Richard Romaldo Romero

February 7th, 1925July 27th, 2017

Richard R. Romero, age 92 of Lafayette passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on February 7, 1925 in Erie, where he attended school growing up. After his 18th birthday, he started working at the Imperial Coal Mine in Erie, missing only a week of work in 35+ years on the job. Richard also spent 8 years at Rocky Flats before retiring.

On December 4, 1948 he married Jennie Razo of Longmont, at the St. Cajetan Catholic Church in Denver. They lived in Lafayette , CO for 50 years before moving to Thornton in 2001. After their move to Thornton, Richard became Jennie's caregiver, along with his daughter Phyllis. Jennie passed away on October 31, 2007.

Richard’s hobbies included gardening, playing bingo, traveling, and reading. He enjoyed dancing at the steak dinners at the VFW. He will always be remembered as a very good husband who loved, cared, and provided for his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Jennie, siblings David “Dave” Romero, Eva Moya, Sosten Moya, and Orlando “Ben” Moya.

He is survived by his daughters, Linda Archuletta (Rick Martinez) of Denver, and Phyllis Ramirez of Westminster; siblings, Ernestien Vasquez of Santa Ana, CA and Madeline Munoz of Thornton; three grandchildren, Michael, Antionette, and Tina (Miguel Orta); six great-grandchildren, Angelica, Issac, Augustin, Emilio, Jacob, and Caleb.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Mine Workers of America,18354 Quantico Gateway Drive Suite 200, Triangle, VA 22172 (703) 291-2400.

 

Services

THERE WILL BE A VISITATION WITH THE FAMILY ON MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017 FROM 4:00PM TO 7:00PM AT DARRELL HOWE MORTUARY IN LAFAYETTE.

A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL WILL BE TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017, AT 10:00AM AT THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH IN LAFAYETTE.

BURIAL WILL FOLLOW IN THE LAFAYETTE CEMETERY

Cemetery

Lafayette Cemetery | Map

Location

Darrell Howe Mortuary Chapel | Map

Church

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church | Map

Condolences

I was very sad to hear about your dad, Richard. My dad, Joe Jaramillo, and your dad were workers together and we knew your family well. The Jaramillo's lived just around the corner, on Emma Street, but we knew your family well. I miss my mom/dad every day but their "memory" will never be forgotten and neither will your dad and mom's memory be forgotten. My deepest sympathies. Barbara Jaramillo Barela14