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In Memory of

Ida Naomi

July 22, 1917 - May 14, 2017

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Ida Romero Naomi, 99, entered into eternal peace on May 14, 2017 in Frisco, TX.

Ida was born on July 22, 1917, in her rural home in New Iberia, La. to her parents, Marie Comeaux Romero and Joseph Harrison Romero. She was one of eleven children and the fraternal twin to Idelle Romero McKissick. Ida's siblings are all deceased except for Ryan Romero, 98 of Vidor, TX.

Ida's gifts of sewing and serving others dominated her life. She gave freely of her artful skill to all her family members and is remembered...

Ida Romero Naomi, 99, entered into eternal peace on May 14, 2017 in Frisco, TX.

Ida was born on July 22, 1917, in her rural home in New Iberia, La. to her parents, Marie Comeaux Romero and Joseph Harrison Romero. She was one of eleven children and the fraternal twin to Idelle Romero McKissick. Ida's siblings are all deceased except for Ryan Romero, 98 of Vidor, TX.

Ida's gifts of sewing and serving others dominated her life. She gave freely of her artful skill to all her family members and is remembered for the many clothes she made for her sisters, nieces and nephews throughout the years. Many wedding dresses produced from simple drawings were created by her hands and given without charge. As a founding member of St. Joseph's Parish, she created the first uniforms for St. Joseph's Catholic School, she spear-headed many fundraisers for her Parish and was a long-standing member of the Alter Society. Being active in her community, she made the Queen's robe for the first CavOilcade celebration for the City of Port Arthur in addition to many princess's dresses. During WWII, she proudly served as a "Rosie the Riveter" working at Consolidated Steel in Orange, TX. She went on to serve two terms as President of the L'Fatette Syrian-Lebanese Social Club. Along with her sister Lilia, she began the Romero Family Reunion that continues today.

As one who always had a servant's heart, she volunteered as a Grey Lady at St. Mary's Hospital and gave away custom communion veils and dresses to families in her parish to those in need. She was famous for always having her homemade "TV Dinners" ready to give to neighbors, the elderly or those who were ill or in need. She was a proud hardworking member of the American Legion and Veteran of Foreign Wars, serving on many Veteran Day celebration committees and Poppy Sales honoring all veterans.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joe J. Naomi, Sr. whom she married in August 23, 1940. They were married 51 years before his death on February 20, 1991. Her sisters Ora Theriot, Lelia Vallow, Mae Norris, Idelle Romero McKissock (her twin), Gloria Reeves, Nina Morris and Bertha Romero all preceded her in death, as well as two brothers, Dewey Romero and J. C. Romero. Her only surviving sibling is Ryan Romero of Vidor, TX.

She is survived by her daughters Pamela Naomi Romero, her husband Robbie L. Romero of Frisco, TX and Cynthia Naomi Todo and her husband Jerry Todo of Seattle, WA. She has one grandson, James Ryan Romero and his wife Sarah Romero of Austin, TX and one great granddaughter, Taylor Rene Romero of San Marcus, TX.

She leaves behind Debbie Gravenburg Crawford and her husband Homer and their daughter Stephanie who she lovingly "raised as one of her own" and who was her ever-present confidant and telephone pal.

Her Special Companion and dearest love for over 20 years, David Williams survives her as the second love of her life. We are forever grateful for his unwavering devotion, his love and care which he unselfishly gave to Ida. He was the man who brought much joy and laughter to the second chapter of her life.

In addition, she is survived by many loving nieces, nephews: Jeannie Pollion, Linda Norris, JoeAnn Spurgeon, Gene Romero, Vicki Lessure and so many more whom she loved dearly.

A memorial service will be held at Stonebriar Dignity Funeral Home in Frisco, TX on Wednesday, May 17, 2015 at 6 to 8 pm, Officiated by Deacon Gregory Kahrs a family friend.

Funeral services will be in Port Arthur, TX at Grammier Oberle Funeral Home, Celebration of Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and graveside at Calvary Cemetery.

A special thanks to the following caregivers who lovingly and joyfully cared for Ida the last year's of her life. In Port Arthur: Pam Sharpe, Mona and Joyce. In Frisco: Caroline Lusengo, Angeline, Christine, and Unika. A very special thanks to Greenfield Residential Care in McKinney, TX and Ms. Epi Dube, Sesa, Nomusa, Cecilia, and Tia for unparalleled love, devotion and care.

Ida loved her doctors and appreciated all they did to keep her healthy and active, in Port Arthur heartfelt thanks to Dr. Avila Arcala, Dr. Burt Ginsburg. In Frisco Dr. Gary Tigges, Dr. Michele Brochner, Dr. Ken Sherman, Kelly Pope, PA, nurses Catherine and Caroline.