ForeverMissed


In Loving Memory of Maureen Margaret Underwood October 11, 1936 – January 3, 2019 Maureen Immigrated to the United States from the United Kingdom in 1958 with her husband and their 2-year-old daughter (Lynne), the family continued to grow as they added two sons (Craig and Derek). Maureen was married to the love of her life Jack Arthur. For 63 years they were attached at the hip, traveling through this life side by side, hand in hand. They shared a very close and loving relationship, a lesson of love that was admired by all their family and friends. They shared a beautiful life here in San Diego and had many wonderful times with their family and friends. Maureen worked for the San Diego School District for many years and loved being with the children each day. After a battle with lung disease Maureen voiced that she was ready to go to her maker. She passed over on January 3, 2019 at 12:35 am, she was surrounded by her family who held her, kissed her, talked to her and sang Beatles songs to her as she crossed over, as she wished “to go out with a song”. She is survived by her husband Jack; 3 children, Lynne, Craig and Derek; seven grandchildren, Trevor, Sarah, Spencer, Chrissy, Amy, Stewart and Liam; and seven great- grandchildren, Tanner, Calli, Cody, Zachary, Harrison, Charlotte, and Elliette. She was loved as much as anyone could be loved, and she will be missed every day by those who loved her. Till we are together again, Wife, Mom, Nana, Great- Nana, and Friend. We will keep you close within our hearts and we will remember your smile and your never- ending love for ever.

Posted by Lynne Smith on October 12, 2020
Hi Mom, You have been very prominent in all our minds as your birthday got closer, yesterday I felt your presence and love, I still have a hard time believing you're gone, as I do with Derek, you both have left such a hole in this family it is hard to ignore. We all loved you both so much. I am glad you are together, but will never get over not being able to see you, hug you, hear your voices, laugh at your crazy jokes, and enjoy being with you. Take care of each other as we will do the same here, Happy Birthday Mom, I love you so very much.
Posted by Sidney Medley on October 11, 2020
Happy angel birthday Maureen, so many happy memories while supporting the San Diego Sockets.
Posted by Craig Underwood on January 9, 2020
Hi Mom, I just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and I miss you every day.
I'm so sad to say we lost Derek,at least you're together now. I'm so sorry I feel like I failed to watch over him, I felt helpless and I didn't know what to do, he's my younger brother and I should've done more, god I'm so sorry.
I felt he needed me to just be a friend, a friend without judgment, to laugh and play with. To give him time and a place to forget about life where he could just be Derek and I could just be his brother. I hope I did right.
God I miss you both so much, I keep waiting for a sign. I wish I could hug you both again.
It hurts so much and I don't know how to carry on Mom.
But I will
I love you and Derek so much,

Love your son,
Craig
Posted by EVA UNDERWOOD on January 5, 2020
Hi Maureen,
The first year without you was not easy, we missed you so very much, I thought of you often, and I had a lot of out loud conversations with you (one way conversations of course), and I know you already know all of this because you have been watching us. But that is not what I came to say to you today, I came to thank you for taking Derek with you and to thank you for waiting for his children to say their goodbyes to him. He needed you very much and I am happy knowing that he is not alone, and that he is now by your side.
I love you very much
Posted by Lynne Smith on January 3, 2020
Mom, it’s been a year since I have heard your sweet voice, felt your warm hugs, and was bathed in your love. I miss you always, I hope you are singing and dancing in heaven. I love you Mom
Posted by Lesley McLaughlin on January 3, 2020
Thinking of you today Auntie Maureen, the anniversary of your passing and Dad’s birthday. Hope you’re both happy and celebrating together xx
Posted by Lori Underwood on October 12, 2019
Your beautiful soul is forever missed!Thinking and remembering all the wonderful special memories we had with you!Happy Birthday Mom,we love & miss you ❤
Posted by Lesley McLaughlin on May 11, 2019
We are all thinking of our family across the pond on this day of celebration. Aunty Maureen was always part of our lives even though we lived so far apart. When Jack, Maureen, Lynne and Sarah came over to England to see us we had an instant connection with them and we all still talk about when ‘the Americans came ‘! We met Jack and Maureen again a few years later and again we felt that bond. In recent years it’s been amazing to keep up with our family on Facebook. My Dad Arnold loved his sister and if there was any disaster in California his first thought was I hope Maureen and Jack are ok. Our lovely Aunty passed away on what would have been Dad’s birthday ,which was when we scattered his ashes, together forever. Love you all ,I’m sure there will be many tears today but also lots of laughter xx
Posted by Irene Harrington on May 10, 2019
Maureen, You were an angel on earth and now you are an angel in heaven...with your sweet caring ways and wonderful outlook on life. You are missed by all with your radiant smile, but will never be forgotten.
Love,
Irene & Richard
Posted by Sandra Reardon on April 10, 2019
Maureen always has and will always be in my heart. She was one of the most beautiful souls I have ever had the pleasure to meet and call my friend. I often think of the friendship shared with Maureen and Jack - soccer with the boys, so much fun and laughter playing games like "Risk" and just precious time together. There is no doubt in my mind that she is in the wonderful presence of her Lord and Savior as her faith was so strong. My prayer is that we will all join her again some day. I am sorry for your loss and I share your grief. Such a lovely, loving family. Jack, may your sorrow be changed by sweet memories. Love and Blessings, Sandy
Posted by Sidney Medley on April 5, 2019
It was always such a pleasure to visit Jack and Maureen, Maureen always had a cuppa tea and "Biscuits" (Cookies), to make us welcome. So much laughter, hugs and peckes on our cheeks. I remember many times watching the San Diego Sockers playoff games, sometimes Maureen couldn't watch as to game was so close, then she would peak through the Christmas Tree branches so she wouldn't miss a Sockers goal. I remember Maureen nailing Jacks "Football" Boots to the Garage wall so he wouldn't get injured and spoil their Catalina vacation, that's another story for another day. Maureen and Susie are now together praising Jesus and dancing before Him for eternity.
They have run their race and have graduated into heaven. We love you Maureen, thanks for loving us ALL so much.
Posted by Kevin Duncan on February 19, 2019
Miss Maureen,
You were THE sweetest person I ever had the chance to call mom. I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to see you as much after moving away, but you and Jack were always on my mind. You kind generosity and caring spirit will be with me as long as I’m on this side.
Much love to all the Underwood family
Posted by Linda Smith on January 28, 2019
Maureen was the sweetest, kindest, most loving person I have ever met. Between her and Jack I never laughed so hard, being with them was like watching a I Love Lucy rerun. So much love and togetherness between the both of them was inspiring for all couples to witness. The love her family have for each other and all those around them is a testimony to her loving influence. Thank you Maureen for always treating me like a special person. 
Posted by EVA UNDERWOOD on January 25, 2019
Maureen, Mom...
Meeting you and your family has been one of the best things that have happened to me. You took me under your wing and treated me like a daughter; and I feel you loved me as such, and for this I will be forever grateful to you. I love you too just as much.
You are a great example of LOVE: no matter how badly any of us behaved, you always loved us, you were able to see the good in us. It did not matter how many additions were made to the family, you had a fountain of never-ending love. PATIENCE: no matter how many times we asked the same question, you always answered it again and again. HUMOR: no matter how dumb/silly the idea was, you were always willing to go with it, no questions asked. SECURITY: we all turned to you at one point or another to feel the comfort of your presence, your hugs and your kisses, at least I know I have. For all of this and more, I miss you very much.
The only comfort I get from your departure, is that now I feel in my heart and soul, you have become a part of the "Guardian Angels Team" that protects this family so much with fierce love... GO TEAM!!!
Until we meet again... In the meantime, and while you are watching over us, please have a heavenly cup of tea :-)
I love you
Eva
Posted by Terry Stacy Walker on January 25, 2019
As we know, an enlightened soul such as you Maureen, continues to light the way for others. May your family find the peace and joy in the blessings of this life as you did Maureen. I am certain you will continue to love and guide them.
Posted by Chris W. on January 24, 2019
The most profound memory I have of nana is watching her hang sheets on the clothes line in summer while Amy and I stayed there and when Mom and Dad were celebrating their anniversary. It’s probably the most vivid memory I have because she did it so often. I find it to be the most enchanting because it was such a mundane task but she took joy in the solitude. Looking back on it now, I believe it was meditative for her. I never heard nana complain about anything. She took on every task with grace because she knew the outcome was greater than the cost and that outcome was a warm, cozy home for her family. A place of solace and cheer for all.
Posted by Jesse Mata on January 24, 2019
Dearest Maureen, I will always will remember your kindness to us as you did to all Family members. When I see Jack, your children and your children’s children ; I will always see, and feel your spirit from them.
And if they should see my tears, Or I see their tears I know its the joy of having a memory of you forever.
Posted by Shirley Mata on January 24, 2019
Maureen I will miss you greatly. Your kindness humor and gentleness. Family was everything to you and passing that quality on is your blessing to others... All you need is Love ... and you had it... and shared it. Thank you, love Shirley Mata
Posted by QueenLibra Nicole on January 24, 2019
As i figure out how to write this all i see is your sweet face nana. I will never forget your sweet hugs and your warm embrace everytime i saw you. God really gained another angel when he took you home that day. Now you are at peace and living a life full of luxury with endless love that you gave to everyone you came across. Rest in love and light nana. Gone but surely not forgotten!'
Sn: Libras are the sweetest
Posted by Paul Dougherty on January 24, 2019
An amazing lady, so kind, funny and compassionate. Always saw the best in people and patient. I will miss hearing her say Hello love. wanna cup of tea.
So many great memories of this great lady. Will always miss you. Love you Paul and Angie
Posted by Lori Underwood on January 24, 2019
Mom so many meanings to so many,In-law was not one.You were such a positive influence to myself and so many,you taught me so much about family and love,togetherness and forgiveness.I will never forget the love and acceptance you showed me from day one.,you believed so strongly in me,in all of us and always gave the best advice in the most neutral loving way.The world is a lot darker without your bright light,we can only hope and pray we continue to share your love with each other and to touch others the way you taught us.With all my love and respect
Lori
Posted by Craig Underwood on January 24, 2019
"I love you mom" these four words forever etched in my memory, only repeated in my thoughts. I miss you so much it hurts, and the pain of losing you only gets stronger. All I have left are beautiful memories of your unconditional love and gentle kindness.
I carry on without you because it's what you would've wanted, your strength and goodness lives on in all of those you touched. Singing Beatle's love songs to you that night was so peaceful, and watching you rest you looked so beautiful, GOD I would give anything right now to go back to that night and tell you that I LOVE YOU!! A thousand times. It's true that the love you make is equal to the love you take. I will see you in the next life.
I LOVE YOU MOM,
FOREVER YOUR SON, CRAIG ❤❤

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Posted by Lynne Smith on October 12, 2020
Hi Mom, You have been very prominent in all our minds as your birthday got closer, yesterday I felt your presence and love, I still have a hard time believing you're gone, as I do with Derek, you both have left such a hole in this family it is hard to ignore. We all loved you both so much. I am glad you are together, but will never get over not being able to see you, hug you, hear your voices, laugh at your crazy jokes, and enjoy being with you. Take care of each other as we will do the same here, Happy Birthday Mom, I love you so very much.
Posted by Sidney Medley on October 11, 2020
Happy angel birthday Maureen, so many happy memories while supporting the San Diego Sockets.
Posted by Craig Underwood on January 9, 2020
Hi Mom, I just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and I miss you every day.
I'm so sad to say we lost Derek,at least you're together now. I'm so sorry I feel like I failed to watch over him, I felt helpless and I didn't know what to do, he's my younger brother and I should've done more, god I'm so sorry.
I felt he needed me to just be a friend, a friend without judgment, to laugh and play with. To give him time and a place to forget about life where he could just be Derek and I could just be his brother. I hope I did right.
God I miss you both so much, I keep waiting for a sign. I wish I could hug you both again.
It hurts so much and I don't know how to carry on Mom.
But I will
I love you and Derek so much,

Love your son,
Craig
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Shared by Lynne Smith on October 13, 2019
  • Happy Birthday Mom, we celebrated with A potluck British meal, of bangers and mash, and scotch eggs, and pie and tea. We had flowers, and sang happy birthday.We miss you every day, I wish I could hug you again, I wish I could talk to you again. But I will always love you. 
    your daughter 

Moey, Mom, Nana,

Shared by Lynne Smith on January 24, 2019

In Loving Memory of Maureen Margaret Underwood October 11, 1936 – January 3, 2019 Maureen Immigrated to the United States from the United Kingdom in 1958 with her husband and their 2-year-old daughter (Lynne), the family continued to grow as they added two sons (Craig and Derek). Maureen was married to the love of her life Jack Arthur. For 63 years they were attached at the hip, traveling through this life side by side, hand in hand. They shared a very close and loving relationship, a lesson of love that was admired by all their family and friends. They shared a beautiful life here in San Diego and had many wonderful times with their family and friends. Maureen worked for the San Diego School District for many years and loved being with the children each day. After a battle with lung disease Maureen voiced that she was ready to go to her maker. She passed over on January 3, 2019 at 12:35 am, she was surrounded by her family who held her, kissed her, talked to her and sang Beatles songs to her as she crossed over, as she wished “to go out with a song”. She is survived by her husband Jack; 3 children, Lynne, Craig and Derek; seven grandchildren, Trevor, Sarah, Spencer, Chrissy, Amy, Stewart and Liam; and seven great- grandchildren, Tanner, Calli, Cody, Zachary, Harrison, Charlotte, and Elliette. She was loved as much as anyone could be loved, and she will be missed every day by those who loved her. Till we are together again, Wife, Mom, Nana, Great- Nana, and Friend. We will keep you close within our hearts and we will remember your smile and your never- ending love for ever.