Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory

3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA


Madalynne Romero Tilly

February 20, 1926May 15, 2020

Madalynne Romero Tilly, 94, of Ventura, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. She was born on February 20, 1926, in Santa Barbara, California to Gonzalo J. Romero and Catherine Agnes (Murray) Romero. While growing up in Santa Barbara, Madalynne attended Montecito Union Grammar School, Santa Barbara Junior High, graduating in 1944 from Santa Barbara High.

She married Monte Richardo Tilly on April 11, 1953. Monte passed away at the young age of 62, on December 11, 1989.

Madalynne found joy in being a homemaker, mother, grandmother and the bookkeeper for their automotive business and their son’s boat business and was the Matriarch of Tilly’s Marine.

She was a second mother to many kids in the neighborhood. Madalynne was a lifetime PTA member. Over 40 years as a Pink Lady at Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Madalynne willingly volunteered her time as a Girl Scout Leader, and a Den Mother. She and Monte sponsored many Elks Little League Teams. She was an avid Dodger fan; Monte and Madalynne were at the opening day of Dodger Stadium. She was a big Laker fan and especially liked watching Kobe Bryant play.

She was a strong supporter of the USO since she was 18 years old. She was extremely proud of her Scottish and Spanish Heritage. Her Aunt Madalynne was the one and only Queen of Fiesta in Santa Barbara in 1924.

Her grandson, Chad, was her pride and joy. She was his biggest cheerleader, there always cheering him on for all his sports and especially loved watching him bowl.

She is survived by her daughter, Melanie (Tilly) Lane, son, Brett Tilly; grandson, Chad Lane; and granddaughter, Brooke Tilly.

Our mother was treasured by all who met her and filled many roles in everyone’s heart. Madalynne was always a good friend and listener. She could brightened the darkest days. Her laugh was infectious and when you heard it, you knew she was near. We find peace in knowing that we will see them both again and will forever keep the love that we feel alive in our memories.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA 93003. Condolences may be sent to TedMayrFuneralHome.com.


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