(January 18, 2003)
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today (Thursday, Jan. 23) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lovell for John Whiting Romero Sr., 57, who died Saturday, Jan. 18 at the home of his sister-in-law, Jackie Nichols.
He died after a seven-year battle with cancer.
He was born June 13, 1945, in Albuquerque, N.M. He committed 25 years of his life to Georgia-Pacific before he was forced by illness to retire.
His hobbies were watching football and wrestling and hard work.
Survivors include his wife Ramona Romero; six children, John Romero Jr. of Lovell, Lena Alvarado of Lovell, Frances Flores and Felipe Romero, both of Loveland, Colo., Monica Long and Melinda Romero, both of Lander; four brothers, Alberto of Lovell and Jesse, Gavino and Felix of New Mexico; and 17 grandchildren.
Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell. Haskell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.