Romo, Katherine A. LaWare
Beloved mother, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on November 28, 2009. “Tiny” joined her daughter Leslie Ana, and her parents Edward and Margaret LaWare to spend eternity in Heaven. Katherine was born on August 7, 1930 in Oceanside, NY; graduated from Mount Kisco High School and earned an Associate’s Degree in Retail from Green Mountain Junior College in Vermont. She worked for Bloomingdale’s and AT&T in New York before moving to Spain, getting married and starting a family. Tiny returned to the U.S. with her children and settled in Arizona to be close to her mother and sister. She restarted her career at Valley National Bank in 1975 where she worked until retiring in 1992. After retiring, Tiny volunteered and later worked at Sunnyslope Elementary School. She enjoyed cooking, reading, playing cards and spending time with family and friends; her meals will be greatly missed by her children. Tiny will be remembered for her beautiful smile. She is survived by her sons Eduardo (Cindy), Antonio, Miguel (Natalie) and daughter Susana, and ten grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 6th, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A celebration of her life will follow. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.