Eugenio "Gene" Romero, 86, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at his residence in Gainesville. He was born on July 28, 1930 in Maes, New Mexico, one of thirteen children born to Pacomio and Abelina (Sena) Romero. Gene married Manuelita Baca April 27, 1953 in Trujillo, New Mexico. He was a butcher, rancher and farmer. Gene cowboyed in New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado.
He is survived by daughters, Patsy Martin of Gainesville, Diane Fisher and husband, Danny of Gainesville, June Vorhis and husband, Glen of Denton and Jean Romero of Gainesville; sons, Ray Romero and wife, Sharon of Denton and Roy Romero of Gainesville; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren ; one great-great-grandchild; He was preceded in death by his wife, parents; five children, Kelly Romero, Margaret Stevens, Polly Romero, Bernardo Romero and Andrew Romero and twelve brothers and sisters.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2nd at the VFW 3332 N. Grand Avenue in Gainesville. A Memorial Service will be held on July 8, 2017 for Gene in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Interment will be at Romero Ranch in Maes, New, Mexico.
The life of our cowboy, the storyteller who blended music with art and humor, our witty joker who could captivate by creating new words and original one-liners that made him distinctly "Geno" -- your journey here has ended, and your eternal one has begun with Our Dear Lord.
You will be missed.
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Published on January 30, 2017