Damacio John Romero, 74, a resident of Mineral Hill and formerly of Las Vegas, went to be with his Lord on Jan. 11, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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He was born in Chacon on March 22, 1938, to David and Telesfora Romero.
He was united in marriage on July 17, 1984, in Las Vegas to Ernestine Garcia Romero. He retired from the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute.
He is preceded in death by his parents, David and Telesfora Romero.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Ernestine Romero of the family home; children. Theresa Romero and husband Fernando Ruiz of Denver, Georgia Contreras and husband Paul of Rio Rancho, Lawrence Sanchez and wife Christine of Mineral Hill, Henry Romero and wife Pam of West Palm Beach, Fla., Paul Alfaro and wife Erica of Albuquerque, Zack Romero and wife Carmelita and Marcos Romero and wife Joelle all of Mineral Hill; 26 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brothers: Mike Romero and wife Dolores of Colorado Springs, Colo., Fulgencio Romero and wife Ruby of Las Vegas, David Romero and wife Magda of San Angelo, Texas, Robert Romero and wife Lita of Albuquerque, and William Romero of Las Vegas; sisters, Marty Arellano and husband Augustine of Los Alamos, Alice Romero Martinez and husband Manuel of Belen and Suzie Romero Chavez and special friend John of Albuquerque; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Garcia of Las Vegas, Molly Marquez, Agnes Montoya and husband Eloy of Santa Fe, Lorraine Lucero and husband Toby and Loretta Rael and husband Tom all of Las Vegas; brother-in-law, Bobby Garcia and wife Dorothy of Las Vegas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
The family would like to express a special thanks to the Cabo Lucero Rescue Team.
Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at First United Presbyterian Church 1000, Douglas Ave Las Vegas, with Pastor Nate Stafford officiating. Burial will follow at El Rito Presbyterian Cemetery in Chacon, with the following serving as casket bearers: Zack Romero, Marcos Romero, Lawrence Sanchez, David Romero, Bobby Romero, Johnny Romero, Frankie Garcia and Andrew Garcia. Serving as honorary bearers are: Mike Romero, Lencho Romero, David Romero, Jr., Bobby Romero, William Romero, Marty Arellano, Alice Martinez and Susie Romero-Chavez.
Visit Rogers Mortuary's website: www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign the online register book.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, NM, 1-800-479-3511 or 425-3511.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Jan. 16, 2013