I A Tony Rome, age 87 passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at a local care center.
Mr. Rome was born in Vacherie, LA the son of Jean and Elucia Rome. He was 87 years old when he succumbed to a battle with chronic lung disease on February 19, 2016.
Tony met the love his life Beverly five years into his U.S. Army career. He was stationed with the Alaska Communication System and the two were married on June 28, 1952 at the Bethany Presbyterian Church on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. They lived in the Seattle, Bothell area, until 1955. Tony completed his military career of 25 years in 1970. The couple travelled the United States full time in a 5th Wheeler before choosing their home in historic Ingram, TX. They resided in Ingram, Texas Hill Country for fifteen years until Beverly's battle with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension ended her life on February 19, 2014. Tony made his final retirement in Kerrville, TX.
Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his brother, Jean Rome, Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Beverly Smith Rome with whom he recently celebrated 61 years of marriage, sisters, Lise Crabtree, Ann Salzer, Freida Walker Newcomb, Amy Ocmond, Emelia Rome, and brothers Thomas Rome, Russell Rome, Eddie Rome, Clincy Rome, Sterling Rome and Edward Rome.
By his request, the family will have private services.
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