Kenneth V. Romero, 60, born on February 18, 1963, currently a resident of Hernandez, formerly of Cordova, passed away peacefully after a illness surrounded by family at home on March 15, 2023.
He was proceeded in death by his paternal grandparents Adonelia and Victor Romero; maternal grandparents Leandro and Juanita Padilla; brother Joey Romero; stepdaughter Stef Martinez, and cousin Leroy Romero. Kenneth comes from a large, loving and supportive family who will miss him dearly.
Kenneth worked for the Espanola Highway Department, Rio Arriba County as a semi-truck driver and Nambe Mills. Kenneth had many hobbies that included going to the casino and modifying and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He stayed busy outdoors with projects such as hauling wood and working on vehicles.
He liked spending time with his parents, calling them on the phone or just visiting and making sure they were fine. He also shared many precious and countless moments with his loving companion of 19 years, his stepchildren and step grandchildren. His favorite past time was enjoying building a bond between “pompo” and grandson. They enjoyed playing video games, going for rides, fishing, and buying tools to work on various jobs. Kenneth always made time for his daughter, whether it was phone calls making sure she was invited to dinner. He never failed to show his love for her or for the relationship they shared as father and daughter.
Kenneth is survived by his only daughter Carmelita Borrego (Andres); his grandson Ezraniah Borrego; his loving companion Flora Maestas; his beloved dog Firetruck; parents Joe and Betty Romero; sister Andrenette Romero; his stepchildren Valerie Romero (Fabian); Jonathan Martinez (Heather); Adam Martinez (Destinee); step grandchildren Martin Gracia (Crissy), Jordan Gracia (Katelyn), Kaitlyn, Jerome, Fabian, Isaac Romero; Ashlyn, Kassidy, Raquee Martinez. His nieces Ashley Lora McCall; Shantell Boylan (Adam); Kylee and Alanni Boylan; his nephew Tristian Maestas; great nephew Emmanuel Segovia as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023, at 6:00 pm at the Sangre de Cristo Chapel at DeVargas Funeral Home in Espanola, NM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Santa Cruz de la Canada Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, NM, on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 11:00 am, with the Burial to follow at the Cordova Catholic Cemetery in Cordova, NM.
Pallbearers: Ezraniah Borrego, Jonathan Martinez, Adam Martinez, Martin and Jordan Gracia, and Emery Martinez.
Honorary Pallbearers: George Maestas, Billy Medina, Anthony Viarreal, Harold Vigil, Jr., Fabian and Jerome Romero, Carlitos Martinez, Margaret Gonzales, and Rodney Gallegos.
The family of Kenneth Romero has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley. www.devargasfuneral.com (505) 747-7477