Ernesto Romero, age 87, a lifetime resident of Mora, New Mexico passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at the Alta Vista Regional Hospital. He was born on June 30, 1924 in Mora, New Mexico to Milnor Romero and Rita Sanchez-Romero. He was united in marriage on July 17, 1973 in Mora, New Mexico to Amelia Martinez. He served in the United States Army as a Private First Class from July 1945 to July 1946 and received the Army of Occupational Medal and (Japan) Victory Ribbon. A Catholic, and a lifetime member of the St. Gertrude Church in Mora, New Mexico. He was a life member of Mora VFW. He liked listening to music and he loved to dance. In his younger years he loved to tend to his cows, and sheep. He also enjoyed planting a garden every year and loved visiting with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents: Milnor and Rita Romero; brothers: Lupe Romero, Roberto Romero, Nicko Romero, Esequiel Romero, and Milnor Romero Jr. Sisters: Irenea Garcia, Martha Martinez, Eleanor Romero, Cecilia Archuleta and Lucrecia Martinez; sisters-in-law: Mary Romero, Beatrice Romero, and Valentina Montoya. Son: Ernie Romero; daughter: Joann Romero. He is survived by his wife: Amelia M. Romero of the family home in Mora, New Mexico; daughter: Margaret Romero of Albuquerque, NM; sons: Jessie Romero and wife Marlene of Aurora, CO; Phillip Romero of Casper, Wyoming; brother: Guillermo Romero of Mora, NM; sisters-in-law: Flora Romero, and Beatrice Romero both of Albuquerque, NM; brothers-in-law: George Martinez and Louis Romero both of Oakland, CA; numerous: grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Rosary service will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the St. Gertrude Church in Mora, NM. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 10:00 am at the St. Gertrude Church in Mora, NM with Father John McHugh as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Mora Cemetery in Mora, NM with the following serving as casket bearers: Nicomedez “Jerry” Romero, Patrick Romero, Louis Martinez, Steve Martinez, Alfonso Romero, and Joseph Martinez. Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary Las Vegas, NM, 1-800-479-3511 or 505=425-3511.