Roilena, or “Aunt Nene”, as she was commonly called by those who loved her dearly, was born in Terre Haute, IN to Cecil and Katherine Caton. She was the oldest of their four children and her siblings were Keith, Kay, and Terry. Her parents moved to Costa Mesa, CA when Roilena was 21, and she joined them there. In her twenties, she married Ed Crow, who was her beloved husband. They lived in Bell, CA for many years, but eventually settled in Cabazon, CA in 1979. There Roilena and Ed managed the local water company and were involved with the local Moose Lodge. Roilena did not have any children of her own, but she is survived by many whom she was a mother to at various times in their lives. She had an open door and a welcome table to any who happened by and needed a safe and friendly place to be loved and helped along in life’s journey. She had an affinity for owls and her home housed many that she collected over the years. Eventually Cecil and Katherine moved out to Cabazon and spent their final years in her loving care. Terry, her youngest brother, fondly remembers how, in his teens, Roilena would give him a cigarette, just to then tattle to their mother and he would then get “a whippin”. Brian, her nephew, has fun memories of camping at Catfish Lake with the family, catching lots of fish. Roilena would insist on Boon’s Farm Tickled Pink of which many bottles were enjoyed together around the campfire, with laughter and good times. Roilena’s sister, Kay, shares how Roilena loved children and loved to cook. She knew how to cook anything and enjoyed having the family gathered together, especially the holidays. We are all blessed to have known and been loved by “Aunt Nene”.
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