Charles O. Romero, 89, a resident of Cordova, NM, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 surrounded by his family.
He was preceded in death by his son Adam Romero, his parents Alfredo Sr. and Beneranda Romero, his father-in-law Eduardo Salazar, mother-in-law Adelina Salazar, his brothers Fidel Romero, Acorcinio Romero, and Alfredo Romero Jr.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Ermelinda Romero. His children Patty Trujillo (Nick), Charlene Trujillo (Orlando), Clyde Romero (Veda), Larry Romero (Myrna, who he also thought of as a daughter), Mark Romero (Jessica), Joseph Romero (Crystal), Annabelle Romero, Timothy Romero, and Johnny Sandoval (Melanie). Special grandchildren who helped with his care Julie Trujillo and Isaiah Lopez. A nephew who he considered a son Steve Martinez. Sisters Oclides, Rosinia, Evila Romero, and Viola Martinez. He had 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
He retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory over 30 years ago where he was a custodian and was very proud of his work. His favorite past time was anything outdoors from tending to his vegetable garden, to his farm animals, to spending time in the mountains. But nothing brought him the most joy than spending time with his family and his dog Cody. His beautiful smile and big green eyes would shine the brightest when he was around his family. He was known as the sharpest dressed cowboy in Cordova.
Public visitation will begin on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 6:30p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home, devotional service will follow at 7:00p.m. Funeral service will take place on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. also in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home. Burial will take place at the Assembly of God cemetery in Cordova.
Honoring the family as pallbearers are: Charlie Trujillo, Michael Trujillo, Kenneth Romero, Nathan Romero, Christopher Romero, Isaiah Lopez, Steve Martinez. Honorary pallbearers are Julie Trujillo, Olivia Romero, Tyler Lopez, Eric Romero, and Cruzita Romero.
A special thank you to his nurses Marmi Martinez and Regina Catanach for caring for him.
The family of Charles Romero has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley. (505) 747.7477 www.devargasfuneral.com