The Roddenberry family has announced the details for the memorial service for Majel Barrett Roddenberry, which will be at Forest Lawn in the Hollywood Hills on January 4th. The public are invited to attend, but are asked to add their name to an online list at Roddenberry.com so they can make appropriate plans. More details and info below.
Majel Barrett Roddenberry Memorial Service Details
Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 10:00 AM
(Please arrive by 9:30 AM).
Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills,
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
The memorial will be in the Hall of Liberty. No photography or videography will be allowed in the Hall.
While the Roddenberry Family appreciates your kind wishes and wants to share the celebration of Majel Roddenberry’s life with all that knew and loved her, they ask that you respect this time of mourning and their privacy after the service.
We would love to know how many people to expect. If you plan on attending, please add your name to our list. This does not reserve a place for you at the service. It’s merely a means for which we can calculate how many people will be attending.
Message to the fans from Rod
The announcement also included the following the following from Gene and Majel’s son Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry.
My mother truly acknowledged and appreciated the fact that Star Trek fans played a vital role in keeping the Roddenberry dream alive for the past 42 years. It was her love for the fans, and their love in return, that kept her going for so long after my father passed away.
Condolences and donations in honor of Majel
If you would like to send a condolence directly to the family, email email@example.com
or direct mail can be sent to:
4400 Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Suite 100
Studio City, CA 91604
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that a donation in Majel’s name be made to one of the two following organizations, who share Majel’s love for animals and dedication to animal rescue.
18034 Ventura Blvd., #430
Encino, CA 91316
P.O. Box 56631
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Recent photos of Majel
Our friend and favorite photographer Al Ortega has sent over some photos of Majel he has taken at various events over the last decade. Click any photo to enlarge.
Top Majel and her son Rod & bottom (L-R) Grace Lee Whitney, Majel Barrett Rodenberry, Walter Koenig, James Doohan (seated), George Takei, Nichelle Nichols ….at the Beam Me Up Scotty: James Doohan Farewell Convention in Los Angeles (Aug 29, 2004)
Majel at other recent events (click to enlarge)
More on the passing of Barrett Roddenberry
Condolences from Star Trek luminaries (updated with comments from JJ Abrams and others)
My condolences to the friends and family. Majel will be missed, but will live on through the legacy she left behind. I only wish I could pay my respects in person!
My sincere condolences to Majel’s family and friends. She was a great lady!
You were a class act, Majel. Second star to the right and straight on till morning…
Anthony- I have some photos of Majel I’d like to share.
Please e-mail me with an address.
Majel, Starfleet’s computers are forever silenced.
R.I.P. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry
Starfleet’s Computers will be voiced one more time in May of 2009. I expect to be well moved by the sound of her voice living on in a major motion picture.
My condolences to family and friends of Majel. The First Lady Of Star Trek will be sadly missed.
Condolences, Empathies and Blessings to all her loved ones and all of her fans.
Sad. I hope her son picks up the mantle.
#9 – I believe that he started doing so some time back. And I am certain he will do a great job keeping the Roddenberry name, legacy and vision alive for legions of fans, old and new.
Best wishes to you in the new year, Mr. Roddenberry (from one diver to another).
I’m sure all Trekkers including Myself have felt our Hearts silenced at the passing of Lady Majel ! She was always a gracious and warm friend to those both near and far . Her passing ( I believe to a Higher Plane) to many will represent the passing of a Major era of Trek life . But to all of us , it is a very bittersweet farewell , because she was so well liked !
I offer my condolences to all who were very close ! I would have liked to have attended the memorial service , but health and responsibilities prevent that . May All who attend this Service feel the power and spirit of community for this great Lady’s Memorial !!
I believe I can make it to the memorial in order to pay my respects.
A wonderful, wonderful woman. I met and talked with her at my first convention in 1972, and again at the last one I attended in 1989. She was *the* Number One in my book, and I told her so. She seemed to appreciate and share my disappointment that her character didn’t last beyond the first pilot. She said something to me like, “Tell Gene that, would you?” Now, the original Number One has joined with her beloved Great Bird of the Galaxy as they explore together the Final Frontier…