empty without you. Who will I talk to and travel with? Your loving sister Fran."

This tribute was added by Larry Szulc on 27th December 2012

"Mom, I love you so much and I am the happiest son ever!"


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