Calletano Benito, AKA “C.B.” Romero, 93, a lifelong resident of Espanola, was called home by our dear Lord on May 6, 2020. C.B. Romero was born to Emelecio and Anita (Montoya) Romero on December 14, 1926, in La Mesilla.
C.B is proceeded in death by his father, Emelecio & mother, Anita Romero; siblings, Daniel Romero, Encarnacion Romero, Benedito Romero, Amelia Romero, Ines Romero, Ferdinand Romero, Archie Romero, Ben Romero, Eloy Romero, Rubio Romero and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and grandparents.
C.B is survived by his children, Sandra Valdez, Jesse Romero, Angelo Romero, Pam Romero & her partner, Linette Campos; sister, Cora Maestas and multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Erica and husband, Daniel and son, Dylan Lovato, Angelica and son, Christian Martinez, Eldieanna and son, Landen Sandoval, Rocky and wife, Fran Romero & children, Devin, Dante & Shante Ortega and Gerald and children, Shaniah & Trya Lopez.
For 50+ years, C.B. was a prominent member of the Espanola Valley community and was very well known for his business sense and car dealership “Angelo’s Auto Sales”. C.B. was a witty man with a big sense of humor and a huge heart and it made him happy to help others thrive. C.B. loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and he will deeply be missed.
A private service will be held for immediate family with a burial to take place at Fairview Cemetery in Santa Fe. Due to the unfortunate circumstances of the Coronavirus, to continue to protect the health and safety of our community, public services will be announced at a later date.
Serving the family as pallbearers are Leroy Romero, Christian Martinez, Delaino Romero, Linette Campos, Daniel Lovato, and Gerald Lopez. Honorary pallbearers are Landen Sandoval, Dylan Lovato, Emelecio Leroy Romero, Ann Marcus, Sophia Sierra, David Romero, and Angela Romero.
The family of C.B. Romero has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477
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