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Allnutt Funeral & Cremation - Hunter

2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO

OBITUARY

Richard Joe Romero

August 7, 1937January 6, 2020

Richard “Joe” Romero, 82, went home to our father January 6, 2020. He was Born, August 7, 1937 in Peckham, Colorado, to Paul Romero and Mary Alice (Castillo) Romero. He graduated from Greeley High School in 1957. He played baseball all through middle school, high school, college and semi-pros teams, including the Cheyenne Merchants and the Greeley Grays. He was named most Valuable baseball player. He was in the Army Reserves and upon his honorable discharge, he taught baseball to little league and high school kids. On February 11, 1967 Richard married Flora Moya, the couple made their home and raised their family in Loveland. He loved the Broncos and watching the Rockies and Nuggets. He worked several years at Monfort Meats then retired from Lexmark (IBM).

He will be missed by his wife of nearly 53 years, Flora; his three children: Robin Romero, Contessa Gallegos and her husband Gilbert Gallegos and Natalie Moran-Romero and her husband, Greg Moran; five grandchildren: Samantha Romero, Jessica Gray, Joshua Romero, Ashlee Romero and Jerimiah Moran-Romero; one great-grandson, Dylan Carl; two sisters: Mary Lou Villa and Helen (Joe) Ochoa; one brother, John (Angie) Romero. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Jane Romero Martinez.

Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Allnutt Funeral Service in Loveland with Pastor Rodney Foster officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Loveland Burial Park followed by a reception at the Allnutt Reception Center. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Please visit www.AllnuttLoveland.com to share your condolences and remembrances of Mr. Romero.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Memories

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Theresa Ramos-Garcia

January 14, 2020

Uncle Joe will definitely be missed as he was an Uncle we grew up knowing very well. I pray peace and comfort for Aunt Flora, Tessa, Robin and Natalie during this very difficult time. Love to all of you. We are very sad we are unable to be with you during this time.

Love,
Theresa & Jerry Garcia

Julia and Dee Clements

January 14, 2020

Richard was a great man. We will never forget the kindness and interest he showed to our parents. God bless your family.

Peggy Freyer

January 12, 2020

What I remember about Joe. About 15 years ago my nephew Eric (my sister's Mary Jane
grandson) died in New Mexico. My niece Renee called and asked if we could help with
funeral costs. I asked all my family and friends and everybody came through, but Joe really
stood out. He asked without blinking an eye how much I needed, I said whatever you want to
give. He was very generous and gracious. I will never forget that.
Love, Peggy

Natalie Romero

January 10, 2020

Jane Mirandette

January 8, 2020

Richard was such a great guy! He would come to visit instead sending a bill! His Romero Yard Service was more than a hobby and he loved being there for his clients. He didn't waste his retirement! I truly feel that I have lost a friend. When he would stop by often he would ask for prayers for a family member. I always felt better for his visits! He is sorely missed! I am sure he is arranging the landscaping for the angels!

Larry Freyer

January 8, 2020

Joe was a great guy to be around especially talking sports, he will be missed. R.I.P. my friend.

Natalie Moran Romero

January 7, 2020

There are no words to express how wonderful my dad was. Even though it hurts not having him here I know he's playing baseball up in heaven. He loved my mom, us kids, his family and his grandkids, which he showed everyday. I love you dad and you will be in my heart forever. I miss you so much.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY