Alicia E. Romo, “Licha” to her family, “Nana” to her grandchildren, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 80 years of age. She was a lifelong resident of Laredo, Texas. She was born on September 8, 1938, the only daughter of Roberto and Angelica Montemayor. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ramon Roman Romo, her three daughters, Norma Alicia (Antonio) Perez, Cynthia Romo-Hernandez, Sandra (Velma) Sanchez, her grandchildren, Jacquelyn (Mathew Solosobal) Perez, Jessica (Roel Luna) Perez, Antonio Perez III, David Paul Perez, Cynthia Elise Hernandez, Austin Ellis and six great-grandchildren. She was a sweet, tender and loving soul. We will miss her dearly. Our hearts ache at her passing yet, her continuous love remains the foundation that keeps our family together. We treasure the precious moments we shared with her. Our lives will never be the same without her, our center, our heart, our guiding light. She was a woman of faith who prayed for all her family and friends daily. She was an angel here on earth, now she’s an angel up in heaven. She was the last of her (maternal) generation. She is now in the loving arms of God her Father and rejoicing with her loving family who preceded her home. She was a loving and caring daughter to her mom, “Lita” as she was affectionately called. Lita was a single mother who taught her daughter that the keys to success come through hard work and strong faith. She graduated from Martin High in 1958 where she developed lifelong friendships. On June 25, 1961, she married her High School sweetheart. Together, they began their life journey. With much sacrifice, she persevered studying at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas then proudly earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas. She began her teaching career in 1963 at St. Augustine School, then from 1970-2003 at Alma Pierce Elementary. Mrs. Romo was a beloved teacher and much-admired friend and co-worker. Teaching was her passion and she was so proud of her students. She taught 40 happy years until she retired. We know those who were taught by Mrs. Romo will never forget her. Special thanks to Dr. Humberto Varela and his staff, Pearl, Estrellita and many more. Your love, kindness, and care were much appreciated. Mom, we didn’t know God was going to call you home so soon. It took us by surprise and broke our hearts to lose you. We only have to cling on to each other to feel your loving embrace. You’re forever in our hearts. Thank you for all the beautiful memories. Your love will forever be our guide. Con la bendicion y su despedida de siempre, “Cuidate Mi Hijita”… Love you mom. A chapel service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hillside Funeral Home chapel. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Services will conclude after visitation. If you would like to sign the guestbook or send private condolences, you may do so at www.hillsidefuneral.com Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Road.