Elk Ridge, Utah-Helen Mary Romero died peacefully the morning of May 20, 2021 at her home In the Elk Ridge Assisted Living Center. She was 95 years old. She was born on November 17, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Yme Johan and Ruby Rozilla Benson Steiger. She was the oldest of two children. Her mother died when she was 5 years old and she was raised by her mothers’ twin sister Ruth and Lewis Hathaway in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended schools in Salt Lake City and graduated from East High School. She married Dean Romero on October 5, 1946 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Later solemnized in the Los Angeles Temple on November 17, 1973.
Helen was raised in the depression, but was taught to work hard and started her first job at the age of 18 at a Kress store selling candy and cosmetics. She also worked at ZCMI, Ogdens Hill Air Force Base, Bank of America as a secretary/stenographer, Ford motor Company, and finally with Rockwell International Space Program. She was a great typist and was able to get hired as a secretary/stenographer with Rockwell International, where she retired, after almost 30 years of service.
Helen and Dean were blessed with a son, Garry Dean Romero, on August 9, 1947. He was born with respiratory problems and died 2 days later. This was a very sad time for her because she was never able to hold or see him in those 2 days or even after he passed away. She always regretted that.
Helen was a devoted wife to her husband Dean. They traveled all over the United States. She spent a lot of time in the kitchen canning the vegetables her husband grew in his garden. She loved to sew, fish, dance, watch softball and football games, give readings, and be of service to her Heavenly Father.
Helen held many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her latest one was chorister for the Elk Ridge Branch.
Helen is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband Dean, her son Garry Dean, her brother, Earl Steiger, her parents, many cousins, aunts, and uncles.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Elk Ridge Assisted Living and Kelly with Hospice care.
Public viewing will be at the Walker Funeral Home, 587 South 100 West, Payson on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 11:00 am. – 12 p.m. Graveside services will be Wednesday May 26, 2021 at the Fairview City Cemetery at 1:00 pm. Burial will be in the Fairview City Cemetery under the care of Walker Funeral Home.