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Becky Romano of Beaumont, CA passed away August 15, 2013. She is survived by her husband Nick Romano, sons Rocket and Paul Romano, sisters Eileen Tucker and Joan Martin, and brothers Robert, Richard and John Thompson. Becky was born in Downey, CA and was preceded in death by her parents John and Dorothy Thompson and her younger brother David. She was one of seven children and grew up attending Messiah Lutheran Church in Downey. She graduated from Warren High in 1973. She was a member of the Warren High drill team. Later she attended Cerritos College.
Becky lived in Downey until 1987 when she moved to the Inland Empire. She married Nick Romano on November 23, 1996. Most recently, she was the Accounting & Human Resources Manager for Comfort Mechanical Enterprises. She also had a long and enjoyable career with Brickley Environmental in San Bernardino.
As an avid photographer, she recorded years of family history through thousands of photographs and videos. She babysat and entertained all of her 13 nieces and nephews. She was a joy to family, friends and co-workers with her subtle, clever wit. She was always kind, soft-spoken and unassuming. In recent months, she showed great strength living through the pain of an undetected, fast-moving cancer with little complaint.
Becky was an avid trivia buff, loved Bruce Springsteen, her dogs Buddy and Bentley, movies and classic TV shows, but most of all she loved her family. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. She was especially proud of her two sons. Rocket, a junior at Beaumont High School, who is a member of the school’s marching and concert band and her step-son Paul who is a successful engineer.
Becky was laid to rest on Friday, August 23, 2013 at the Mt. View Cemetery in Beaumont, California. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Ramona Humane Society at www.ramonahumanesociety.org
If you would like to share some thoughts or photos about Becky, please visit the Dignity Memorial website at www.dignitymemorial.com and search for Becky Romano.
A Memorial Service will be held for Becky at Messiah Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:00 am at Messiah Lutheran Church 10711 Paramount Blvd. Downey, CA 90241.
Published: Aug. 22, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 19