Roma Eileen Wuolle 72, passed away February 16th, 2019 at The Hospice House of North Idaho surrounded by family and friends.
Roma was born on August 7, 1946 to Ryle and Roma Harkness in Bremerton, WA. She grew up the daughter of a teamster, but lost her father at the young age of nine. Roma with her mother later moved to Northern Idaho where she attended school in Kingston, and then attended beauty school.
Roma had several careers throughout her life, including working for the City of Lordsburg, NM, working for a saw mill in Coeur d’Alene, working for Sunshine Minting, and many years of bartending. Roma leased Watson’s Resort for many years. She then leased the Kings Inn, and eventually purchased it.
Roma had one son, and four daughters from her first marriage, and then gained two more sons when she met and married the love of her life, Mike Wuolle.
Over the years Roma had many hobbies. She sold Beeline, Avon, and Tupperware. She found a love for fast cars, and used to race stock cars. Roma enjoyed the demolition derbies, and rafting. Roma loved to spend time in her yard with her beautiful flowers. Roma enjoyed cooking and baking. She was famous for her amazing sugar cookies, cinnamon rolls, and apple pies. Roma enjoyed traveling, and movies with her friends. She also loved to go “shopping, shopping, shopping” at her favorite “junk stores”. Roma loved to spend time with her family and friends, and found so much love and joy in her little yorkie dogs. Roma thoroughly enjoyed giving to people, and making people feel loved.
If you are one of the many many people that knew and loved Roma, you knew that she loved you back.
Roma is survived by her husband Mike Wuolle of the family home in Cataldo; Children Philip S. Griner of Cataldo, Kimberly (John) Orsburn of Kellogg, Sheridan (Rob) Griner of Spokane, Sara (Jeremy) Orton of Spokane, Vonnie (Heath) Schillereff of Kellogg, Jason (Jen) Wuolle of Rock Springs, WY; Brothers Steve (Terrie) Critchfield, Mike (Michael) Critchfield; Grandchildren Heather, Jerad, Jesselyn, Donnevyn, Devin, Christopher, Casey, Daman, Austin, Skylar, Dakota, Ashlyn, Allysen, Kaden, Brielle, Noah, Dani, Isabella, Austin, Tyler, Megan, Jordan, Lexi, LJ, Mason, Damian, and Winter; Great grandchildren Stacy, Audri, Claire, Gabe, Jaxon, Mayliana, Mercedes, Arayah, Briah, Brady, Kacie, Ella, and Ava.
Roma was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Lounalee, David, Harry, and Danny Harkness, son Nick Wuolle, and grandson Deven Shultz.
A funeral service is planned for March 23, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Mountain View Congregational Church, 525 W Cameron Ave. Kellogg, ID. Please join us after the service for a potluck lunch at the Kellogg Steelworkers Hall, 110 N Hill Street Kellogg, ID. There will also be drinks at Roma’s Kings Inn for anybody that wants to join us out there following lunch.
In lieu of donations, please send to Cancer Care Northwest. They were amazing to Roma, and she called them “her girls”.