OBITUARY

Sylvia F. Romero

June 14, 1958January 28, 2019

Our sunny, funny girl found the most beautiful lavender field that needed tending to. We suspect she’s somewhere wearing her favorite sun hat, linen blouse and is delighted to be surrounded by an endless amount of fragrance and beauty. To know our mother Sylvia is to know compassion, kindness, selflessness, grace and humor. From enchiladas to egg rolls, her cooking took us to all corners of the world. She had a really special way of listening to everyone who confided in her; always offering a warm smile and reassurance. She was everybody’s nurse, really. She squeezed every last bit of joy from the day, often waking up at the crack of dawn to cook breakfast, listen to music and work on her garden. A true artist at heart, she did everything with intention and with effortlessness. She will continue to be celebrated by her five “fregones hijos”, Juan, Adriana, Danny, Paul and Cynthia and four beautiful grandchildren, Abigail, Tobias, Maddie May and Charles Ryan. Her philosophy was to take life day by day; to take time to enjoy the sky, the air, the birds and the flowers. For that very reason, she was the richest person we knew. We would like to extend our eternal thanks and gratitude to Dr. Vincent Lam, Dr. Timothy Yap, Connie, Tammie, and many more whom we entrusted her care at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. You inspired hope, faith, and trust and above all, gave us two glorious years with her by our sides. For this, we will be forever indebted and blessed. May your passion, care, and effortless mission continue to #endcancer.

Catch you later, Dragonfly

  • FAMILY

  • Juan M. Saucedo, Son
  • Daniel Romero, Son
  • Paul Romero, Son
  • Adriana Saucedo, Daughter
  • Cynthia Romero, Daughter
  • Lorenzo Franco, Brother
  • Hector Franco, Brother
  • Manuel Franco, Brother
  • Alfred Franco, Brother
  • Irma Saucedo, Sister
  • Ms. Romero also leaves 4 grandchildren to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Sylvia F. Romero

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Josh Jimenez Legarretta

February 2, 2019

It’s been years since I last saw your mom but despite the time, I think of her, and you all, often and with much fondness. My sincerest condolences.

Rebecca Romero

February 1, 2019

I have so many wonderful memories of my beautiful mother-in-law, but one that is forever etched in my mind is her reaction to the reveal of our first pregnancy. I will never forget the pure joy and excitement reflected in her eyes as they welled up with happy tears. I already had such respect and admiration for her as a mother to her 5 amazing children. But from that moment on, her quiet, constant love and support for our babies inspired me even more. Countless mornings, on her days off between her very full-time job as a Pediatric Nurse, she would wake up before the sun and drive over the mountain clear across town to spend the day with our babies...her precious Maddie & Charlie. Yes, it was obviously a much appreciated help for us to have her there, but far more than that, it was an unbelievable blessing that our babies got to spend so much quality time with their beloved “Aweeta.” (Abuelita was a bit of a mouthful for Maddie as a baby.) She was a gift of a grandma. When she was around her grandkids, nothing else mattered. They were her whole world, and they are all the luckier for that. She gave true love, hands-on attention and showed genuine interest in the happenings of their little lives. They would sing. They would dance. They would do projects. They would get cozy and watch movies. I am forever grateful for the special time our babies had with their Aweeta. I pray they will always remember those moments.
It’s hard for me to adequately express how much I loved, appreciated and admired everything about my mother-in-law. She was truly one of the strongest, hardest-working, most giving, loving, selfless people I have ever met in my entire life. And a damn good cook, too. I never liked chile rellenos, but somehow hers...only hers...became one of my all time favorite foods. I will miss her always, but I know that I am a better person for the time I had with her. How blessed I am to have gotten to call her family. I love you forever, Aweeta.

Chiquis Romero

February 1, 2019

Adriana Saucedo

February 1, 2019

Adriana Saucedo

February 1, 2019

Adriana Saucedo

January 31, 2019

I can spend an eternity telling you how special my momma was... I stand amazed at her resilience, strength, and determination to keep moving forward through this journey. Her faith, and love for all of us never faltered, and was the driving force that was always looking for “plan b.” She never let it define who she was. Even during our trips to Houston, she took it upon herself to enjoy every moment, every sunrise, every sunset. Despite the long days and nights at the hospital, she managed to end each day on a high note. One of my favorite outings was the Houston Rodeo Stock Show. She indulged herself in the sights, the smells, the food. She took it all in. I lived vicariously through her and pray to God that I continue to do so in the years to come. Fly momma fly... ❤️

Chiquis Romero

January 31, 2019

I’ve beeb fortunate enough to have a whole lifetime of memories with my mama. But a more recent one that stands out in my mind is watching movies in her room. We talked about our dreams, about how small we all are, about how big this universe is and how beautiful each day is. We spilled some secrets, ate some sliced oranges with salt, (her favorite) and lay side by side. There was nothing more to add, nothing to take away. I reassured her that I’d be there with her as she swirled about in the ether, looking for her. During the entire movie, I caught her looking over at me. She was watching me as if I was the movie. I held her hand and we both felt the depth of our bond. It was without a doubt, my favorite movie date with my favorite soul. I love you forever mamacita.

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