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Dorothy Romero
October 25, 1925 - Dec. 8, 2012

Dorothy Jewell Romero, 87, of Ceres, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.

Dorothy was born in Verona, Missouri. She is survived by her husband and best friend of 54 years, John M. Romero; daughter, Judy Guenther (Jeff) of Tracy; son, John Michael Romero (Sandra) of Reno, Nev.; grandson, John "J.C." Guenther (Nicole); and two great-grandchildren, Brooke and Austin.

Preceded in death by her father and mother, Walter and Flossie Henson; two sisters, Virginia Daniels and Wanda Henson; and three brothers, Eugene, Donald, and Vernon Henson all of Monett, MO.

Dorothy, fondly known as "Granny" by everyone, lived and worked for the last 54 years alongside husband, John "Poppy." Granny and Poppy first met at Chris' & Pitt's in Whittier, as a waitress and a chef. They were married, later owning Toppers Steak House in Modesto for eight years. They also catered countless events, assisted other owners to get their restaurant open, as well as worked for some of the Valley's most famous restaurants.

In 2004, Granny converted to Catholicism and became a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Modesto. She became active in the Vision Impaired Persons Support "VIPS" group as her eye sight deteriorated. VIPS was greatly helpful in improving the quality of her life and providing both the equipment and support that she needed to maintain her independence.

Recitation of the Rosary for Granny will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel with visitation to follow from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will follow at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Father Mark Wagner will be presiding. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Donations in Granny's honor can be sent to Vision Impaired Persons Support, 618 14th St, Modesto, CA 95354 (209) 522-8477.

Friends and relatives may visit online to sign the guest book and extend condolences to the family.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier


Dec. 12, 2012