Jose Ruben Romero, 1925-2010, of Red Cliff
Vail, CO Colorado
Jose Ruben Romero, 85, of Red Cliff, died Thursday.
Born April 30, 1925, in El Valle, N.M., he spent his childhood in Llano, N.M., and attended Manuel High School in New Mexico. He was employed as a miner and lived in Red Cliff for 46 years.
Romero was a veteran of the Army Airborne, where he served in the Company A 127th Engineer Battalion. He earned an Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal, the Army of Occupation Ribbon, the Japan Victory Ribbon and two Overseas Service Bars.
His hobbies included fishing and hunting. He especially loved spending time with his family and numerous friends. He enjoyed gambling in Central City and playing cards at home. He will be greatly missed by family and all his friends.
Romero was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minturn.
He is survived by his wife, Estrella Romero, of Red Cliff; sons Bobby Romero, of Westminister, Calif., Donald Romero, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Clifford Duran, of Red Cliff, and Mike Duran, of Denver; Gloria Trujillo, of Minturn, who was like a daughter; brother Candido Romero, of New Castle, Utah; sister Rose Mojico, of Kearns, Utah; granddaughters Tammy and Tiffany; grandsons Eugene, Christopher and Joseph; and great-grandchildren Ashley, Trinity and Chance.
Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Cemetery in Grand Junction.