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  • Honoring the Life of Crisanta Romero

    by Representative Raul Ruiz

    Posted on 2016-01-07

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    RUIZ asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. RUIZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize and honor the life of 81- year-old Crisanta Romero of Thermal, California. She passed away on January 2, 2016, but she leaves behind an extraordinary legacy.

    Cris is an inspiration. She graduated from Coachella Valley High School and knew the importance of being disciplined, never missing a single day of work at J. C. Penney for over 40 years. After retiring, she returned to work in the food industry for another 13 years.

    She still had the energy and passion to volunteer countless hours for over 30 years with nonprofit organizations like the Coachella church, library, Center for Employment Training, senior volunteer programs, senior centers, chambers of commerce, and the list goes on and on.

    She was a photojournalist for her own column, ``The Adventures of Cris.'' Mrs. Romero led the Boy Scouts of America's Helping a Boy Grow for over 20 years.

    Cris was named Riverside County's volunteer of the year in 2000, and in 2003 she was honored as the city of Coachella's Citizen of the Year.

    Her attitude toward life was admirable, her sense of community was exceptional, and her smile was irreplaceable.


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