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Forrest & Aline Romero (1919-1998, 1919-2012)
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Long-time Tulsa Audubon member Aline Romero passed away on October 21, 2012. Aline (as well as her late husband Forrest) was for many decades the face of Tulsa Audubon. She was a past TAS president, and probably held just about every committee position we have at one time or another. She also served on the Friends of Oxley board for many years, and was instrumental in its success. In 2006 she left Tulsa for Wynnewood to live with her daughter, and in 2009 moved to a nursing home in Fayetteville near her son Richard.

Below after Aline's obituary are links to several existing pages on the web site with photos and other memories of Aline and Forrest.

Here are Aline and Forrest at the 60th Anniversary Celebration for Tulsa Audubon in 1995.



Vera Aline Bennett Romero, May 28, 1919 - October 21, 2012

Vera Aline Bennett Romero was born on May 28th, 1919 in Thatcher Idaho to Calvin and Mabel Johnson Bennett. She was the second of five children and lived with her family at Meadow Vale Stock Farm. The family moved to Logan Utah when she was in her teens and she followed in the family tradition by attending Utah Agriculture and Business College. There she met Forrest Romero. After graduation she was a teacher at Grantsville, Utah. December 27, 1941 Aline and Forrest Romero were married. They raised five children.

Prior to moving to Wynnewood, she was active in Tulsa Audubon, Oxley Nature center, and many volunteer organizations.

Aline is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Calvin Loree 'Bub' Bennett, sisters, Joyce Bennett and Jean Bruner, Son Walter David Romero and husband Forrest Romero. She is survived by her sister Laverna Drummond Long and sister-in-law Joyce Panter Bennett. Surviving children are Phillip Romero and wife Susan, Richard Romero and wife Regina, Barbara Perry and husband Dean and Beverly Rudiger and husband Chris. Grand-children are Anna Romero, Meredith (and Lance) Looney, Matthew (and Heather) Romero Quinci Romero & Yurgun, Jacqui (and Chris) Walker, Colin Romero, Jenn Rudiger, Amy (and Brandon) Mauldin. Step Grand-child Lena (and Eric) Freienmuth. Great Grand children , Jackson and Austin Looney, Christopher and Bradley Walker, Kevin and William Mauldin. Elliot Romero. Step great grand children Alexis and Kidmon Walker.

Aline will lie in state 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Ninde Brookside Funeral Home. Her funeral service is 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel where she will be interred following the service.

Here's an old Tulsa Tribune article about Aline and Forrest:



Aline was also recognized at our 70th anniversary meeting in 2005, prior to her moving to Wynnewood. These links have many photos of Aline & Forrest:

May 2008 - Aline with her great-grandchildren in Wynnewood


January 2006 - Aline Romero moves to Wynnewood

Aline Romero has moved to live with her daughter in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. She will be missed here in Tulsa, but has her binoculars and plans to keep up with the birds there - and says she will keep us posted on migrants! Aline's mailing address is

c/o Bev Rudiger
Box 336
Wynnewood, OK, 73098

She and husband Forrest Romero were both president of TAS twice, and Aline has been on every committee at least once - and led the Tuesday Morning Birders for about 12 years. I know she would appreciate hearing from TAS  friends.

Laurel Upshaw





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