Of Newport passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Newport.
Mary Ellen was born January 19, 1928 in Onamia, Minnesota to John and Bethel McTigue.
Growing up, she lived in a number of small comm-unities until the family settled in Newport, Washington.
There she met and fell in love with her husband of 49 years, Manny Romero, where they made their home together until Manny’s passing in 2003.
Mary Ellen had a full life as a homemaker, a wife and a great mother to her two children Rhonda Cordes and Rick Romero, who are forever grateful to their Mom for her lifelong commitment to their happiness and well-being.
She will also be greatly missed by her daughter-in-law Nancy Romero, her granddaughters Tami Jurgensen and Jennifer Simpson, by her grandson Christopher Simpson and by her great granddaughter Addie Jurgensen.
She instilled family values of hard work, compassion and integrity and set an incredible example for us to follow.
She also had a very creative side which she displayed in her quilting, baking and sewing talents.
She loved to travel with her family and had many opportunities to do so through the years.
Mary Ellen is also preceded in death by her brother Larry McTigue who made his family home in Huntsville, Alabama.
Her family would like to thank friends who have cared for her during her lifetime.
At her request there will be no formal memorial service.
SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME IN NEWPORT is in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at sherman-knapp.com.