Rest in peace Sound Off Mom

As many of you may now know, the Sound Off Mom passed away last week.  I wish that all of you could have met her.  She was remarkable in so many respects.

Somehow she convinced four children to go to college and achieve, all the while making her children believe that college and achievement were her children’s idea, not Mom’s.

Looking back, that was the essence of Mom.  She never urged or chastised or scorned.  Around her, one just knew what was right.  Her values were unshakable, and those values permeated all who were close to her.

Her great-granddaughter was born four days before she passed away.  Thanks to modern technology, she had a picture of her grand-daughter and great grand-daughter next to her hospital bed.  While she could, she showed anyone who came into the room that picture.  She was so proud.  That picture is now buried with her.

Thank you Mom for you.  You will always live on in the hearts and minds of your children, and your grand children.  And, I believe, anyone who had the pleasure of meeting you.

17 replies
  1. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Thank you, SOS you have drawn a beautiful picture of your Mom with your words. The very best parents are those who raise their children to be strong, independent, ethical, moral and productive. It is very obvious, to those of us who read RVO that you and Jim were raised by the very best of parents. My condolences to you and Jim. I hope that your faith brings you comfort and peace.

  2. Vizionmusic
    Vizionmusic says:

    What a beautiful Tribute… her Legacy lives on through four wonderful human beings she called her ‘children’…

  3. BEA
    BEA says:

    I love hearing you both talk about your parents. They sound like amazing people…who raised amazing children. I’m so very sorry?to hear about her passing?and pray that all the wonderful memories will comfort your heart.

  4. JBS
    JBS says:

    Very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She did a good job with her kids. You are a credit to your parents.
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    Rest in Peace.

  5. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    Celebrate a life well lived.? Your mom lives on in the positive influence she had on people like you and Jim.

  6. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    We see your mom’s values and morals every day we listen to Jim or read one of your posts, SOS.? And now she is influencing us through you.? Thank you for that.

  7. sweepersue
    sweepersue says:

    Prayers for Jim, the SOS, and the entire Vicevich family. What a wonderful Mom. Thank you for sharing her with us. I’m sure she is proudly looking over you.

  8. joe
    joe says:

    Many sympathies to you SOS and Jim. Mom’s are special people that are so difficult to loose.
    May her spirit remain alive and guide you in the days ahead. God bless.

  9. just sayin
    just sayin says:

    Dims expressed it well. ?But let me add that I’m sure we, your extended Sound Off family, look forward to continue hearing your reminiscences of your beloved and influential mom. ?She will never be far from the SOSiblings for you hold her close in your heart and mind. ?God’s peace be with you.

  10. kateinmaine
    kateinmaine says:

    so very sorry to hear about your mother–it is certainly the circle of life for the vicevich family; welcoming wee fi and marking the sound off mom’s deployment to the advance team in the next realm.?? i suspect that she will continue to work her magic, leading you on to join her much in the same way that she’s influenced you all along.? blessings for the sound off mom and the entire vicevich clan as you celebrate this exceptional american life.

  11. Linda Mae
    Linda Mae says:

    We’re so lucky to have had our parents for so long…I wish I had 1/2 of their knowledge…

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