Cover photo for Severiano Romero's Obituary

Severiano Romero

d. February 11, 2024

SEVERIANO ROMERO from La Mesilla, New Mexico, also known to many by Seven or Seff, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 11, 2024.  He was born on December 18th, 1944, to Carpio M. and Carmelita Vigil Romero.  At the age of 79, Severiano went home to be with the Lord surrounded by close family.  Severiano was the second oldest of the family of nine children. 

Severiano was preceded in death by his parents, Carpio & Carmelita Romero; son, Marc Romero; sisters, Arabella Martinez (Abel) and Edna Dominguez (Richard). Brothers, Tobias, Barney, Bobby, and Rodney Romero; and nephews; David, and Toby Jr. Romero, and Johnny and Ronnie Martinez, Johnny Martinez. Father and mother-in-Law, Leonard and Opal Norris, and brother-in-law Tom Norris and sister-in-law Karen Norris.

Severiano is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nelda of La Mesilla; his 2 daughters, Cindy Wade and husband Eddie of La Mesilla, and Lisa Gonzales and husband Benny of Portales.  Brother, Ricky Romero and wife Debra of Truchas; sister, Janet Lopez and husband Eddie of Española; sisters-in–law, Gloria Romero of Chimayo and Vivian Romero of Ojo Sarco. Nieces and nephews; Dora Trujillo (Ernesto), Margaret Lopez (Gerald), Sarita Trujillo (Darrell), Andrea Martinez. Richard Dominguez (La Crista), Fernando Romero (Amanda), and Holly Jaramillo (Jerome). Brother-in-law Randy Norris (Betty) Sister-in-law Sharon Norris, niece Monica Rains and nephew Scott Norris, Brother-in-law Don Norris and Niece Valerie Norris. Special friend and co-worker of over 20 years, Ray Garcia, as well as many other relatives and friends.

My dad’s pride and joy, his grandchildren; Candice Romero (Ray), Matthew Wade (Amanda), Aaron (Crystal), and Devine (Alexis) Gonzales.  Great grandchildren; Ariana and Liam Gonzales; Lilianna and Chloe Wade; Marcos and Courtney Espinoza, Faith and Maia Tena. 

During Severiano’s life he touched so many lives; especially those of small children. While we were searching for photos to share with you today, it occurred to us that he was always surrounded by children in most of the pictures.  They just gravitated to him and brought him a lot of joy and happiness as well as to the kids.  

Severiano always made time to stop and talk with all who gave him the time of day at the stores or Casino.  He always shared kind words of encouragement and humor because he had a great sense of humor and always making his family and friends laugh.

Severiano worked as a Pipefitter most of his life.  As a professional Pipefitter, he worked on the Alaskan Gas Pipeline where he refined his welding abilities.  He retired from the Local Pipefitter’s Union Number 412 after 33 years in 2004 from the Los Alamos National Lab. He was a General Foreman of a team that included Foreman and welders.  These projects required extreme accuracy and precision, which was one of his most well-known skills.  Severiano would never settle for anything less than perfect. 

Although, Severiano had countless friends; his family was the most vital part of his life. 

Severiano will be greatly missed by his family and friends, and we will never forget the wonderful memories that he left us with.

A Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 11:00 am at El Buen Pastor Assembly of God at 609 Calle Rivera, Espanola, NM . 

We would like to especially thank UNM and the Neuro ICU team for being so kind and supportive. We would like to make a special mention to Dr. Farid Radmanesh of the Neuro ICU, nurses Scotty, Aran, Marie and numerous others for coming in to check on us every day they worked. 

The family of Severiano Romero has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. (505)747-7477

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