Antoinette Romney, cherished mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend passed away surrounded by her beloved children and siblings on Friday, March 13, 2020, at the age of 64 in Gilbert, Arizona. A private, family service will be held in her honor to celebrate her wonderful life, well-lived.
Antoinette was born September 27, 1955 to Nellie Spilsbury Romney and Irvin “Doe” Burrell Romney in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, fulfilling many roles and responsibilities throughout her lifetime. Antoinette had a firm testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and eternal families. Antoinette dedicated her life to her family. They were always her number one priority.
She graduated high school from Academia Juarez in Colonia Juarez in 1974 as salutatorian. After high school, Antoinette attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science. She moved to Mesa, Arizona in 1979 and raised her three children whom she loved and adored with all her heart. She graduated from Arizona Summit Law School with a Juris Doctorate degree in 2016. Throughout her life, Antoinette enjoyed playing tennis, basketball, and riding her horse through the beautiful countryside in Mexico. She also enjoyed musicals, playing the piano, traveling the world, following politics, and especially BYU Football.
Her greatest joys in life were her children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews. She always knew that people should come first in life and showed tender kindness to all those around her. She spent countless holidays and vacations going “Home” to Mexico to be with her most treasured people, her family.
She is survived by her three children, Melissa Lyn Schofield, Crystal Lee Gourley, Landon Schofield, two beautiful grandchildren—whom she adored with all her heart—siblings, Maurine Hoffman, Kelly Romney, Shirlee Romney, Jeneanne Brooks, Leighton Romney and countless nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Antoinette is preceded in death by her parents, siblings Lurlene Steele and Meredith Romney, and brother-in-law David Hoffman.
We love you, Mom! You have left a huge hole in our hearts and the world will never be the same without you. We will miss your kindness, beauty, laughter, smile, hugs, kisses, wisdom, and gorgeous blonde hair. You are the most amazing mother any child could ask for. You have been our biggest cheerleader in life. We will always cherish our memories of you here on earth and can’t wait until we meet again in heaven.