“Dee has been an asset to our organization since 1985,” Martinez said, “we’ll miss her.” In honor of Rome’s service to the institution, Martinez added that there will be an all-day reception on Friday, Feb. 22, at Rio Grande’s Pagosa Springs branch, 80 Piedra Road.
Rome moved to Pagosa Springs in 1979. She joined Rio Grande Savings & Loan as a loan processor when the Pagosa Springs branch opened in 1985 and was later promoted to loan officer. She also regularly filled in as a teller when needed.
Rome said she has no immediate plans for her retirement years, but looks forward to spending time with family and friends.