OBITUARY

Maureen Ann Roberts

September 4, 1960June 28, 2018

Maureen Ann Roberts, 57, passed away on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at her home in Houston, Texas. She was born September 4th, 1960 in Buffalo, New York, to Stanley and Arlene Gon.

She grew up in the town of Tonawanda where she graduated from Kenmore West Senior High School in 1978. Maureen served as a Parachute Rigger in the U.S. Army where she completed over one hundred jumps while assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, 407th S&S Battalion. Following her service, Maureen studied at Normandale Community College in Minnesota and later continued her education at the University of Houston - Downtown.

Maureen enjoyed a diverse professional background which included positions in public relations, accounting and sales. After living in Houston for over 20 years, Maureen pursued interests and moved to New York and then Nevada before returning to Texas to be with her family. In recent years, Maureen was active in several networks and was a strong advocate of groups that supported veterans.

She was a perfectionist in everything she did. Her yards were immaculate, and she could have won yard of the month consecutively had it been allowed. She enjoyed entertaining, and her patio was always an extension of her home. She would fire up the grill on a work night and serve rib eyes that would surpass the standards of most self-proclaimed grill masters.

The link that kept the group together, Maureen was the happy hour coordinator with friends who met regularly at various restaurants. Maureen’s infectious laugh and radiant smile will be remembered by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Arlene Hascup, and is survived by her son, Dustin Roberts; father, Stanley Gon; four siblings, Clifford Gon; Denise Gon Anderson and husband Jeff; Kenneth Gon and wife Cindy; and Brian Gon; nephews, Todd Anderson and wife Karla; and Justin Anderson and wife Katelyn; and great nephew and nieces, Drew; Kylie; Marnie; and namesake due in September Maris Maureen.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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Shelley & Jon Brakefield

July 19, 2018

Although we only knew Maureen for four years I feel so blessed to have known such a strong beautiful woman. She was beautiful inside and out and I will miss her forever. I will miss hearing her say "Hey Lady" but luckily I have a voicemail with her saying just that!

I cherish our memories of being invited into the family for Wigilia, a Polish Christmas tradition. Her family has made us feel so welcome and I can only imagine how sad it will be this year with her empty seat at the table.

We invited Maureen to go on a cruise with us in February and to our delight she accepted. We had the best time and those memories are priceless. I learned a true lesson of dignity, and I also learned a lot about wine. I had heard from her sister Denise that she was a Wine Snob but didn't understand quite what that meant until we had dinner at the Steakhouse on the ship. She definitely knew her Wine! We laughed so much during that dinner and they almost had to make us leave because everyone in the restaurant had left and they wanted to close. That week was amazing!

We want the family to know we love you and our hearts are broken. God Bless you all.

Maureen my friend we find peace in knowing we will see you again. Job well done sweetheart....

Mike Altonberg

July 16, 2018

When someone is in your life for a REASON it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty… To provide you with guidance and support… To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually… They may seem like they are a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then without any wrongdoing on your part, or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die… Sometimes they walk away… Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand…. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled… Their work is done. The prayer you sent up has now been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON. Because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons. Things you must build upon to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.

It is said that love is blind, but friendship is clairvoyant. Thank you for being a part of my life… Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Thank You Maureen for sharing part of your life with me. Although you've left a huge hole in my heart I will always remember all the fun we had! Not only did we laugh, eat at the best restaurants, drink lots & lots of red wine, pull weeds out of your yard, make sure your flag was always in perfect condition but we formed a special relationship that will always make me smile as i think about you daily! I hope to meet you again someday. You were my LIFETIME relationship!

Martha Steele

July 11, 2018

We met at a restaurant the night of the Rolling Stones concert at NRG (Astrodome back then - probably early 80's). Stayed close for a few years and she even came to my wedding in 1996. Lost contact, but always a true friend. Her infectious smile was always there when needed. May God be with the family during this trying time.

Denise Anderson

July 10, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to share in the beautiful service that was held for my sister Maureen. I would also like to thank all of you who could not come but have extended prayers and condolences to our family. I would especially like to thank Uncle Ted for a service that I know Maureen would have approved of whole heartedly, after all, she did plan most of it and trusted those left behind to execute it to her wishes. Mission accomplished.

I miss Maureen so much; it is like a body part of mine is missing. I am grateful to God for the Blessing of giving me a Sister, Soul Mate and Friend for my time here on earth. God Speed Maureen, I love you.

Susan Preite

July 3, 2018

We have a God that knows everything you need in this life on earth. He knows the people you need and he arranges the meetings. I am blessed that God brought Maureen into our lives and allowed me to have such a wonderful friend. When I met Maureen she was pregnant with you Dustin and I was pregnant with my youngest, Jennifer and we shared many kid times and many times to just talk. Her kindness and true friendship was a gift, a gift from God who knew I needed Maureen in my life, you see, when someone like Maureen comes into your life it is then you realize how much God loves you that he would create a soul that would greatly touch you. That is what God did for me he touched my soul with Maureen. I will forever be thankful that I knew Maureen and that I watched Dustin grow up, I see all the success of Maureen through Dustin, she truly did a fine job and she was so proud of the man he has become. I will miss you Maureen but I know we will meet again sweet, sweet Maureen.

Michael Coopwood

June 29, 2018

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Maureen Ann Roberts, 57, passed away on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at her home in Houston, Texas. She was born September 4th, 1960 in Buffalo, New York, to Stanley and Arlene Gon.
She grew up in the town of Tonawanda where she graduated from Kenmore West Senior High School in 1978. Maureen served as a Parachute Rigger in the U.S. Army where she completed over one hundred jumps while assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, 407th S&S Battalion. Following her service, Maureen studied at Normandale Community College in Minnesota and later continued her education at the University of Houston - Downtown.
Maureen enjoyed a diverse professional background which included positions in public relations, accounting and sales. After living in Houston for over 20 years, Maureen pursued interests and moved to New York and then Nevada before returning to Texas to be with her family. In recent years, Maureen was active in several networks and was a strong advocate of groups that supported veterans.
She was a perfectionist in everything she did. Her yards were immaculate, and she could have won yard of the month consecutively had it been allowed. She enjoyed entertaining, and her patio was always an extension of her home. She would fire up the grill on a work night and serve rib eyes that would surpass the standards of most self-proclaimed grill masters.
The link that kept the group together, Maureen was the happy hour coordinator with friends who met regularly at various restaurants. Maureen’s infectious laugh and radiant smile will be remembered by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Arlene Hascup, and is survived by her son, Dustin Roberts; father, Stanley Gon; four siblings, Clifford Gon; Denise Anderson and husband Jeff; Kenneth Gon; and Brian Gon; nephews, Todd Anderson and wife Karla; and Justin Anderson and wife Katelyn; and great nephew and nieces, Drew; Kylie; Marnie; and namesake due in September Maris Maureen.