Joanne Jane Rubottom of Hawthorne, beloved Wife and Mother died May 8, 2008 of complications from heart surgery at Little Company of Mary Hospital. She was born May 21, 1962. She is survived by her husband Richard and their three children, Jessica "Jessie"; Alyson "Alycat"; and Robin "BeeGee"; Father Gary Rubottom; Sister Connie Lafarga; Grandmothers Mae Rubottom and Jane McGuire; Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Joanne was a native of California and retired from over 20 years of service at Daniel Freeman Memorial and Daniel Freeman Marina Hospitals. She was a devoted Mother participating in all areas of her children's school and sports and well loved in the community. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. We will love and keep her in our hearts forever. Graveside service will he Monday, May 19, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be given for Cancer Research and/or the Heart Foundation.

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  1. My very first memory of Joanne was of her sitting in her beach chair with Robin as a toddler in the sand. The girls splashing in the water. The rest of her summer that year and many summers after that were like that. Her concern was always to make sure her girls and Robin got to experience the most of their childhoods. My sister and our kids ended up enjoying many times with her this way. My sister also became close to her since they had daughters that grew up together and had similar interests. My family and I are saddened by her loss…..

  2. Gary, So sad to hear about Joanne. I believe she and our daughter Lisa were classmates at Mira Costa. Have tried to contact you past year, but appears you may have moved out of town. Take care. I think of you often with great fondness. Don

  3. I know that it’s a very difficult time for you all. I want to sincerely send our sincerest sympathy. Alycat was on our softball team last year and got to spend time with Joanne. Joanne was a very dedicated mother and know she will be missed. Aly is in most of my daughter’s classes this year and want to send our support.

  4. Gary, Connie and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Joannes passing. We wish you all love and strength during this time. Please let us know if you need anything. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. We want to send our most sincere and deepest sympathy. Alycat and our daughter have been teammates in the past. As a matter of fact Joanne was our daughter’s very first Asst.Coach when she started T-ball for the very 1st time. Joanne was always out there supporting our teams and her kids in every game. Our hearts go out to her daughter’s, husband, and family.

  6. Joanne was such a dedicated mother and team mom. I will miss her greatly and will forever be reminded of her when my son is at the batting plate. God Bless your family. Warm regards and love, Shannon (Shane Meadows #13, The Giants)

  7. Our deepest condolences to the Gibbs family. Ali and Valerie have been together in Girl Scouts since kindergarten and several softball teams. Joann was always dedicated to her kids and a great mother. We will miss her dearly.

  8. I met Joanne when her family lived on Mathews Ave. in Redondo Beach. Joanne took me to summer school with her when I was a little girl. Though I hadn’t seen her in many years, I always kept good memories of her in my heart. My sympathy goes out to her family and my brother Richard Householder wanted me to express his deepest condolences to the family. God Bless you and you are all in our prayers.

  9. Gary and/or Connie, I just learned of your loss and send my deepest sympathy. If you can contact me that would be great – my e-mail address is or call me at 714-928-2585 – we would love to see both of you! Sharon, Bob, Riki Morales

  10. Connie, I just found out about Joanne when I was searching for old friends on the internet. I am shocked and very saddened to have found this news about Joanne. I have missed you both over the years. I am so sorry that we all lost touch and that now Joanne is gone. My dad passed away 3 days after Joanne…. Definately not a good year for our families. Please call me anytime @ 310-375-7228 or email Sending my love to you all and my deepest sympathy.

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