Mary Ann Romine

1925 - 2012

COLLEGE PLACE — Mary Ann Romine, 87, passed away Sept. 10, 2012, at Regency at The Park, 420 S.E. Myra Road. Mary Ann was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Prescott, to James H. and Alice L. Stovall LeVan. She graduated from Prescott High School in 1943. In October 1945, she and William Bender were married in Walla Walla. They divorced in February 1967.

Mary Ann worked as a bookkeeper for auto dealerships in the Portland area. In August of 1972, she and Jim Romine were married, and they later divorced. She was a Bridge player, loved to travel and had a close group of longtime friends she enjoyed in her activities.

Mary Ann is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Merrikay and Ron Locati of Walla Walla; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Kristi Bender of Edmonds, Wash., and Bob and Karen Bender of Portland; her sister, Allie M. Sandstrom, also of Edmonds; five grandchildren, Ryan Tennent, formerly of Walla Walla, Shannon and Tom Bender, Christopher and Erin Bender; and one great-grandson, Jacob Tennent. She was preceded in death by her brother, Billy LeVan; and one granddaughter, Jennifer Tennent.

A private celebration of her life will be held by her family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Prescott High School Alumni through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
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