Lourdes P. Romero, age 86 of Santa Fe, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday January the 6th, The Feast of the Epiphany. She was born to the late Prescilliano and Epimenia Salazar on June 26th 1935 in Youngsville, N.M.
Lourdes was preceded in death by her parents, Prescilliano and Epimenia Salazar, her husband Gilbert Max Romero, and her son Robert Albert Romero; Grand Children: Ivan Trujillo, and Alfred Espinosa; Sons in Law: Jerry Gallegos and Jimmy Paul Gonzales; Siblings: Vita and Manuel Maestas, Rose and husband Santiago Gallegos, Pres Salazar, Sara and husband Gilbert Ortiz; Father and Mother In Law: Maximilliano and Fulgencia Romero; Brothers in Law: Fermin and Roman Romero; Sisters in Law: Josephine Halligan, Aurora and husband Thomas C De Baca, Josie Romero and Corina Cochetiere.
As a young girl she grew up on the ranch in Youngsville where she was always involved in helping her father and mother tend to the needs of their ranch, and attended school where she loved to play basketball, softball, and volleyball. As the years passed her family moved to Santa Fe, N.M. where she met the love of her life. Love struck, and so began a lifetime of adventure. Lourdes was married to the late Gilbert Max Romero of Santa Fe in 1955 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Santa Fe, N.M. Lourdes and Gilbert were married for 45 happy years and raised seven children. As her life continued to evolve, she had various jobs, but her most rewarding was raising her children, and what an amazing job she did.
Lourdes loved to travel, and she did so to many places which include The Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and Alaska. She made many pilgrimages to Spain, France, Portugal, Rome and Mexico City where she was a part of the group that brought back the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, that now stands in front of The Santuario of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She had the most wonderful and devout faith and love for Our Father in Heaven which prompted her to join The Altar Society and lead the daily morning Rosary before mass, and was also a member of the Sagrada Familia of Our Lady of Guadalupe and La Celadora of the Coro del Sagrado Corazón. In addition, she was an avid adorer of Perpetual Adoration since its founding. She loved nature and being outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and time spent on her ranch with her husband, children and other family members. She enjoyed her time spent at the casino and was in many bowling leagues throughout her life.
Lourdes was a "beautiful" amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be deeply missed and always remembered. She is survived by her six children Maxine and husband Edwin Chavez, Gilbert Romero and Pam Bowker, Loretta Romero, Ricardo and wife Merna Romero, Darlene and husband Derrick Chee, Claudine and husband Chip Collignon. Grandchildren: Jayme and husband Ed Saxon, Paul and Vickie Gonzales, Jerome Gallegos, Ginger Espinosa, Candice and husband Adam Alhanfoosh, Tamara and husband Gary Neville, Stephanie and husband Josh Duran, Eugene Chavez, Eric and wife Marianna Chavez, Mariah and husband Rafi Marmol, Derrick James and Daiden Chee and 21 Great Grandchildren. Siblings: Sally and husband Ricardo Puell, Cresencio and wife Pauline Salazar, Joe and wife Jennie Salazar, Olivia and husband Mike Gonzales, and Dennis and wife Berna Salazar. Sisters in law: Helen Salazar, and Dora and husband Walt Barton. Brother-in-law: Anthony M Romero, and many more family and friends.
Pallbearers: Grandsons: Paul Gonzales, Jerome Gallegos, Derrick Chee Jr., Daiden Chee, Dante' Gallegos, and Lorenzo Martinez. Honorary Pallbearers: Grandsons: Michael Gallegos, Eric Chavez, Eugene Chavez, and Ryan Abeyta, Nephews: Chris Salazar and Leonard Salazar.
A recitation of the Holy Rosary will take place on Sunday January 23, 2022 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 7:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Monday January 24, 2022 at 11am and burial will take place on Tuesday January 25, 2022 at 9:45am at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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