Roberta
Quintana, Roberta Iris a 69 year resident of Carson, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2006 in Torrance. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Roberta was 69 when she died. She is survived by Daughters, Rebecca Metzner & Tessa Santoro, Brother, Billy Dickson, Sisters, Carolyn Harrison & Kathy Sandals & 4 Grandchildren. A gathering of family & friends will be Wednesday, June 28, 2006 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. The Funeral Service will be Thursday, June 29, 2006 11:01 AM at Calvary Chapel South Bay in Gardena. Inurnment will be private.

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  1. To my beautiful sister. I have shared some of the most fun and loving memories with you. Words cannot express my love. You will be missed on this earth but never in my heart. Kathy “Little Tank”

  2. My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. Take comfort in knowing that Bobbi is not suffering and that she is a much better place. Bobbi was such a wonderful person, her spirit will definately live on.

  3. Our Cousin & Friend. Always in our Hearts. Thanks for the Memories. You’ll be well Missed by ALL. God Bless. Much Love. Gary & Agi

  4. In your time of loss words could never express the sadness you and your family may feel,yet I wish to offer a few simple words. Love is neither loss nor forgotten when someone we love has departed from these earthly bonds,yet the love we share in our hearts will forever live. Our memories will forever remind us of the joy we shared together,and how my life has been enriched by the wisdom Bobbie passed on to me. May God keep you in this time of sorrow.

  5. In your time of loss words could never express the sadness you and your family may feel,yet I wish to offer a few simple words. Love is neither loss nor forgotten when someone we love has departed from these earthly bonds,yet the love we share in our hearts will forever live. Our memories will forever remind us of the joy we shared together,and how my life has been enriched by the wisdom Bobbi passed on to me. May God keep you in this time of sorrow.

  6. My Sister, The last few years we have grown so close.We traveled together, we laughed together and we cried together.We knew each others thoughts and feelings.I am so blessed to have you as a sister. There is an emptiness in me without you but There is a love in my heart for eternity. BOBBI Q! I LOVE YOU!

  7. Bobbi Doll, Bobbi Pen, Bobbie Q., my friend. I will miss you, but I know I will see you again. Right now, its hard not to cry. But what makes me laugh is I know your’re already changing things at the big meeting in the sky!! Your wit and character was something else! You had a smile that made all of our hearts melt! I was so excited when you moved out here to the south bay. I said to myself, “ha ha ha, we got Bobbi Q. out here, too bad for the people in East LA. When I first met you many years ago, I knew from the start…..We would be friends…. You are a special Golden Girl, and you will always be Blanch in my heart!!

  8. BOBBI, YOUR JOURNEY IS COMPLETED, I LOVED YOU AS MY SPONSOR, FRIEND, AND SOMEONE WHO BELIEVE IN ME TILL I WAS ABLE TO BELIEVE IN MYSELF. REST IN PEACE, YOUR WITH YOUR FATHER GOD. ALWAYS IN MY MEMORIES PEPSI

  9. Our hearts are broken for this loss, but we know Bobbi is in a better place. She had one of the sweetest spirits I’ve ever known. She will be missed so much by all of us. God bless her family and all her friends.

  10. To all family members, My deepest and sincere sympathy and respect go out to you and your families and are in my prayers and thoughts as well. When I first met Bobbi it was at a Maravilla Meeting my first time there and she made me feel welcomed along with a hug and was very nice to me, as time went on we talked more and more and until I felt comfortable enough to to joke with her. Bobbi you were and always will be MY Queen of Maravilla and when we would see each other that was the first thing out of my mouth Hi Queen of Maravilla, My memory will always be Bobbi the Queen. Bobbi thanks for being my friend. Love Mercy

  11. BOBBI Q YOU WERE A VERY SPECIAL LADY IN MY LIFE, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR STARTING ME ON MY JOURNEY. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISS. LOVE TONI C

  12. Bobbi you are truly going to be missed,you were a inspiration to many of us in recovery.you helped many woman in recovery I being one of them.I will miss you.you are a angel

  13. BOBBI WAS ONE OF THE LADIES THAT I FIRST MET WHEN I WENT TO MY FIRST “OLD TIMERS BREAKFAST” IN EAST L.A. WHAT I REMEMBER MOST IS HOW BRIGHT AND SUNSHINY HER ATTITUDE WAS AND WHAT A GREAT SMILE SHE HAD. IT SEEM TO LIGHT UP THE WHOLE ROOM. AT THAT TIME I DIDN’T KNOW THAT IT WAS A REFLECTION OF GOD’S LOVE COMING FROM HER HEART. BOBBI WAS A REAL WOMAN OF GOD. “AND HER CHILDREN WILL CALL HER BLESSED” BOBBI YOU LEFT YOUR LIGHT SHINNING BRIGHT IN A WHOLE BUNCH OF LADIE’S HEARTS. IT’S NOT GOOD-BYE BOBBI, IT’S AL-RATO. I THANK GOD HE PUT ME IN YOUR PATH. LOVE YOU 6-3-7, GLORIA

  14. My sponsor that I have had for 6 years. My one and only sponsor I am going to miss you so much.I will always treasure our laughs we had .I will miss everything about you .I know sponsor there will never be another sponsor like you . I always call you my guardian angel.I know you will still be my guardian angel.I know you will place that one lady in my life for my new sponsor.And I will know when that time will come .Every thing you have taught me sponsor I will teach someone else and so on.Your like a legend your work will keep on going .I just want you to know and always know that I love you .I will read Just For Today for you eveyday I love you sponsor Belen

  15. Bobbi Q. my sister i will miss you very much. You are gone but not forgotten. Our prayes are with your family. Gordon & Jessie B.

  16. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.I KNOW THE ANGELS ARE DANCING AROUND ALL OF THE FAMILY; THERE ARE KNOW WORDS THAT CAN TAKE THE PAIN AWAY,SO I SAY TO YOU ” MAY YOUR SPRITE HAVE LIGHT WHEN IT IS DARK “”MAY THERE ALWAYS BE AN ANGEL AT YOUR SIDE WITH LOVE. THANK YOU TO THE FAMILY FOR LETTING ME BE A PART OF BOBBIE MOMORIES.

  17. Dear Bobbi It was always a pleasure to see your smiling face, you always were kind and loving towards me. The retreat, the breakfasts, I will always remember your laughter and I will miss you.

  18. I am so sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hadn’t talk to Roberta sense I was a teenager (which was many years ago) until a month ago or so. I will cherish her email, she reminded me that there was hope for a loved one of mine, and that means so much to me. She was an inspiration.

  19. To loved ones, My prayers and thoughts are with you. Bobbi will be missed by many. Your mom and sister was a beatuiful lady and was loved by so many. Bless you in this time of sorrow. Beverly V.

  20. My deepest love and sympathy to all of the friends and family. Bug I love you and I know how hard this is for you. Your Mom is now in Gods hands, you will see her again Amen.

  21. I met Roberta in 2001 when I was doing a geneology search, and found out she was my cousin. I didn’t know her for very long, but soon realized what a loving and caring person she was, accepting me and my 2 sisters into the family as though we’d always known each other. This world would be a better place if there were more like her, and I know she will be greatly missed. I feel privileged to have known her.

  22. DEAR BOBBI, THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF MY JOURNEY,YOU ARE A TRUE INSPRITION TO ME I WILL MISS YOU,BUT WILL HAVE BEAUTIFULL MEMORIES THAT I WILL SHARE WITH ALL THE OTHERS THAT LOVE YOU,I KNOW YOU ARE UP THERE DANCING.. LOVE DEBRA

  23. Although I did not share many personal moments with Aunt Roberta, my prayers are with her & my Mom, Carolyn Harrison, Aunt Kathy, Uncle Bill, & Becky. Time will heal. Love you all.

  24. Bobbi Q, you were truly an example of a woman of recovery, and it was an honor and a privilege to have known you, to the family, friends, and sponsees…may she continue to touch your lives with her memories…

  25. When change is coming at you from so many directions, its easy to feel overwhelmed. Take a deep breath and know that you have exactly what it takes to get through these circumstances. That’s what she would want. Bobbi… You left the other day.I could see it in you while I was looking at you. I wanted to crawl up in your bed and feel your warmth. I want to hear you call my name one more time. But once wouldn’t be enough. You believed in me when I didn’t. You showed up when I didn’t tell you to. You thought I was the best at everything I tried. I would tell people how much I loved you with tears in my eyes. Because I felt more gratitude than I could express. My selfishness wants you here. My fear is what keeps the tears. Your message was clear…Dance today like there’s no tomorrow. You will always be a part of me… I am a better mother, a better friend, I am a lady beacuse of you. I am simply better because of knowing you..With all my love your sponsee Jennifer

  26. Becky, I send my deepest condolances to you and your family. Death is a part of life a natural progression to rebirth and renewal. I pray that your Mom finds peace and strength in her afterlife. I pray you find Comfort and Love in your time of sorrow. Blessings, Dina & Greg Denman

  27. Bobbi, I remember you at the the timeshare in Las Vegas at Lillie’s Wedding…I had seen you around, but that was the weekend I got to know you better. Laughter, singing the oldies in the car, more laughter, talking and comfortable silence. I’m glad I got to know you…Until we meet again.

  28. To all that love you, to those that will miss your smile and charm, to the meetings and people you touched, to the Women you shared with, You Bobbi left to sudden and that is what hurts but, for those of us that will never forget you, what an honor to have experienced your love and genuine honesty about everything you lived and learned. May you rest in peace. Sincerely Rosalia

  29. Bobbi Q. My Friend, My Sister in Recovery. You will truely be Missed, but always in my Heart and and not Ever Forgotten. You were One Lady I have always Loved because of the Love you always have. You have been that example for me. It’s hard not to cry for you. Missing your emails you sent to me Daily 😉 and of course Our Marvilla Meeting. I know you’ll be there in Heart for all of us;) My prayer’s are with you and your Family… xoxoxoxoxox

  30. Condolences and respect to the family of this wonderful Lady. Bobbi I am more fulfilled in having had you in my life. Time passes so quickly, I have been given so many opportunities in this lifetime and the 10 years of friendship I’ve shared with you has been nothing short of a blessing. I will never forget the “Wonderful Lady” you are in my heart…you’ve always made me feel good enough…and I’m a better woman because of that. I miss you already. oxoxoxoxoxox

  31. Bobbi Q. will be remembered for so many reasons. I met her at Mararvilla over 15 years ago, maybe longer. She was a regular and will be a part of Maravilla forever. I’m glad we became friends and over time we talked regularly and she was always there to listen in my times of need. It was so apparent that she was so loved by so many by the number of people who gathered at the hospital to be by her side and show support in her honor. I am grateful to have known her and I’m sure she’s up there in the big meeting in the sky with Georgette; Juan Brady; Vicky; Bob Espinosa; and the countless others who are up there in that big meeting. We shall surely cross paths again as we trudge the path of destiny. May God Bless all her family & friends. Kathy R. San Bernardino, CA

  32. Bobbi was an Angel sent from up above, God took her from us way to soon, but we send her all our Love because we know she’s in her home with the other Angels up above.

  33. My heart is sad that Bobbi has passed away, but I’m grateful that she was my recovery sister and for the time she spent with us here. My condolences to the family; my heart goes out to you. With Deepest Sympathy.

  34. Roberta, you have left this earth a better place than when you entered it. That is the true measure of a sucessful life. Your family and Friends will miss your grace, charm and wit. Your friend and brother-in-law, Virgil

  35. I am so sorry. I just want the family to know that my prayers are with them. I didn’t know Bobbi on a personal level but I admired her recovery. She first really stood out to me because she is a beautiful lady! Again I am sorry for your loss.

  36. Bobbi, I miss you already, You were a real good friend. I thank god he put you in my life when I was going through hard times. Good friends are like stars….You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there. Sonia

  37. Aunt Roberta, I am so glad Jennifer and the kids had the opportunity to meet you and spend time with you. All the good you have done in your life is an inspiration for the rest of us. I know we did not see each other that often, but know that you will be missed dearly.

  38. There are no accidents- Roberta and I met through one of my dearest friends’ Georgette and her cousin Alan. We shared the Hollywood Christmas parade in front of Alan’s studio and sobriety with each other. Thank you for letting me have a glimpse of who you are. I am sure that the next room which you will enter will be the ultimate in enlightenment. I have not stopped thinking of you Billy! Namaste Susan

  39. You have my heartfelt sympathy at your time of sorrow. Bobbi say hello to Georgette for me. an alumni of CRC

  40. Bobbi, Your a beautiful women with such a loving heart and want you to know you will be missed and thought of by all.

  41. REMEMBER. HOSP,STAY MIDWAY HOSP ABOUT 7YRS AGO SHE WANTED A PASTROMEI, ISAID I COME AND SEE YOU AND I WILL BRING YOU ONE, SO SHE ALWAY SAID I HOPE I DON’T HAVE TO WAIT LIKE I DID FOR MY PASTROMEI

  42. Bobbi you were my mom’s friend and I know that you two will see each other in that big meeting in the sky. You will be missed. Love Yolanda

  43. Bobbi you will be missed. You and my Mom were friends and I know that you two will be together in that Big Meeting in the sky. Love Yolanda

  44. TO ALL OF ROBERTA’S FAMILY, SOMESTIMES AS HARD AS WE TRY WE CAN NEVER PREPARE FOR SUDDEN LOSS SUCH AS THIS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU THRU THIS GRIVING PROCESS. MY DEEPEST PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY ARE WITH YOU. YOU ALL HAVE BEEN SO LOVING AND SUPPORTIVE OF ROBERTA THRU ALL HER UPS AND DOWNS;GOD BLESS YOU FOR THAT. I’M PERSONALLY SO PROUD OF HER IN THE WAY SHE TURNED HER LIFE AROUND. I DON’T THINK WE WILL EVER KNOW HOW MANY LIVES SHE HAS TOUCHED OR MAYBE EVEN SAVED,BUT I AM SURE IT IS MANY. ROBERTA AND I ALWAYS GOT ALONG WELL TOGETHER AND SHARED ALOT A LAUGHS FOR WHICH I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER. GOD BLESS YOU ALL, LOVE LINDA VANCLEAVE TO ROBERTA; MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. I KNOW YOU ARE IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE . LOVE LINDA

  45. BOBBI, MAY YOU FOREVER REST IN PEACE, FROM ALL OF US AT THE “BOBBY W. MEMORIAL MEETING” YOU’LL FOREVER BE IN OUR THOUGHTS, AND PRAYERS.

  46. I am so sorry about Roberta. i wish i could have come to the services but i was just out in ca. I am sorry for the loved ones she left behind because she is surely at peace. God Bless and take care of each other….. 2nd cousin vickie daughter of Harold (Marty)Martin…. peace at this sorrowful time…

  47. My prayers go out to all your family and friends. Bobby was a great example to all who crossed her path on her journey in life. She showed love, compassion, understanding and truth. We will miss you Bobby Q.

  48. Bobbie I will truly miss you. I am grateful for having crossed paths with you. You shared so much wisdom with all of us. I know you are up there with Elizabeth and Georgette and many others in the big meeting. You will always live in my heart Bobbie. You were always a breath of fresh air for me and an inspiration to my recovery. Thank you for sharing part of your life with me. May you rest in peace. Until we meet again 🙂 love you

  49. Dear Bobbie’s family, I was so sorry to hear about Bobbie’s passing. I only got to know her for a short time, but every meeting was a joyful one..may blessings and all my prayers be with you in this time of grieving.. Love, Nancy Warner

  50. To: Becky, Billy, Carolyn, & Cathy I am very saddened to hear about Roberta. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  51. Dear Kathy, Richard, and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most trying time. We pray that God hold you close and give you strength and support. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. We are only a phone call away. May God Bless you always! Love, The Cappelletti Family John, Betty, Nicholas, John, Thomas, and Joseph

  52. Bobbi, Thank you for all the memories you have given me. When you gave me a gift of a window stating “When God Closes A Door He Opens A Window”. I looked at that today and it had more meaning to me than it ever has before. Thank You for being a part of my recovery. I will miss you alot. Love YA, Alinda “Westside Girl”

  53. Dear Mom, Your daughters have but only a few words to profess our love to you, the only words you have always longed to hear. We are thankful for the opportunity God has given us to know each other in the last several years. We are thankful that you found your way to a life filled with love, compassion and serving others, and a way to us. We have seen how many hearts you have touched, including ours. We want you to know that we forgive you, and that we love you. We have learned what unconditional love is because of you. Your love will always be in our hearts. Your loving daughters, Becky & Tessa

  54. Roberta, We wish you a beautiful journey in to your next house, there we will meet you in time. Thanks for all the love and joy we shared and you will be in our hearts forever. Love, Peace and Bliss, Alan and Phyllis

  55. Bobbie-I was blessed to have known you and been your friend. I’ll miss our talks. You are a perfect example of LOVE. Save me a seat at the big meeting. Love, Dennis

  56. There are many people who come & go in our lives. A few touches us in ways that change us forever, making us better from knowing them. I know that Roberta made a difference in my mothers life. She was a very true friend. I only heard of how sweet and generous she was and how she always provided a lot of love and support. I know that she was there for many and especially for my mother and for this I am grateful that I had the chance to know her. May the love and support of family and friends be the strength that the family leans on during this time. Peace & blessings, Rose Blum (Lillie’s daughter)

  57. My Dear Bobbi, I am going to miss you so very much. I will miss our Mondays for dinner, and then to the BHS for the meeting. We enjoyed so much of the same things, like our ANGELS. I am going to miss going to meet you at the mall, and having lunch and shopping. I am so glad that God put you in my life to share our lives together. All the good talks that we had, laughing about our little ailments. I know that we are going to meet again. You will not be forgotten Love your sponsor and friend.

  58. Bobbi was the first person that greeted me when I first went to the Miravilla meeting, and we became good friends, and when she moved out to the Bay cities area, how we greeted her to our area. I remember how I name Bobbi, Lillie, Vicky, and Pam “The Golden Girls” and they kept that name. I will miss her. Love Dell

  59. To All of Bobbi’s Family, I want to thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of all the things that took place. She will truly be missed, and I am hoping that we can still be connected through email,phone and visits. You all are such a wonderful loving and kind family. Thanks again Love Lillie

  60. I met bobbi in 1972 she wanted a new way of life, I had respect for because she voiced her beliefs I did not see her for a few years then I saw her again, I was so inspired to see her again,I will miss you,but thanks for being there me in all this years

  61. Bobbi, i will sure miss you. You always had that nice smile. I’m gonna miss your e mails too. Until we meet again. love, Vince Mata

  62. Family of Bobbi’s, My late husband Hank use to go to the Maravilla meeting on Wednesday nites, and would always talk about Bobbi Q, and what a miracle she was. He passed in October of 1999,we had a native american service here at my house, and I was in the front room and she walked up to me and said how sorry she was, and introduced herself, and when she said Bobbi, we just hugged and I was so glad to put the name to the face, and from that time on we had become friends. She then moved to the Bay Cites Area and then we really connected. I am so glad to have her as my friend. I will missed her and will always cherish our talks and our times together.

  63. Roberta, It’s been almost two weeks since your passing. I am missing you so much! I am having a hard time realizing that I will not see you again until we meet up there ( I hope). I just want you to know how very proud I am of you. I was not aware of the love and giving you gave to so many people until this trajedy. You are the perfect example of a god-like person, not bragging or ever telling any of your family how much you have helped people. We thought it was all for you. I want to be like you. I will try to keep your personality and goodness alive. Carolyn Billy and I will stick together like glue. I love you. Your sister, Kathy

  64. Roberta, It’s been a year since your passing. I still can’t believe it! I just think, “NO” it’s not right. Those are always my thoughts. I love you so much, and I still cry thinking of you. I never want to not cry over you. I now realize that you have always been the one person I could always count on as loving me. Even when you were in trouble, I knew you always recspected and loved your family, inspite of your addiction that would lead you to do bad things. You always protected us. I did not realize how much I loved you until you were gone. Please keep your spirit close to me. Thinking of you always, Kathy

  65. I am not very good with words. But I want to say I love you and I miss you very much. I think about you every day. I cry a lot, but I also laugh when I think about the good times we have had, especially during our New Mexico vacation with Kathy and Billy. I was amazed how many people expressed their love for you and how much good you brought to their lives. I know we will be together again. Until then, keep a place in Heaven for me. Love, your sister, Carolyn

  66. Dearest Bobbi, Thank you for being a true friend. You played so many positive roles in my life. I will miss you, I already do. I will keep your name alive through sharing about you to the whole world. You will always be with me in spirit. I Love You! Pat Serna said she loves you too! Josie

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