Teresa “Terri” Elizabeth Romero Jamero, 74, a second generation Filipino and Northern California native, died April 2 after a lengthy illness in a Modesto hospital near her home in Atwater, Calif.
Many who knew Terri Jamero considered her to be the conscience of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS). She served in the organization’s president’s cabinet (1984–1985), as the national treasurer (1984–1988), and as the national vice president (1988–1990). She also served two terms as the national president (1990–1994).
She remained a national president emerita.
Jamero and her family lived in Seattle for 17 years, where she was a long-time moderator for the Filipino Youth Activities (FYA) and served as president of the FYA board of directors (1984–1985).
Services for Jamero were held on April 13 and 14. The first service was held at the Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home and the second service was held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, both in Atwater.
Terri Jamero is survived by her husband, Peter Madelo Jamero, her six adult children, and 15 grandchildren. (end)