Heights Funeral Home


Luis Joseph Romero

August 25, 1947July 11, 2017

Luis Joseph Romero passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the age of 69. He was born August 25, 1947 in Edinberg, TX to Eulalia Tamez Garza. He was also loved by his stepfather, Julian Garza. He was preceded in death by both his mother and his stepfather. Luis is survived by his daughters Stephanie Romero and Shelley Romero Rinehart & husband Kevin; grandchildren Nicholas Romero, Brenna Rinehart, and Arden Rinehart.

Luis proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970 as an Air Traffic Controller and achieved the rank of Sergeant. He earned an Associate’s degree in Commercial Photography from the New York Institute of Photography in 1969. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelors of Arts with Honors in Photography with a Business Management minor in August 1973. He was a professional photographer and owner of Photography by Romero. He was actively involved in the Professional Photographers Guild of Houston and served as President and Chairman of the Board in 1982 and 1983. He also served as a Board member of the Texas Professional Photographers Association in 1983.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:00 am at the chapel of Heights Funeral Home, burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 22, 2017

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, July 22, 2017


Luis Joseph Romero

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Armando Chacon

July 21, 2017

A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family.

Armando Chacon
PPGH past president 1998.

The Toalsons

July 20, 2017

Prayers for your family as your father joins the other angels who have left us. Brandon, Nichole, and Alexis Toalson

Mary Ann Boudoin-Goyer

July 19, 2017

I am in shock. I just opened his website to connect with him while I'm in town to see if he still had my wedding negatives. To my utter shock I see that he passed one week ago. Oh my God! What a fabulous photographer and nice, wonderful man. I am so sorry for this loss. He was so professional at our wedding and did a superb job. My condolences to his loved ones. He will be missed.

Joanna Zimmermann

July 18, 2017

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will remember Mr. Romero as the photographer who effortlessly helped everyone relax and laugh at the Houston Chemical Association events. The photo he took of Jimmy and me is still framed in my living room. Praying for peace for you all.

Julie Perkins

July 18, 2017

Praying that y'all find peace at this time...much love

Carol Andrews

July 17, 2017

While I will be out of town, I wanted to share that Luis was so kind and sharing to me, in my early years of photography.
His mastery of the craft, with his generous heart, will always be remembered.
I am sorry for your loss.
Hugs, Carol Andrews

Stephanie Romero

July 17, 2017

Forever in our hearts....

Tamara Lyons

July 17, 2017

So sorry for this tragic loss. He was an incredible man, in my heart always.

Shelley Rinehart

July 17, 2017

Rest in peace, Daddy. I love you always!