Romayne Cullen

Romayne Cullen, age 90, of Fridley, MN died Friday, January 1, 2021 at White Pine Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Romayne was born to Olof and Julia Stafney on October 31, 1930 in Hendrum, MN. She was the 5th of 5 children. She graduated from Perley High School in 1948. She then moved to Fargo, ND where she worked at the telephone company for a few years then St. Lukes Hospital for nearly 40 years.

In 1950, she and Lloyd F. Cullen were married. They lived in Fargo, ND where they raised their daughter, Connie. Lloyd died in 1980. Romayne continued to live in their home in Fargo until 2015 when her Alzheimer’s diagnosis required her transition to a memory care facility. She moved to White Pine Assisted Living and Memory Care in Fridley, MN located three blocks from her daughter’s home. She enjoyed five wonderful years of living close to her daughter and husband and with the fulfilling companionship of the loving care providers at White Pine who became her extended family. She died peacefully during her sleep.

Family friends shared memories and thoughts of Romayne’s warmth, kindness, generosity, youthful peppy self, her beautiful contagious laugh, determination, laughing and screaming with her at the Fargo drive in theater watching Elvis movies and that she was a woman of action; she was brave.

She enjoyed gardening, loved her yard in Fargo and planting flowers in the spring at White Pine. She also enjoyed both college and professional sports. She followed football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Her true passion was the love that she shared with her daughter. They were blessed with a long beautiful journey through life together.

Romayne is survived by her daughter Connie (Roger), Fridley, MN; Kristin Ottem step-grand daughter, Fargo, ND and cherished friend Peggy McMullen, Parker, CO. She was preceded in death by husband, Lloyd, and brothers, Ellsworth, David, Sheldon and Robert.

Blessed be the memory of Romayne Cullen.

A private celebration of life and interment is planned for the summer of 2021 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fargo, ND where Lloyd is buried.

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