Romaine’s motto was: “Music and Love are gifts from God.”
Romaine started piano lessons in the 4th grade. During High School she played in the band and sang in the choir. She graduated from Hayden High School in 1959 and proceeded to Evangel University in Springfield, MO. Prior to graduation she sang in the choir and played in the concert band. In 1963 she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music for piano, choir and concert band.
She returned to Hayden after graduation. There she taught High School band and choir, Middle School band, and Elementary School music. Romaine taught in Hayden for 4 years. Plus, she kept busy in the community, singing, playing at weddings, funerals and was the church’s pianist at Steamboat Christian Center.
In 1967 Romaine started teaching in Steamboat at Soda Creek and Strawberry Park Elementary Schools, and Strawberry Park Middle School. Romaine taught in Steamboat for 29 years. After retiring in Steamboat Springs, she moved to Grand Junction. She missed the students so she taught private lessons and returned to the Elementary for 4 more years. That gave her 37 years of teaching music.
Romaine was known for her music programs and major productions. Her hobbies were golf, bowling and traveling. Romaine believed in helping people and always had a smile.