Eulogy & Funeral Service Information
Dolores C. Romo was born November 18, 1927 in Mesa, Arizona. She was the youngest of nine children born to Antonio Cruz and Angelita Bejarano. At the age of 16, she found the love of her life, Frank Romo, Sr. and they were married on February 4, 1944. While living in Arizona, their first son, Gilbert “Penny” Romo was born. After moving to Bakersfield, California, they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Armida Romo and Alicia “Licha” Franco. The Romo family suffered a great loss when Armida at the age of 6 died suddenly of a tragic illness. In her moment of grief Dolores cried out to the Lord that if He granted her another child, she would dedicate him/her to the Lord completely. On the anniversary of Armida’s birth came their last child, Frank Romo Jr. Two years later they moved back to Glendale Arizona.
Though Dolores Romo was raised in an Apostolic home, it wasn’t until February 11th, 1973 that she was baptized in the Name of Jesus. She received the Holy Ghost in November of 1973 at a National Youth Convention.
She along with her husband became active members of the First Apostolic Church of Phoenix under the Pastorship of the late Bishop Leonardo Sepulveda. Feeling the call of God and a burden for the community they lived in, they proceeded to go help Pastor Daniel and Rita Salomon start the work in Glendale Arizona.
She worked tirelessly making and selling tamales to fund the construction of the building of the Glendale Apostolic Church. Dolores Romo always had a generous heart when it came to the work of the Lord. This was manifested when her and her husband took out a second mortgage on their home to finish the building project of the Glendale Church.
She possessed such a heart for hospitality that she cooked special meals in her home while hosting church dignitaries, guest speakers and visiting brethren that attended various church functions. That’s how she became famous for her tamales, chorizo, potato salad and her authentic homemade beans. With this incredible gift she raised funds to attend conventions, camps, conferences and contributed greatly to the Ladies Flor Azul Project.
While serving faithfully along side her husband in the ministry at Surprise Apostolic Church, they assumed the pastorship for a short period, at a very difficult time.
They returned to congregate in Glendale under the pastorship of their son Frank Romo Jr. It was here on July 12, 1988 that the Lord chose to call her husband home to his reward.
In the latter part of her life she continued to be faithful in church attendance giving and involved in other church projects. With her widows income she gave generously to sponsor, numerous people to attend camps and retreats. She also sacrificially gave to special church projects and love offerings to various ministers of the gospel.
Dolores C. Romo was called home on November 27, 2014. She leaves a lasting legacy of faithfulness, love and service to the Lord to her three children and their spouses, 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. We are saddened by her departure but we take comfort in the words of the Apostle Paul, in 2 Timothy 4:7-8 “ I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.”
Dolores C. Romo’s Celebration of Life Service will be this Saturday, December 6 at 10am. The service will be held at Phoenix First Apostolic Church, 749 E. Baseline Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042.
The service will also be streamed live at www.phoenixapostolic.com.
Due to circumstances outside of our control, the Graveside Service will be on Tuesday, December 9 at 11am at Glendale Memorial Park Cemetery 7884 N. 61st Ave, Glendale, AZ 85031.