Romero, 86, longtime Red Cliff resident |

Romero, 86, longtime Red Cliff resident

Elena Romero, a longtime Red Cliff resident, died Nov. 13 in Santa Fe, N.M., at age 86.

She was born April 4, 1919.She lived in Red Cliff since the early 1940s and worked at Gasthof Gramshammer for 30 years as a housekeeping supervisor.

She retired from Pepi’s when she was 80 years old. She moved to New Mexico to be closer to her daughter.

Her husband worked at the Gilman mine. When Vail opened, Elena worked as the Short Swing dormitory lodge.

She is survived by nine children, 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were Nov. 17 in Cordova, N.M., and she was laid to rest next to her husband. A memorial service will be held on at 4 p.m., Dec. 5 at the Vail Interfaith Chapel.

Vail, Colorado

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