Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Better picture of Marion Y. Romney!

Oh what a great grandson can get you to do!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Reunion Pictures

Don and Diane Dixon
Marion Romney
Walter Wiest, Jennifer Wiest Christensen and Myrlene Romney Wiest
Jennifer Wiest Christensen, Laura Wiest, Bud Wiest and Scott Christensen
Landon Wiest, David Wiest, Becky Wiest and Aaron Wiest

Joe and Becky Collet with Grandchildren

Becky Collet with granddaughter, Cairo Haynes
Joe Collet with Cairo Collet Haynes (granddaughter
parents: Denise and Spencer Hayes, (living in St. George, Utah) Denise is daughter of Joe and Becky Collet; Denise is a medical assistant at Dixe Pediatrics and does all the Spanish interpreting.  Spencer owns his own business called, Employ-Ease on St. George Blvd., St. George.

Joe Collet with Cairo and Jonathan "Fox" Webb (grandson)
Jonathan (the "Fox") is the son of Rachel and Jonathan Webb, (living in Provo, Utah - Jonathan ("J.J" is attending the Masters Program at BYU) Rachel, who is the daughter of Joe and Becky Collet, is a certified court interpreter (Spanish) (Becky is Milton Romney's daughter)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Reunion Pics

The Reunion was absolutely fabulous. Thank you to everyone who put together such a wonderful day. We were the lucky beneficiaries of so much hard work. We felt a renewed sense of love and appreciation for our family.

Meeting at the cemetery:

"Come Thou Fount" on the harmonica by Ben Curtis. Loved it!
Rosy Neider

Natalie McCullough
Mike and Jamie Neider

Monday, October 6, 2008

Friday October 3, 2008 A Fabulous Memory!

How can I ever thank everyone for their contributions on Friday? I loved seeing every single person there. I felt the spirit of our forefathers and especially our grandparents Park and Vilate Lee Romney. I love you and thank you for coming and making our reunion a success! Rosemary (Rosy) Curtis Neider

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bart and Mari Wiest Family

Myrlene and Walter Wiest (left)
Bart and Mari Wiest (right)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Michael A. Neider Jr Family

Hello to all! We are Michael and Jamie Neider, son and daughter-in-law of Rosy Neider and grand children of Carrol. We were married almost two years ago and have a beautiful 6 month old baby girl, Annie (well, at least we think she's pretty cute!). She is the apple of our eyes and we just love being parents. We currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah.

We are so excited for the reunion! How fun to meet and get reacquainted with family. We feel so blessed to be surrounded by so much family and have such a wonderful ancestry. We're with Nicole - we are so appreciative of all the hard work everyone has put in to bring this all about. Can't wait to see everyone!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Meet the Nicole Neider Sargent Family

Hi! I am Nicole Neider Sargent. I am the daughter of Rosy Neider and the grand-daughter of Carrol. I am married to Nate Sargent and we have four children...with a new baby due to arrive in November. Our children are: Colt, age 12; Whitley, age 10; Brooke, age 7; and Ted, almost 4. (This picture is 2 years old, but my most current...shame on me!) We live in Heber City, Utah, and love the country here. We appreciate the efforts of all those involved in this blog, the reunion, and the book, and look forward to meeting many of you soon!

Sincerely,Nicole Sargent

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Karen Wiest Anderson Family

Hello. This is Karen Wiest Anderson's daughter-in-law and she has asked me to post a picture of our family. The picture above is one we took when we were all together last summer. Karen has 4 sons, 4 daughters, 2 daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, 4 granddaughters, one grandson and a very handsome husband. I am giving birth any second now to her 6th grandchild (we think it is a boy) and I wanted to get this posted before I go into labor.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

about 2002
Lowell, Dave
Claudia, Marion, Jill

from back to front:
Lowell, Claudia, Casey, Darron, Tiffani, Scott, Symoni.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

This is the whole family posing by the Boise River last fall. Amanda is top left, Scott top center and Blake top right. Jennifer has the red sweater on and next to her is Jin Kim our exchange student from South Korea. Adam is in the black sweat shirt, Bennett is in the blue shirt with the stripe, Aaron is in the green shirt and Howie is the brown fuzzy one with his tongue out

Christensen Family

Hi Romney Cousins,
This is Jennifer Wiest Christensen. I am Myrlene's youngest daughter. I am currently living in Boise, Idaho with my husband, Scott and our five children. Amanda is our eldest child and only daughter. We just took her to BYU two weeks ago and she is really enjoying herself already. Our next oldest is Blake and he is almost 16 and is getting his Eagle Scout award on Sunday! Phew! Adam is next and he is 13 and loves soccer. Bennett is 10 and plays the violin and football. Aaron is our youngest and is 8 years old. He loves to read and is very good at it.
We have lived in Boise for 8 years. Scott started up an Ob/Gyn practice here with another doctor in town. We have also lived in Rochester, NY, Travis AFB, California and O'Fallon, Illinois.
We are all planning to be at the reunion in October and are looking forward to seeing all of you wonderful relatives! Thanks so much to everyone who is making this all possible. We really are blessed to be part of such an amazing family!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Ashley Palmer Rasmussen Family

Ashley Palmer Rasmussen Family
(Cindy Palmer's Daughter/Beatrice Berg's Granddaughter)
Matthew 8, Will 10 Mths, Kirk, Palmer 6, Ashley
We live in the Dallas, Texas area

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Patricia Berg Wade Family

Meet the Patricia and David Wade Family

Todd and Stacy
Jeff and Danielle
Chad and Angie 
Natalie and Matt

Michael and Jill

Suzanne and Christian

Danielle (shown with 2 nieces)

David and Pat Wade
Pat passed away from cancer in 2006 and we miss her greatly but know that she is happy that the Romney's are finally getting together for a reunion!  We love you, Mom!

Beatice Romney Berg and her daughers

Pat Berg Wade, Cindy Berg Palmer, Judy Berg Merrill and Beatrice Romney Berg

Thursday, August 28, 2008

It's Dinner time! Please RSVP!

  •  Kathy Soderborg VanderVeur and Laurel Soderborg Cundick have graciously offered to provide the dinner for the reunion.  It would be very much appreciated and helpful if you could RSVP to if your family is planning on eating at the reunion.  This way she can plan for a menu and determine the price.  It will probably be around $10 a person and include a chicken dish, salad, roll and yummy dessert. 
  • You may also leave your RSVP on this blog under the comment section.  Thanks!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mike and Rosemary (Rosy) Curtis Neider

Hi cousins! I am Rosemary Curtis Neider. I am married to Michael A. Neider. I am the daughter of Carrol Romney Curtis, youngest child of Park and Vilate Lee Romney.
This is our family at our son's wedding in 2006. Back row, left to right: Kirstin Knapp, Carrol Norton, Mike and I, Curtis Boyd Neider, Heidi Neider, Nicole Sargent. Front row, left to right: Donna Neider, Jamie Jensen and Michael Neider Jr., Natalie Neider.
We live in Sandy, Utah with our youngest daughter Donna (16 yrs.) and she attends Skyline High School. Curt recently graduated from BYU and married Kelsie Neeley. Heidi graduated from the "U" and now lives with friends in Midvale, Ut. Natalie attends Utah State as a freshman. Nicole and Nate Sargent live in Heber, Utah with their soon to be 5 children. Carrol and Mike Norton live with their 5 children in Gig Harbor, WA. Kirstin and Mike Knapp live in Taylorsville with their two children. Mike and Jamie have a new baby Annie!
I want you to know that I have always loved being a "Romney".
I loved going to the cemetary on Memorial Day as cousins
and then going up the canyon for breakfast.
Grandmother Vilate Romney has always been an important part of my life.
I still remember when I was 12 years old, standing on the corner of Temple Square
and admiring the temple while I ate my first sherbet.
It was evening and the lights were on. We then went back to her apartment to sleep.
She taught me to crochet on Sunday afternoons (after she recovered from the wild
convertible ride with me through unnecesary neighborhoods.) Was she ever a good sport!
I don't remember ever hearing her complain unless
it was the sadness she felt at losing my mother at such a young age.
I honor her memory as well as those of dear aunts, uncles and cousins that have passed on.
I look forward to celebrating the lives of our grandparents with you in October.
PLEASE COME to our reunion and let me give you a hug!
Much love, Rosemary

Hooray for Israel! I have been reading the "rough draft" of the new Romney Book to be published for our reunion. Just wet your lips folks! ... It is almost unbelievable that we could descend from such remarkable people! I am honestly in awe of our heritage.

Natalie Curtis McCullough has spent countless hours working and reworking this information, making it easy to read and understand. She is always typing, typing, typing. Her daughter Megan Vilate McCullough Clayton has been at her side organizing the pictures for your enjoyment.

Marsha Romney Stratton has spent who knows how much time gathering lots of information and pictures (more than will fit in this book) and putting them on a disk. Hopefully she will make lots of copies for us to be shared at the reunion?!

Robyn Curtis Anderson is hoping you will respond quickly with your final historical drafts on the children of Park and Vilate as well as updated information on births, deaths, spellings, etc. of all descendants of these 9 children. ( (if you have questions.)

Cindy Berg Palmer will be making a directory to hand out at the reunion using the information given to Robyn.

It may seem overwhelming what YOU are asked to do, but THANK YOU! Thank you for responding with love and offers of help.

"Many hands make light work!"
"In Unity there is Strength!"

I LOVE MY COUSINS! Rosemary Curtis Neider

Friday, August 1, 2008


I thought I would introduce myself on this blog. If you read this...Introduce yourself also on the comment section.

I am Natalie Wade Griffiths.

I am Beatrice Romney Berg's Granddaughter
I am Patricia Berg Wade's Daughter
I am Matthew Griffith's wife
I am Christopher, Garrett and Madelyn's Mother

I live in The Woodlands, Texas (North of Houston)

I want to learn more about my relatives and hopefully through this blog we can become great friends.

100 Year Wedding Anniversary

100 year wedding anniversary of Park and Vilate Lee Romney, our Grandparents.  It will be held this October 3rd during 
Conference weekend starting in the morning on Friday for the older die hards and again that night.  I’m sure that some will even meet at lunch because they have stored up so much to ask their cousins.  This will be the first Romney reunion of this nature and this size in the history of the clan since Charlemagne tried to bully the Romneys in Old Romney, England(which we visited you know and got the story first hand from the town librarian).  We would like to get all of the third generation to attend(that’s us old geezers), who are now grandparents themselves, and as many fourth and fifth generation children as possible since Romneys don’t hold reunions but once a century.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Blog Time!

Do you have a blog or do your children have a blog? We want to know!!! Won't this be fun to collect all the Romney cousin blogs!

Email me your blog address so we can all get to know each other.

Do you have something to say on the blog? Email me your email address and I'll set you up as an author and you will have access to post.

Don't want to be an author but want to make a comment...just click on the comment section and type your comment. It's fun! Try it!!

Spiral Bound Family History Book

We will be putting together a book of Park and Vilate Lee and their children and other past relatives. Isn't this exciting?

Did you know that Grandpa Romney had come by train and wagon over 250 miles from Colonial Moreles to be with Grandma Romney when Lettie was born?

Did you know that Derald attended Harvard?

Did you know that George's first words were "back up tom"?

You will learn this and much more in the Park and Vilate Lee Romney Book.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Morning: 9:30 am; A gathering at the cemetery to share memories and visit with family members.
Afternoon: Some may choose to attend the temple during this time. It would be fun to do some sealings this day to remember Grandma and Grandpa. This will not be an organized event but a great idea.
Evening: 6:00 pm; Adult Dinner at 53rd South and 7th West (stake center); Program to follow.


Rosy could really use your help to pull off such a big reunion.  How can you help?  

Please contact her at 801-523-8349 or

Set up and take down tables and chairs
Table decorations
Clean up
Name tags
Chairs and signs for the cemetery
Floral arrangement

Need a Place to Stay??

Pavillion Inn
5335 College Drive (440) West
Murray Utah 

This hotel is near by to the Stake Center where the reunion will be held.  When making reservations, ask for the special Romney Rate ($10 off).  

Take 1-15 South to the 5300 South Exit