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Nancy Lee Romero


1937 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Nancy Lee Romero Obituary

Nancy Lee Romero, born November 11, 1937, joined her sister and grandmother in her heavenly resting place, on July 9, 2018, after a lengthy illness. In true Nancy form, she fought like a champion and relied on her incredible faith in Christian Science to live long beyond expectations.

Nancy was born at Rideout Hospital in Marysville, California, to George Lefevere and Wilna Silver, and was raised by her cherished grandmother, Goldia "Goldie" Koch, along with her beloved sister Carole Sue Coomer. She remained in the Yuba-Sutter area her entire life attending local schools.

Nancy met the love of her life, Robert "Babe" Romero, and they were married in a leap year, on February 29, 1964. From that point on, it was always "Babe and Nancy", with their only separation being when they each spent time serving their community. Babe and Nancy's love remained strong during her illness, and he was by her side in their home to the very end.

Babe and Nancy were blessed with the birth of their sons, Robert "Rod" Romero, Jr. of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Randall "Randy" Romero, of Lafayette, CA. The birth of their grandchildren, Robert "Roddy" Romero, III and Josefina "Josie" Romero, brought them incredible joy, laughter and pride.

One of their most recent joyful events was the marriage last year of Randy to his husband, Randall "Randy II" Courier. Although their family did not remain in the area, they remained a close knit family, traveling together, visiting each other, and continuing the strong bond that will never be broken.

Nancy had a special bond with her niece, Becky Johnson, as well as a niece that she always considered a daughter, Tami Garcia. Nancy acted as a "grandmother" to Tami's daughter's Jennifer Vasquez and Jessica Guth and to their children, frequently participating in their activities especially enjoying annual attendance to see Olivia perform in the "Nutcracker" where she got to enjoy her love of the performing arts. Also, very dear and supportive to her were her niece Chris Odom, her husband Gary Odom and Babe's sister, Frances Castillo, along with niece Diane Lopez and her husband Gary. Nancy cherished time with family always and had more nieces and nephews than could ever be listed here.

Nancy began her work with the Department of Transportation, later Cal-Trans in 1958, retiring in 2002. She earned much recognition as the queen of signs for Cal-Trans. While employed, she also became the first female reserve officer, as she proudly served the Yuba City Police Department.

In reality, Nancy never really retired, as she remained busy throughout her life, volunteering her time with the Fremont Medical Center Auxiliary, with the Sutter County Memorial Museum, and proudly as a Sutter County Grand Jury member. Her greatest accomplishment was her participation in the effort to build a new animal shelter. She cherished animals of all kinds, but a variety of cats held a special place in her heart until the end.

Babe and Nancy could never fully thank the caregivers and family members who helped them navigate the many challenges presented by her illnesses. May God bless all of you for your commitment to both Nancy and Babe.

Services will be Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m., at the Sierra View Memorial Park Chapel, 4900 Olive Ave., Olivehurst, CA, with graveside service immediately following. A reception will be at the Harvest Room, 1465 Tharp Rd. Ste. A, Yuba City, CA, at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations are recommended to Sutter Animal Service or Hospice Sutter Family Practice.
Published in Appeal Democrat from July 13 to July 15, 2018
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