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Alfred E. Romero


1922 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Alfred E. Romero Obituary
Romero, Alfred E.



Beloved Alfred E. Romero (Coach) was born on May 15, 1922. He died peacefully on April 18, 2016.

He is preceded in death by mother, Valentina Romero.

He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 59 years, Pauline Romero; daughters, Susan, Anita, and Mary (Lee); and his son, Alfred A. and his wife Cassandra. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Judy Rogers, Angelica Maes (Vicente), Ann Branon; and brothers-in-law, Adrian, Sammy (Pam), Bobby, Henry and Adolph (Arabelle) Clouthier; numerous nieces and nephews and special cousin Albert Valdez.

He was a World War II veteran. He taught and coached for the Wagon Mound Public Schools for 35 years. He was the Region 8 basketball Coach of the Year in 1977 and 1983. He was inducted into the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor in 1991. He was the New Mexico High School Coach of the Year Class A in 1956 and 1974. During his coaching career he amassed a record of 508 wins and 258 losses. Coach Romero was a mentor to all the young men he coached and taught. He received the Highlands Cowboy Spirit Award in 2011.

After retiring from education he served as mayor of Wagon Mound for eight years. He also served on the board for La Jicarita telephone cooperative. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus as well. Public service was his way of giving back to the village he loved, Wagon Mound.

Rosary services will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Santa Clara Church in Wagon Mound, NM. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10:00 am also at the Santa Clara Church with Father C. John Brasher as Celebrant. Interment will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 11:15 am.

Pallbearers are as follows: Gilbert Armijo, Samuel Lopez, Laudente (Shunie) Quintana, Richard Herrera, Donald LeFebre and Pete Fernandez. Honorary Pallbearers are all the former Trojans and cheerleaders who played and cheered for Wagon Mound under Coach Romero.

Please visit our website: www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign the online register book.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, 600 Reynolds Avenue, Las Vegas, NM, 1-800-479-3511 or (505) 425-3511.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 21, 2016
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