Joseph Romero, longtime Minturn resident, has died |

Joseph Romero, longtime Minturn resident, has died

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Joseph Romero

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ” Joseph Vincent Romero, 71, of Colorado Springs, died Thursday at Sunny Vista Living Center after battling cancer.

Romero was born in Gilman, and was a longtime resident of Minturn. He retired from the Climax Mine in 1987.

Romero also served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, of which he was a former exalted ruler in Salida.

Romero loved spending time with his family, and playing bingo with his wife.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Candy Romero; mother Celia Montoya; daughters Celia Montoya and Patricia Romero (Chris); son Joseph Vincent (Bertha) Romero Jr.; stepdaughters include Eileen (Andy) Herrera, Betty (Henry) Medina, Joann (Tito) Vigil and Niva (Jerry) Medina; stepsons Lawrence Archuleta and Felix (Nadine) Archuleta; sisters include Laura (Frank) Arellano, Myra (Eugene) Gonzales and Tomasita (Dan) Cohrs; brothers Charlie (Connie) Romero, Manual (Paulette) Montoya, and Henry Montoya; and including numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father Jose Vincent Romero, Sr., and his stepson Raymond Archuleta.

A viewing service was held today in Colorado Springs. A service will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at Grace Fellowship 9210 W 2nd Ave., in Lakewood. Burial will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery 4400 W Kenyon Ave., Denver.

Honorary Pallbearers are Jimmy Medina, Willie Archuleta, and Brandon Joseph Medina. Pallbearers are Jerome, Jeremy, and James Medina, Joseph and Dominic Archuleta, and Raymond Vigil.

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