|Ronnie Lomas (left) was half
of a Pageantry Productions, a tradition of parades and events
productions in cities
throughout California and elsewhere. She passed away in Jan. 2009..
Ronnie Lomas was a gracious
lady who always wore a smile. The room was aglow when Veronica
entered, nicely dressed, hair manicured and nails always looking
Lomas loved life and she
especially loved a parade. For decades, she worked with her
husband/partner in the Pageantry Productions business, producing
parades, festivals and special events with some happening on the
same day, no less.
Known to those who have
planned and produced the 4th of July Parade in Huntington Beach,
Lomas will be fondly remembered for her bright outlook, smile and
helping hand in making each year's parade seem easy and fun. A real
professional, even when Lomas became ill, the show carried on, and
she often attended meetings when she felt up to it.
In 2007, Lomas was chosen as
2007 Bill Gallienne Award winner. The award honors an individual
for their long-standing association with the Huntington Beach 4th of
July Celebration, as a volunteer, employee or consultant. The
Huntington Beach Fourth of July Executive Board announced this honor
which recognizes Ronnie, who has worked with her husband, Bill
Lomas, to produce the annual parade event for 30 years.
Veronica (Ronnie) Lomas will
be missed by the hundreds of folks who worked with her to plan
events, and by the countless millions who saw her handiwork, never
knowing about this capable woman behind the scenes who loved a
parade! See Connie Young's photos from the unique and amazing
celebration of this brave lady's life, held at her funeral and
memorial service in Westminster, Calif. in January 2009.