Jaime Roman Sr.

Our nation has lost another outstanding member of the greatest generation, and our family has lost a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Jaime Roman, Sr. passed away on July 16th. He passed peacefully at his home in Bryan, Texas surrounded by his loving wife of 53 years, his children, and his grandchildren.

A Life Tribute Services and Roman Catholic funeral Mass will be held at 10am, Friday July 22, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Center. Inurnment will follow in the College Station City Cemetery. Rosary will begin at 7pm and visitation will continue until 8:30pm on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in the church at St. Mary’s. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers.

Jaime was born September 1, 1926 in Masaya, Nicaragua. He immigrated to the United States in the closing months of World War II and was drafted for military duty while still a Nicaraguan citizen. In a busy year with the U.S. Navy, he obtained both his U.S. citizenship and his high school diploma. He spent the next 10 years working in the banking industry in San Francisco, with a notable year-and-a-half break to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He returned to Nicaragua for the next decade where he oversaw a 400-acre farm, growing sugar, cotton, and coffee. He subsequently purchased the farm after winning the Nicaraguan lottery. By 1971, he had received his M.B.A. from Central American Institute (INCAE) in Managua. Longing to continue his education, he then sold the farm and moved his family to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he received a second Master’s Degree in economic and social development. He subsequently moved to Texas, where he rounded out his working years as an extension agent at Texas A&M before retiring to the BCS area. He spent his retired years enjoying his large family and traveling to Latin America – always with suitcases full of clothes and supplies for those less fortunate in the villages he frequented. More than anything, Jaime lived through example: teaching his children and their children the value of hard work, faith, charity, family, dedication, and unconditional love. He will be deeply missed.

Jaime is survived by his wife of 53 years, Yelba; son Rene and his wife Diane; son Ronald and his wife Gail; son Gary and his wife Susan; son Danilo and his wife Julieta; son Jaime Jr. and his wife Miriam; daughter Thelma and her husband Jack; daughter Yelba and her husband Roy; son Gustavo and his wife Johanna; 22 grandchildren (Josue, Jocelyn, Jason, Michael, David, Carolyn, Audrey, Bridget, Thelma, Danilo Jr, Jaime III, Sara, Jacquelynn, Jack Robert Jr., Pablo, Carlos, Richard, Michael, Alex, Gustavo Jr., Johan and Joseph); 23 great-grandchildren (Mackenzie, Alex, Nick, Aidan, Asher, Isaac, Zeke, Alice, Jack, Zoe, Lydia, Alexander, Benjamin, Camila, Cecilia, Jaime IV, Rachel, Lily, Jonah, Hannah, Jack Robert III, Eleanor, and Isabella); his sister, Indiana Roman-Molina of Managua, Nicaragua; his dear cousin, Henry, and wife Ivonne; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma (1962); his parents, Alberto and Anita Roman; brothers Alberto, Carlos, and Freddy; and sisters Esperanza, Ligia, and Vilma.

The family thanks the staff at Watercrest Independent Living, the Visiting Angels, and Encompass Hospice and Home Health for the compassionate care, support, and many acts of kindness they extended to Jaime and the entire family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Nicaraguan Foundation (anf.networkforgood.com) in memory of Jaime Roman, to benefit Comedor Guadalupe, a soup kitchen for the elderly in his hometown of Jinotepe.

For more information contact 

Callawy-Jones Funeral & Cremation Centers

3001 S College Avenue
Bryan, TX 77801
United States (US)
Phone: (979) 822-3717
Email: cjones@callawayjones.com

Condolences

  1. El Señor me designó la tarea de ver morir a mis padres y luego a mis hermanos. Mi corazón parece que va a estallar de tristeza, pero la fe de que todos los que me precedieron están a su lado, me conforta y da fortaleza para seguir adelante hasta que estemos todos juntos. Descansen en La Paz del Creador.

  2. Nuestras mas sinceras condolencias a toda la familia Roman, Dios les de fortaleza , bendiciones.

  3. Dios lo reciba glorioso en su morada celestial y de paz y resignación a sus seres queridos.
    Unidos desde la distancia.

  4. Our deepest sympathy over the loss of Jaime Roman Sr. Although, we only met him once at Jaime III and Emily’s (Staff) wedding, it was abundantly clear the love he had for his family, and they for him. The Roman family will be in our thoughts and prayers and we ask the Lord to wrap you all in his loving arms and grant you the peace and love to get you through the days ahead.
    Sincerely,
    The Evancich Family
    Denver, CO
    (Emily’s Aunt and Uncle)

  5. I will love you forever and I will miss you but I’m so happy that you are in the glory of GOD AND HIS SON JESUS CHRIST AND you are United with my Loving Mother and my loving wonderful Aunts and my loving Uncles and your Mother and Father.I can say that you are all singing your favorite songs RIP MY GODFATHER

  6. Mi querido padrino:
    You will always be remembered for the exemplary man you were and how much you meant to our family. I have so many great memories of you since my childhood that will never be forgotten. You always made people laugh, had incredible stories and a remarkable ability to bring smiles to people’s faces. Your huge heart, limitless generosity, and embracing arms will never be forgotten. Te quiero mucho y que en paz descanses.

  7. Johnna te enviamos Diana Triana y Yo un abrazo fuerte deseando que vuestro corazón dolido repose en los brazos amorosos de Jesús .
    Recibe nuestro cariño desde Torreón , México .
    Kitty Nava Escobedo

  8. JESUS nos prometio vida eterna y alli esta Dn. Jaime gozando de esta promesa. Un abrazo a toda la familia, muy especial y carinosamente a Danilo, Julieta, Danilo Jr y Thelma.

  9. I am sure Heaven greets my Tio Jamie with open arms. There will be singing and dancing and laughing. There will be no pain or no sickness. He will be in great company with his brothers and sisters and my father. It will be a joyous reunion. God bless his journey.

  10. What an amazing legacy. This world is a better place because of his contributions to it. May God wrap His arms around the family and bring comfort.

  11. So very to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to your whole family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness we know you are feeling right now, but we are here for you and we are praying for you to get through this. God bless you and may the soul of your Dad rest in the everlasting peace of Christ Almighty.

  13. We are saddened to learn of a great man passing. We have know Jaime, Sr. for many years and know the love he had for his family and friends. Prayers for his family in this hour of their sorrow. Please know that he is in a better place now and we will see him again one day. Love to all his family.

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with Yelba and her family from Yolanda and Joe Dominguez in Houston, Texas.

  15. Mis sentimientos de dolor para la familia Roman, mis oraciones para que Don Jaime Descanse en la paz del Senor, dona Yelba, le mando un fuerte abrazo.

  16. No hay palabras para expresar sentimientos por la pérdida de un ser querido. Mi corazón y oraciones les acompañe en la distancia hoy y siempre, mi querida Familia Roman.

    Isabel Castro

  17. Tomare la copa de la salvacion e invocare el nombre de Dios. ” Estimada es a los ojos de Jehova la muerte de sus santos” Salmo 116:13,15

    En nombre de mis hermanos, Freddie Alberto, Luis(qepd), Norma Esperanza, Ana Soledad, Vilma Alicia y en el mio propio les acompañamos primos y tia en este momento. Les bendecimos

  18. A todos los miembros de nuestra querida familia, les acompañamos en su dolor desde Nicaragua por la pérdida de tan maravilloso ser humano, tío Jaime (QEPD), a quien tuvimos el placer de conocer y compartir tantos momentos a lo largo de nuestras vidas. Siempre serás, Jaime Román, referencia de alegría, optimismo, esfuerzo por superarnos, unión familiar, amor incondicional, humildad, solidaridad. Gracias por tus lecciones de vida. Descansa en la Paz del Señor y sigue cuidando de tu amada familia desde el cielo donde te encuentras ya junto a la Santísima Trinidad, María Santísima y toda la Corte Celestial.

  19. He recibido con mucho pesar la noticia del fallecimiento del tio Jaime Roman. Cierra sin embargo su hoja de vida habiendo cumplido con alto sentido del deber y la excelencia las responsabilidades que le tocó desempeñar en su vida: como soldado en la segunda guerra y en Corea o como banquero o administrador, alto funcionario internacional en el IICA o como académico y asesor en Texas A&M. Toda su familia lo quisimos y lo recordaremos como aquel hijo, hermano, esposo, padre amoroso, solidario y protector que siempre fue. Si la alegría y la generosidad juntas pudieran llevar un nombre de hombre, seguro llevarían el suyo.
    Tu sobrino Jaime Wheelock Roman

  20. My Sincere condolences to the whole Family.
    This is a beautiful summary of His life.
    What a special Father, Husband, Grand Father, and Great Grand Father.
    Love and Prayers,
    Cindy Rosa and Family

  21. Dear Family: My heart is heavy with news of my dear friend’s passing. He and I worked together for Texas Agricultural Extension Service from 1974 until his retirement. Jaime and his fellow Extension Specialists were the first ones to serve in Extension districts as Resource Development Specialists. Jaime was considered to be the best in our group. Please know that we send you our sincere condolences in your time of sorrow. May God give you comfort with the assurance of His holy presence.

  22. Dear Roman family,
    I worked with Jaime while I was a County Extension Agent in El Paso County in the early 70’s. He was a warm and caring person whom I enjoyed knowing. My sympathies to your or your loss. He will forever be smiling down on you. God bless you!
    Karen Vaughan

  23. Como siento la muerte de mi tio Jaime. Igualmente comparto las condolencias de mi papa, Eduardo, que por su estado no lo puede haver por si mismo. A pesar de la distancia y las circunstancias que nos llevaron a siempre vivir lejos, fue un hombre querido y respetado, y, sobre todo, alquien con quien siempre disfrutamos compartir. Nuerto mas sincero pesame.

  24. En nombre de mi familia incluyendo a mi hermano Eduardo quiero expresarles el cariño especial que siempre tuvimos por Jaime. Los acompaño en este triste momento a Yelbita, hijos y familia. Muchas bendiciones y nuestras oraciones están con ustedes

  25. En nombre de mi familia incluyendo a mi hermano Eduardo quiero expresarles el cariño especial que siempre tuvimos por mi primo Jaime. Los acompaño en este triste momento a Yelbita, hijos y familia. Muchas bendiciones y nuestras oraciones están con ustedes

  26. Familia Roman, reciban nuestro cariño en estos momentos tan dolorosos. Los acompañamos en oracion para el eterno descanso de don Jaime.

  27. The world has lost a very special man. Condolences to all of your family, Thelma and Jaime. May your father rest in eternal peace and the peace that passes all understanding be yours. Love and hugs and you and your father are in my prayers.

  28. Your Honor,

    I now understand where you get your love of education and love of life. Your father sounded like a beautiful person to be around. He would make a person leave with a smile even if their day wasn’t going good. Although I’ve never met your father, I’m fortunate to know you because I know you’re a reflection of him.

    Much love,
    Khamphay Avila

  29. My belated, but deepest condolence to Jaime Roman’s family upon his passing.

    As one of his TAMU colleagues in the late 70’s, I will not forget his important service to the TAMU ag extension service and his work to assist Nicaragua in recovering from the war at that time.

    Please pass on my condolence to his children, particularly those who studied in the TAMU Ag Econ Department.

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