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

“Amazing mom and wife: Rosemary Deach. She’s always there for us, always helpful, always patient and loving. Happy Mother’s Day.”

Derek Deach, DWP







“My mom begged me to work in the USA 32 years ago to help our poor family in Manila. She was able to visit me in the USA in 2001 after my first visit in Manila. I visited her again in Manila in 2018 and toured Singapore and Malaysia with my sister and her husband. Not sure when I can see mom again.”

– Miriam Cruz, Harbor




“Mom, thank you for always being there for me. Happy Mother’s Day. You will always be my ‘perfect fan.’ I love you!”Aerlen

– Richard Gallegos, Public Works/Street Services








“The only thing better than having you for a mom is my children having you for a meemaw.

“My mom, Delores Wilson, deserves all the love and happiness this Mother’s Day and always. She is our rock and anchor. She puts her happiness and wellbeing before her own. She is always calm, loving, helpful, beautiful and caring. I love her beyond measure, and
I thank God for her every day.”

James Wilson, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment




“Thank you, Mom, for always being my biggest supporter
throughout my life. Words can never fully describe just how
much you mean to me. I love you!”

– Emily Zavala, LAPD







“Happy Mother’s Day, bebe! Your first of many Mother’s Days.
Thank you for everything you do to make the family
as happy as it is.”

– Ronald Cortez, Club staff




“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




“Horse and buggy, Model T to computers, you are still first and last. Your 104 years of life as a giver, not a taker, a great grandmother. Wow.”

– Jimmy Williams, Retired, Rec and Parks




“Thank you for all the love and support you have given me over the years. You are the best mom in the world! I love you, Mom!”

– Officer Rosa San Martin, Airport Police








“To the woman who has made me the person I am today and the grandmother to my kids! You always put me in line and supported the things I wanted to do in life. You would always tell me to pray because you were praying for me! Now it’s my turn to take care of you, Mom! I love you, Mom!”

– Officer II Anselm Yu, LAPD



“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




“Feliz Dia de las Madres to our beautiful mother, Ana.
Mother of eight, grandmother of 19, great-grandmother of two.
We love you!”

– Ruth Perry, Retired, LACERS



“One of the world’s greatest mommies. You’ve always made the
whole family feel so special by good advice. Luv and miss U.”

– Jon Reed, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment








“Thank you for guiding and loving us. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!
You are our blessing.”

– Candace Montgomery, DWP




“Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful, wonderful mother. She made me who I am today. She is my best friend and my backbone. Nothing in life can replace her.”

– Denise Green, Rec and Parks



“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




“Wonderful, caring, loving. Hard at times, but that’s what made her great. You will be missed. Love you, 3//24/21.”

– Rudy Ballesteros, Rec and Parks








“I love you, Mom. Every day is Mother’s Day and Christmas (her birthday) to me. I really treasure you and appreciate all you do!”

– Marcus Johnson, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment 




“Admiro a esa mujer, que nunca se canso de luchar por su
familia y le agradezco a Dios por la Grand Madre que me dio la oportunidad de tener. Te amo <3”

– Maricela Romero-Zometa, General Services




“Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. I love you and miss you.”

– Brandon Kemp, LAPD




“This photo is one of my favorites as it captures my mom’s sense of humor and love of wine. Wishing you love and happiness as you richly deserve. From your kids and grandchildren.”

– Arlene Herrero, Club Vice President of Business Development








“You’re my one and only mom, and I’ll always have a special place in my heart for you. Happy Mother’s Day! Eres mi única madre y siempre tendré un lugar especial en mi corazón para ti.
¡Feliz día de la madre!”

– Robert Larios, Club COO
(pictured: Robert’s mom and dad)




“Happy Mothers Day, Linda! You are so strong, brave and beautiful. We appreciate everything you do for us.”

– Charles Garcia, Retired, Public Works/StreetsLA




“I want to wish the best mom and wife a Happy Mother’s Day.
We love you for all you do for us.”

– Rodney Gilbert, General Services




“Happy Mother’s Day to an amazing friend, an awesome role
model, and an even greater mother! Glad to be your son.
I wouldn’t trade you for the world.”

– Isaiah Everett, DWP






“Gracias mama por todo el amor y el interminable apoyo que
siempre das. Que Dios te guarde siempre. Te queremos mucho.
Feliz Dia Mama!”

– Ronald Cortez, Club staff




“To a very special woman/cook/boss, you do it all and keep on going. Happy Mother’s Day! I love you Ma-Doo!”

– Willadean McDonald, General Services




“Mother of my children and the mother that gave me birth: Thank you both for all you do. Love you both with all my heart.”

– Lorenzo Sandoval, LA County/Probation




“God blessed me with such a wonderful, caring, patient and loving mother. Thank you for always being there for me. You are truly my best friend. Love u.”

Jessica Rodriguez, City Attorney








“To the most amazing mother that I could have. You have been the rock that has held my world together.”

– Cherie Ivers, Harbor



“My mother is a Retired city of LA Employee and single mother of three. She has always been our support and pillar. Thank you for being our mama. Love, your kids: Jessica, Francis and Jacqueline.”

– Jessica Lee, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment



“My mom was the best mother in the world. Coming from
a large family, she would do anything for anybody,
no questions asked. She was kind, thoughtful and was always there for anyone who needed her. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of her. I miss her every single day!”

– Renee Ramirez, LAFD







“Happy Mother’s Day, Donna Jean. Thank you for being an awesome mom.”

– John Mireles, Transportation




“Happy Mother’s Day to the best mommy and Nanna ever. She’s a little lady but she carries a big stick! We celebrate you today and every day, Mommy!”

– Tanya Ferrier, DWP




“Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy! You are the most supportive and loving mom ever. Thank you for everything you do for us every day. We love and appreciate you!”

– Children of Eric Yoshida, DWP



“Grandma Ana, we love you so much!”

– Zeki and Arthur (Det. Sandra Platero, LAPD)






– From Tanyesha Jackson, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment



“Happy Mother’s Day, Vanessa! Thank you for blessing me with these three beautiful girls. Love always, Chris.”

– Capt. II Chris Bustamante, LAFD



“Thank you for teaching me that a daughter is a woman who cares about where she comes from and takes care of the people who took care of her.”

– Jessica Kellogg, Emergency Management Dept.