Lenora “Nora” Romero

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Lenora “Nora” Romero of Lubbock, Texas, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019, with her family by her side. We will gather to recite the Rosary at 7 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019 followed by a reception at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 81 years at 2 pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Nora was born to Ignacio and Rosa Linda (Martinez) Rodriguez, November 18, 1937, in Hays County.  Nora graduated from Buda High School in 1955 and years later attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

She was married to Juan Romero in 1957.  They moved to Slaton in 1958 and that is where her love of banking began.  Nora was proud of her family, friends, and her beloved Red Raiders.  Her passions were cooking for everyone that entered her home, her beautiful rose gardens, dancing, gritos, and Texas Tech tailgaiting – especially when playing against the longhorns.  She leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.

Nora often said when she died “I want to be buried in my red lipstick, red high heels, and with a bottle of black hair dye.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Ignacio “Skippy” Rodriguez and four sisters, Refugia “Cuca” Deleon, Helen Alca, Lucy Romero McCoy, and Theresa Rayos.

She is survived by her four children, Sylvia Romero, Linda Schoonover, John Romero, and Michael Romero;  three granddaughters, Amy (Suzanna) Schoonover, Jennifer (Curt) Phillips, and Sammi Schoonover; and three great-grandchildren, Kaden Stone, Adrienne Fernandez, and Jace Phillips; along with two brothers, Onesimo (Annette) and Alfredo (Francis) ; two sisters, Mary Acosta and Margaret “Margie” and (Abel) Villareal, and her many nieces and nephews.

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22 thoughts on “Lenora “Nora” Romero”

  1. Angie Sandoval verver

    To my Godmother, you were always my role model. May you Rest In Peace and my condolences to all the family.

    Angie Sandoval Verver

  2. Sylvia lamento mucho tu pérdida. Que las palabras de nuestro amoroso Padre celestial les traiga consuelo y fortaleza durante este tiempo tan difícil. Nuestro creador promete regresar a nuestros seres queridos a la vida en un mundo perfecto donde no habrá más sufrimiento o muerte (Juan 5:28-29 & Apocalipsis 21:4)

  3. Cynthia Garcia

    Our condolences. My mom always talked good memories of you guys growing up. From Olivia See Guzman and family

  4. Alysia Steelman

    Nora always made me feel welcome at a time in my life when I needed family and friends most. When I get to the end of my life and count my blessings she and the Romero clan will be many. Godspeed kind lady. ❤

  5. Sylvia, Linda, John and Michael,

    I admire the way your Mom lived her life and the light she brought to others. Remembering how full of life she was and how fun it was to be around her. She was a very special woman and I’m very sorry for your loss. Our Mom loved her little sister!!!! I picture them all together in heaven. May you find peace in the love and sympathy of all of us around you who greatly loved and cherished Aunt Nora.

    Love y’all
    Alice D. Garcia
    DeLeon Family

  6. Rebecca martinez

    My Condolences to the Romero, Acosta and Rodriguez family.
    A very funny and sweet lady. I always saw that she was there to help everyone.
    Prayers.
    From Nena Martinez and family.

  7. Stephanie Vasquez

    We made such great memories together.
    Nora, yazzi, me and my mom!!!
    You will be missed, we love you ???

  8. Rosa Tukar Lee

    My sincere condolences to the family. She was a beautiful lady both inside and out. Thank your kindness, and love.

    Rosa

  9. Monica Anderson

    My condolences to the family and all of yall keep your heads up I know how yall are feeling and goin through. Mrs. Norma was a beautiful woman inside and outside she didnt mind help people and she loved to cook and she will be very well missed heaven gain a beautiful angle.

  10. Monica Anderson

    My condolences to the family and all of yall keep your heads up I know how yall are feeling and goin through. Mrs. Norawas a beautiful woman inside and outside she didnt mind help people and she loved to cook and she will be very well missed heaven gain a beautiful angle.

  11. Johnny Gonzales

    Sure gonna miss those visits and talks when I would visit John John. Especially the one about my my mom. God bless you and may the Golden Girls continue. Will miss you tremendously and love you ❤️

  12. Johnny Gonzales

    Sure gonna miss those visits and talks when I would visit John John. Especially the one about my my mom. God bless you and may the Golden Girls continue. Will miss you tremendously and love you ❤️

  13. Marisela Romero Rodriguez

    My condolences to all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. Tia Nora was a wonderful & beautiful woman. We were always greeted with a big hug & a beautiful smile, that is how I will always remember her. I am unable to make the trip to be with you but know that my heart is heavy with grief & that I love you all very much. Hugs & kisses from Abel & Marisela Romero Rodriguez & family.

  14. I will greatly miss the great woman. She was literally a second mother for me when I was growing up. And she made the best food. “Mom” was the kindest, most compassionate woman I have ever known. The world will be sadder for her passing. May God keep you and protect you always.

  15. Judy Seigworth

    To my extended family I love you and I am sending hugs. I am glad she is at peace and on her terms. She was a wonderful woman. She was a great inspiration to her family of being strong and fighting against the odds. Much love and prayers. You will be missed Ms. Nora. Love the Seigworth Family.

  16. Leonard Valderaz

    My deepest condolences. Your Mom was a great woman. Much love and prayers.

  17. Such a sweet lady. My Mom and her worked together at Mr. Ely’s store before Linda and I were born. Always smiling. Linda and family so sorry for your loss

  18. Holly Townsley

    Nora was an amazing lady and will be greatly missed. I had the privilege of working with Nora from 1993 to 2001 at Bank of America. She taught me so much and I still use that knowledge to this day. Not only did Nora teach me things in my professional life, but she also imparted personal wisdom that I greatly appreciate. Nora loved her family above all things and was always saying wonderful things about them. Nora loved to laugh and make others laugh. She was an amazing cook and was so generous to others. I remember one Thanksgiving a couple of our customers didn’t have a place to go and out of the goodness of her heart, Nora invited them into her home to spend the holiday with her family. Nora also volunteered her time to help the community and every customer that came through our doors who knew Nora, loved Nora. She gave me her hot sauce recipe which I did pretty well with but it was a different story with her flour tortilla recipe. They turned out like pie dough! From then on, I just decided to enjoy the food Nora made that was always delicious. Nora had a very kind and generous spirit and was beautiful inside and out. She did love her red lipstick and because she wore it so well, I thought I could pull it off so there we went, ordering it from Avon. It never looked as good on me. I am grateful that I get to see granddaughter Jennifer from time to time and we get to share our “Nora” stories and every one of them leaves us with a smile which is what Nora would have wanted. My condolences to Nora’s wonderful family and please know how highly everyone thought of this wonderful lady.

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