Ben Romero

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Ben Romero, 81, a life long resident of Ocate, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andres and Rosaura Trujillo Romero; two sons, Benjie and Andy Romero; two brothers, John Romero and wife Piedad and Joe Romero and a brother-in-law, Gene Torres.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Viola Martinez Romero of Ocate; five sons, Jimmy Romero and wife Rose of Ocate, Alfred Romero and wife Connie of Mora, Robert and companion Patricia Martinez, Larry, and Joseph Romero and wife Lulu, all of Ocate; two daughters, Patsy Vigil and husband Victor of Española and Betty Martinez and husband Larry of Albuquerque; four sisters, Alice Torres of San Francisco, Calif., Nora Quintana and husband Tony of Española, Ruby Chavez and husband Seferino of Missoula, Mont., and Stella Rago of San Francisco; one daughter-in-law, Sadie Romero of Ocate, and a sister-in-law, Elsie Romero of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two special nephews, Ernie Garcia and wife Rose and Carlos Garcia and wife Gloria of San Francisco; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Ocate. The interment of his cremains has already taken place. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., Las Vegas, 1-888-525-9319.
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on June 26, 2013