Georgette Maria Crosa
  • 55 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 24, 1955
  • Date of passing: Sep 3, 2010
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference...
Georgette entered this life on March 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California and entered into rest on September 3, 2010 at the age of 55 years, 5 months and 10 days in San Diego, California. Georgette will be deeply missed by her son; Matthew W. Brown with wife Nadia and grandson Robbie, daughters; Tina Marie Rebello with husband Danny, and Keriese E. Moore with granddaughter Amber as well as her dear friend and companion Ken Coulson. Georgette was tremendously proud of her accomplishments in life, specifically her children, grandchildren, her career as a Case Manager for the State of Alaska in which she retired from and serving her country in the US Army and Air National Guard. During her time in the service she was a POW. Georgette also spent the better part of the last 15yrs as a committed member of AA. The serenity prayer had an exceptional meaning to her in which her loved ones will carry on for her memorial. A memorial service will be held at the San Diego Hospice facility, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA on Saturday, September, 11th, 2010 at 11am.  Private inurment services will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California in which she will be saluted by recognized military members. An online obituary can be viewed at:


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tina Marie Rebello on 24th March 2017

"I miss you momma, always.  Happy birthday."

This tribute was added by Barbara Narong on 24th March 2017

"Friends forever.  You're always with me in my heart. Thinking of you on your birthday."

This tribute was added by Barbara Narong on 3rd September 2016

"My dear friend, Georgette. I think of you often and of the many childhood memories we shared.  I only wish we would have had the chance to have made just as many memories as we got older.  Distance got in the way.  However, it doesn't matter as our bond was so strong and always there regardless.  You will always be in my heart.  Love you."

This tribute was added by Tina Marie Rebello on 3rd September 2016

"I miss you so very much momma. There is a day I often think of. I was driving to hospice, one of many drives to be with you and nothing in particular happened on this drive but I remember this one day all the time. I guess I remember how I felt that day. Perhaps it was one of the few moments you came out of your coma and were awake just long enough to share a few stories or laughs. One day you were awake long enough to watch a movie and by the time it finished I was asleep in the chair next to you, but you had fallen back into a coma for several more days after. Perhaps that day of my drive was the day I reminded you how much I loved your soft hands. The hands that used to run your fingers through my hair whenever I was sad or not feeling well. I'm not sure what happened that day but it stuck. Maybe it was because we were approaching September and since childhood the entire month of my birthday was about me!! Not just a day...the whole month. Maybe that's why you were laid to rest this month, 6yrs ago. This was our month. My month. At first I was even more sad in September. Now it makes sense. Happy September, from your Tina Bug."

This tribute was added by Tina Marie Rebello on 24th March 2016

"Happy 61st birthday Momma in heaven.  We are celebrating together today in spirit.  I think of you always.  I will be visiting San Diego very soon and will be bringing you many, many more flowers.  I love you.  You are my light."

This tribute was added by Barbara Narong on 24th March 2016

"Thinking of you on your birthday.  Thinking of you always."

This tribute was added by Barbara Narong on 3rd September 2015

"My dear friend always, Georgette,

I think of you more often than you know.  Memories of our earliest times together as children, as well as later in life and the very last time.  So you see, you are still with me in thought and it will never change because I love you.  I feel so privileged to have become good friends with your extraordinarily special and lovely daughter, Tina.  You would be so proud of her, but then you already were.  i know you would be happy that we are in touch with one another, too.  How special is that.

With love,

This tribute was added by Tina Marie Rebello on 3rd September 2015

"Today I leave a note.  It is my first note so far because usually my heart aches so much, I feel a candle or flower is more appropriate.  But today, oddly I am not aching.  I miss you terribly but I am filled with happy memories today.  I just smiled browsing several pictures on your memorial site.  :-)  I feel fairly confident you are truly resting in peace Momma!  I love you so much!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Narong on 24th March 2015

"Thinking of you, Georgette, on your birthday, and how we always sent one another birthday cards.  Miss that, miss you.  Always in my heart.  Love you."

This tribute was added by Tina Marie Rebello on 24th March 2015

"It's hard to believe you would only be 60yrs old today Mom.  You were a young soul throughout your life.  At times, you were the child to me and we shared some very special times in that.  Some hard times too.  Its the most unfair thing I've ever seen in this world...losing you, when people with not nearly the heart and not nearly the good as you keep going. It was the most painful part of losing you.  Being so sick was the most bitter sweet part.  You needed to go.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Barbara Narong on 3rd September 2014

"So many cherished memories come to mind every time I think of you, which, by the way, is more often than you know.  Miss you, my dear friend, so very much. xo"

This tribute was added by Tina Marie Rebello on 3rd September 2014


4yrs ago today, I had finally gone home to sleep a night - taking a short break from staying at Hospice with you and sure enough, that morning, you passed.  I believe you planned it that way.  So I could rest and you could rest.  Now that you're resting in peace, all that's left is the beautiful memories of your beautiful soul.  I love you.


This tribute was added by Megan Loggins on 25th March 2014

"Happy Birthday! Thinking of you today <3"

This tribute was added by Tina Marie Rebello on 24th March 2014

"Happy birthday Momma.  It's hard to believe you would be 59 today.  You left us too soon, there is no question.  I love you.  I miss you.  I wish you were here, even if just for a minute.  Tinabug"

This tribute was added by Barbara Narong on 24th March 2014

"Thinking of you with love as always, especially on your birthday.  Miss you.  xo"

This tribute was added by Barbara Narong on 3rd September 2013

"Always in my heart and thoughts, and in so many fond and special memories."

This tribute was added by Tina Marie Rebello on 3rd September 2013

"3yrs today momma...and counting.  I really miss you.  Today, every day.  I wish I could be in San Diego today to come visit you but just picturing your resting place is so peaceful.  I recently started looking into securing a place for Danny & I there when we join you!  Until then, I love you momma, I know you're resting in peace.  Tina Bug"

This tribute was added by Barbara Narong on 24th March 2013

"Special thoughts of you, Georgette, on your birthday ... and every day.  Miss you so much.  Love you always ♥"

This tribute was added by Megan Loggins on 6th September 2012

"Lighting a BRIGHT candle in honor of a BRIGHT soul!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Narong on 3rd September 2012

"Miss you, Georgette, my dear friend always.  Your son and daughter are so special, just like their mom.  

With love,

This tribute was added by Mary Lee Delehanty on 17th April 2012

"I just found out that you had passed away.  We had some special times growing up.
Your cousin,
Mary Lee"

This tribute was added by Barbara Narong on 24th March 2012

"Thinking of my very special friend on her birthday.  Cherishing all of our wonderful memories.  Miss you ♥"

This tribute was added by Tina Marie Rebello on 24th March 2012

"Happy Birthday Momma Bear...dreamed of you last night and woke up with my head filled with memories of us laughing and talking on my balcony in San Diego when you visited from Alaska!  That was such a special night.  I miss you so much and wish you were here to hug today.  Love you, Tina Bug"

This tribute was added by Tina Marie Rebello on 3rd September 2011

"Momma, life will never be the same without you. You always called me your rock and now I wish I had my rock back. You are truly forever missed and loved with all of my heart."

This tribute was added by Barbara Narong on 3rd September 2011

"Think of you more often than you could ever imagine.  Always in my heart.

This tribute was added by Marianne Rebello on 19th September 2010

"Georgette, I already miss our phone conversations. Our sincerity of being Mothers were so much alike. Sometimes it meant sadness and others it was happiness. I will always remember you as having a "Heart of Gold", and sharing our Motherly thoughts so many times the last few years,I wish we still could. It has been so hard not dialing your number. I will miss you, May you rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Dan Ullmann on 19th September 2010

"Listening to Beatles .45's on your portable record player, drinking Koolaid from your indestructable green plastic glasses, playing Ken to your Barbie- I felt like your little brother from another mother. I didn't have the pleasure of watching you blossom into the beautiful flower you became, but I can see how many lives you touched in such positive ways, and I am proud to count myself among them."

This tribute was added by Ken Cook on 14th September 2010

"Georgette was 1st my boss then friend at CSSD for many years.She had a special ability to maintain a positive outlook when any circumstance looked bleak. That insurmountable smile of hers could lighten up any dark night.Her passing is a loss for all of us. My condolences to her loved ones."

This tribute was added by Hal White on 13th September 2010

"It was my pleasure to work with Georgette from 1981, until her early, medical retirement.  Nice, funny, straight forward, and honest, she earned her way up the ranks, with many lasting achievements.  I appreciate work area ergonomic improvements she suggested, and never had a problem since the day she made them.  Bless you Georgette, you are missed.  My condolences to her family and many friends."

This tribute was added by Mary King on 13th September 2010

"Georgette was my boss/manager at Child Support in Alaska for several years where we became friends.  I remember how important Christmas Eve was for Georgette and the anticipation with preparing dinner and having family there to share this special day.  She really loved this holiday. I was so excited to see Georgette during her trip to Alaska when she visited us at work and will cherish her smile."

This tribute was added by Megan Johnson on 12th September 2010

"It will be the little things
that you will remember,
the quiet moments,
the smiles, the laughter.
And although it may seem
hard right now,
it will be the memories
of these little things
that help to push
away the pain
and bring the smiles
back again."

This tribute was added by Kenneth Coulson on 10th September 2010

"A bird and a fish fall in love, but where can they live. Respect, appreciation and acceptance are the elements that defined our relationship. Sometimes that meant space, but the love and care never stopped. You were my friend and my lover. You will be missed and loved forever. Kenny"

This tribute was added by Friederike Cook on 10th September 2010

"Georgette and I worked together for the State of Alaska  (I still work there).  She was the one person I trusted to even cut my hair and if you know me, that really is quite a bit of trust!  She was funny, she was optimistic, and she was real.  She had her problems, everyone does, but she weathered the storms.  I'm very sad about this, but glad she's finally at peace."

This tribute was added by Amanda Tanner on 9th September 2010

"One's life can be measured by those she leaves behind and what a beautiful family she created and shared with this world.
I remember Georgette’s beautiful singing voice and the way her smile lit up the room, gorgeous inside and out, she will truly be missed.
Tina and Matt although it’s been a long time please know that your AK family is sending light and love your way."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Bell on 9th September 2010

"Tina & Matt,
  I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. This is a beautiful tribute to her and her life. Stay strong and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
                     Jen Bell & Family"

This tribute was added by Elise Paunic on 9th September 2010

"Georgette may your soul rest in peace. You are missed and loved by many. You lived a life filled with blessings and happiness, you shared your joy so generously with the rest of us. Thank you for being so kind and welcoming to me always. Tina & Matt, may your hearts be at peace knowing that your loving mother has went to a much better place. I love you both and miss you greatly. Love, Elise"

This tribute was added by Rebecca Chaney on 9th September 2010

"Tina and Matthew and family: Georgette was so beautiful in this picture. I have many,many memories like riding in the car singing the Bee Gees at  the top of our lungs and going out to sing Karaoke together. I give her credit for helping me to stay sober, almost 15 years now. Yes, there were many good times and she was always hopeful. That is the Georgette I am going to remember. Goodbye friend."

This tribute was added by Barbara Narong on 9th September 2010

"Dearest Georgette, dearest friend ... I will always cherish the many, many fond and wonderful childhood memories we made together.  Although distance stood in the way of our seeing one another as we grew older, never did it separate the bond we shared.  As you have always had a special place in my heart since we were four years old, you still have it and will forevermore.  I love you."

This tribute was added by michelle mcbride on 8th September 2010

"Tina~ I am deeply sorry for your loss of your mother.  I am thinking and praying for your family.  Sincerly, Michelle Terry McBride"

This tribute was added by Tina Marie Rebello on 6th September 2010

"Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that I will make all things right if I surrender to will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy forever in the next..."

This tribute was added by sabrina cowley on 6th September 2010

"Georgette rip x x  love sabrina x"

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