Viewing will be 4-8 PM Thursday, May 25, 2023 at the funeral home with family present to greet friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 AM Friday, May 26, 2023 at St. James the Greater Catholic Church, 4201 S. McKinley, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109 with burial to follow at Moore City Cemetery, Moore, Oklahoma.
Carla Romeo, who was known to all who loved her as Nona, peacefully left this earth to take her heavenly seat in our Lord’s Kingdom in the early morning hours May 20, 2023. She was welcomed by her father Carl, mother Minnie, son Michael, brother Carl, cousins Mary Helen, and Jesse Jr., along with many other precious family members.
Carla was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1955 to Minnie and Carl Harris. She grew up in south Oklahoma City in a home with four sisters and one brother, attending Southeast High School and graduating in 1973. Carla completed her college education at the University of Oklahoma finishing a Master’s Degree in 1993 with academic distinction. She worked several jobs in the service of others but was most proud with her work with her clients at Among Friends.
Carla established households in Norman and later in South Oklahoma City. She used her many talents to lovingly alter and construct countless clothing, decor, and costumes for her family; prepare Sunday dinners, or helping with art projects. She enjoyed art, literature, fashion, and had a vast appreciation of film.
Carla was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren taking every opportunity to ensure their success and imparting knowledge and encouraging their creativity and individuality.
We will miss her entry announcement of “Nona’s in the House” at every gathering, which demonstrated her unwavering commitment to her 1970’s roots.
She is survived by daughters, Carly Prutzman and husband, Chris of Moore, Sarah Penner and husband, Pete of Edmond; grandchildren, Kaila, Buddy, Cade, Kelsey, Kyler, and Crüe; three great grandchildren; sisters, Carol England and husband, Rick, Micki Wilkeson, Susie Zaragosa and husband, Tommy, and Renee Daxon and husband, Jim; cousins, Anthony and Paula Arevalos, Patty Zapata, JoAnne Redican, David Coffey, Danny Jimenez; Godparents, Connie and Jesse Arevalos; Goddaughter, Makila Fields, and countless cousins, nieces, and nephews, who she loved dearly.