Margaret Roman nee Trummer, 85, died March 20, 2007. Mrs. Roman is survived by her son, Nicholas Roman Mary and two daughters, Christine Roman and Margaret Roman Slavin Clifford, and five grandchildren, Mary Claire and Grace Roman and Laura, Elizabeth and John Slavin. She is also survived by two brothers and a sister. She is predeceased by her husband, Nicholas Roman and a daughter, Mary Roman.
Mrs. Roman worked in the library at LaSalle High School in Sierra Madre for seventeen years and also taught History, Religion, English and Art History before her retirement in 1986. Prior to her teaching career, Mrs. Roman was a frequent volunteer with the Immaculate Conception school and parish in Monrovia, where she ran fund raising and family events. She and her husband were also active in civic affairs, and Mr. Roman served on the Monrovia Parks and Recreation Commission and Planning Commission for many years before his death in 1971. An avid reader, Mrs. Roman was a great fan of the Monrovia Public Library and continued to be so until recent years when her failing eyesight prevented her from reading. She was a skilled gardener, especially with roses, and surrounded her home with rose bushes, orchids and camellias.
Mrs. Roman was born in Graz, Austria and emigrated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family as a child. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin and later married Nicholas Roman, on December 31, 1942 in Virginia where he was stationed during WWII. After living in the Boston area while Mr. Roman completed law school, the couple moved to California with their first child and added three more children to their family. Mrs. Roman remained in Monrovia until suffering a stroke in 2002. She recuperated well, then moved to an assisted living facility in San Juan Capistrano in 2003 where she enjoyed family, new friends and shopping.
Funeral is Tuesday, April 3, 2007, 11:00 AM at Saint Edwards the Confessor church in Dana Point, California. Mourners are welcome to visit with the family at a reception to follow in Knight Hall on the church grounds. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to LaSalle High School, c/o Margaret Roman Memorial Scholarship Fund, 3880 Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107.