Alive! presents one of our most popular annual features – Mother’s Day messages from Club Members. Enjoy… and happy Mother’s Day!

Super-blessed to have such an amazing, strong, smart and beautiful mom. I love you, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day from your baby girl and your granddaughters.” 

Lucie Godinez, Transportation






“To a wonderful mother who has been there every step of the way.”

– Debora Fore, Retired, LAPD



“I love you, Mom!”

– Cheryl Tabbi, Rec and Parks







“Mom, fourth from left, one granddaughter and all her four daughters. We miss you Mom; you’re our family’s heart, rock and prayer warrior.”

Lourdes Owen, Retired, General Services



“Happy Mother’s Day, Vanessa – the best mother and grandmother in the world.”

– Capt. II Chris Bustamante, LAFD






“Wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, Gail Wilson — a retired Los Angeles Housing Authority employee who’s a great mom and granny. Love you, Drea.”

– Andrea Wilson, Public Works/Street Services



“Happy Mother’s Day to the best mother of all mothers on this Mother Earth. All kidding aside, love you, Mom.”

– Eduardo Hernandez, Rec and Parks



“Mom, I love you. Kisses to heaven.”

– Erika Ochoa, Animal Services



“Thousands of miles we are apart. Happy Mother’s Day, dear Ina. Pray that God Almighty, give us a longer life to see each other again. God bless you.”

– Miriam Cruz, Harbor







“Thousands of miles we are apart. Happy Mother’s Day, dear Ina. Pray that God Almighty, give us a longer life to see each other again. God bless you.”

– Anna Burton, Harbor/Port Police



“To Kelley, the most awesome mother in the world! Vous serez pour toujours dans mon coeur et celui de nos enfants.

John Hawkins, Club CEO



“Ma, thank you for all you do for me. You are my rock.
Love you!”

– Vincent Carlin, General Services


“Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! To the most amazing mother in the world. I love you so much.”

Lisette Garcia, LAPD







“Happy Mother’s Day to the best wife and mother that anyone could ask for. You take incredible care of Henry and me, and for that we are grateful.”

– Capt. Yoomi Tom, LAPD



“Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! We love you bunches and bunches.”

– Martin Lopez, DWP



“Mom, every day should be Mother’s Day! You taught all seven of your children to do the best they can, no matter what the job or status, and to treat people just as we would want to be treated. Thank you, Mom; you are my hero!”

John Hawkins, President and CEO of the Club



“Happy Mother’s Day. We love you.”

– Lorenzo Sandoval, LA County/Probation







“This is a five-generation picture of my grandmother, my mother, me, my daughter, and my granddaughter. This picture is everything.”

– Shannon Phillips, LA County



“I miss you, Mom! Happy Mother’s Day!”

– Valerie Lockhart, Retired, LAPD



“To the greatest inspiration, through our ups and downs, you are always there to support me through it all. I will always love you.”

– Kenneth McDonald, General Services



“Happy to be able to spend more time with the greatest mom in the world. For Lisa English, who retired from the DWP after 38 years of service!”

– Karl Guder, Retired, General Services







“Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. I love you very much. This was the last photo that my mom and I took together. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers.”

– Baron Greenhouse, Retired, DWP



“Happy Mother’s Day!”

Robert Larios, Club COO



“Happy Mother’s Day! We love you forever and always.”

– Sara Richardson, LAPD



“Precious, loving, nurturing, fun and rambunctious – we call you Mom, and we love you! Happy Mother’s Day, Darling!”

– Pablo Serrano, Public Works/Sanitation





“The first Mother’s Day without you, Mom. You’re loved and missed beyond measure. Love, your daughters, sister, granddaughters, extended family and friends.”

– Amber Klesges, Harbor



“Happy Mother’s Day, Camill! You are the best wife, mother and grandmother a family could have! We love you!”

– George Benjamin Jr., Retired, Public Works/Street Maintenance



“At your favorite restaurant, where they seat you right away despite a 90-minute wait. They know who rules! Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. You’re the best ever.”

– John Burnes, Alive! editor



“Happy Mother’s Day to Gracie Hill. Words cannot express how much I love you. Thank you for being you! Love, LaTonya.”

– LaTonya Allen, Transportation







“Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom in the world. Thank you for your love and unconditional support! Truly blessed to have you as my mom. Love you, Mom!”

– Jessica Rodriguez, Transportation



“I love you, Mom! There is nothing as powerful as a mother’s love. Thank you for being a ‘woman of wisdom.’ – Proverbs 31:26”

– Officer III Cheryl Morris, Port Police



“Happy Mother’s Day. <3”

– Jessica Lee, Public Works/Sanitation







“Dear Mom, we love you and miss you. We hope to see you soon. Hugs and kisses.”

– Gloria Vargas, Retired, LAPD



“Mommy, te amo con todo mi corazon. Eres la mejor mama y siempre me has dado lo mejor de ti. Gracias por dartos tan maravillosas memorias de niña.”

– Hilda Escobedo, Rec and Parks



“We are so blessed to have you. Knowing that you will always have our side, cheer us on, protect us and be the perfect fan. We love you, Mom!”

– Jasmine Moore



“Thank you, Mom, for the love you have poured into us. Our lives are richly blessed because of you.
Happy Mother’s Day!”

– Candace Montgomery, DWP





“Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! Thank you for blessing us with so much love, understanding and for our education. You’re the light of our lives! Sav and Jade”

Sophia Garcia, City Attorney’s Office