Petra Groce

Santa Maria, California

1951 - 2012

Guest Book

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I am still stunned and saddened by Petra's passing. But i will always cherish the times we all spent together. Love to Jeff, Jennifer and family.

I had the blessing of meeting Petra 10 years ago, when I seeked child care of my boys. Now 11 and 8, Petra treated them as her own. I was a single mother and she was so thougtful and caring for my boys while she cared for them. We came to dearly love Petra. With love, respect, we will always remember her in our hearts.
Robert 11
Jeremiah 9
and Priscilla (mom)

Petra left some really deep footprints in the hearts of many. She will truly be missed. Jennifer and Jeff may you find peace knowing that your mom fought a good fight and is now at peace. Petra you will truly be missed.

Petra was a champion for children, her bright spirit will be missed by many. My thoughts are with the family in this time of sadness. Teressa J

To the family of Petra,I met Petra 12 years ago through her work as a Family CHILD care provider. She helped me set up our program at CAC. petra was a warm and wonderful person who was very knowledgable and passionate about early childhood education. We all learned from her and she was so kind and loving with the children that she cared for and helped educate. She will be missed. Fran Forman, Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County

My deepest sympathy to you Jennifer and Jeffrey. Your mom was a lovely lady, always a smile on her face and a kind word. She helped mold so many children through the years. She certainly had a star in heaven waiting for her.

Das einzig Wichtige im Leben sind die Spuren von Liebe, die wir hinterlassen, wenn wir ungefragt weggehen müssen.
Albert Schweitzer

To the family of Petra: I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Petra was very special to me; she attended our retreats in San Simeon, not only on retreat weekends but sometimes on her own spending the entire week. We became very dear friends. She loved the beach so much. I am going to include Sharon's signature as well since she does not own a computer. We both loved her and miss her immensely. God be with you, Petra, our dear friend. Lois and Sharon

All smiles and messy hair after a relaxing massage at scrapbooking retreat.

To the family - please accept my sympathy on the loss of your beloved mother. Petra was a wonderful friend. I scrapbooked with Petra in both San Simeon, Big Bear and Frazier Park. I have always enjoyed her company so much. I was once scrapbooking a trip I took to Germany – to visit a student who was studying abroad. It was so nice sitting across from Petra – asking her how to spell and pronounce words that I was using on my scrapbooking pages. One of the more difficult words was the German...


Petra's Obituaries

April 1951 to Nov. 2012

Petra Groce (Renner) of Santa Maria passed away in Ventura on November 16, 2012, at the age of 61 after a long and hard fought battle with breast cancer. A beloved mother, sister, daughter, friend and "scrapper", she will be dearly missed.


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