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Mary Jeane Romer

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Mrs. Mary Jeane "Mickey" Romer, 85, of Watertown, Wis., passed away, Jan. 6, 2013, in the Marquardt Memorial Manor.
Born in Jim Thorpe, she was a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Kathryn (Watkins) Moser.
She attended Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. She moved to Alaska as a missionary for the Moravian Church in Bethel, where she married Albert C. Romer Sr. on Jan. 2, 1960. He preceded her in death.
She was a missionary school teacher in Alaska at the Moravian Children's Home from 1950-53 and later substituted for the treasurer of the Moravian Church. She went on to work as a travel agent and a land claims specialist for the state of Alaska until her retirement.
She remained an enthusiastic member of the Moravian Church throughout her life and was an active member of the Marquardt Village community for the past 20 years.
Survivors include her son, Kenneth (Ann) Romer of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Cynthia Romer of San Francisco, Calif.; a granddaughter Anneka; stepchildren, Byron, Herman, Jesse, Richard, Sylvia and Katherine; a sister, Lois Harke of Watertown; and a number of stepgrandchildren and other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a stepson, Albert Jr.; and a sister Inez.

Published in Times News on Feb. 15, 2013
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