Virginia Romero

Virginia Romero

On October 26, 2020, our mom, Virginia “Gigi” Romero was called home.  She passed away peacefully surrounded by her children who loved and cared for her as she took her final breath and took her place with the Lord in Heaven. Our mom was born November 26, to Fred Martinez and Elena Lucero. She grew up in Ranchos de Taos and was raised by her Tio Páte n Tia Cinda Garcia and grandma Andrellita Brito. Our mom restfully joins her parents, adoptive parents, and our dad, Walter. Her brothers; Ernie, Fito, Ruben “Niter”, and Bennie and sister in law, Josie. Her sisters; Berlie, Bertha, and Anabelle. Infant son, Billy, grandsons; Josiah and Matthew; granddaughter Nirvana and her husband, Coon (Nathan). She leaves behind her children, Richard “Kardo” (Tepreth), Emma Jean, JoAnne (Steven), Walter, Annette, Pasqual, Andrea and Marta. Grandchildren include: Mariel, Astrea, Tommy (Paula), James, Richard, Javier, Rosa, Pascualito (Leeandra), Angelina, Emilio, Daniel, Marcos, Kristofer “BooBoo” (Chelsea); 18 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. It is so amazing that she had such a big family! Over 50 with her children and their children, and their children….oh how blessed she was! She is also survived by her brothers: Robert (Bea), Leroy (Muriel) and Gaspar. Sisters include: Dolores (Robert), Christie (Bennie), Lillian, and Lorraine along with many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Our mom will be laid to rest on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Pacheco Cemetery. We are asking if you choose to attend, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.  And for those who are musically inclined, please bring your musical instruments and voices so we can sing and celebrate my mom’s life like she wanted us to. Thank you Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home, Taos.  To share a memory, please visit our website at

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John Fernandez

We are so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing!! She was always a wonderful person, neighbor and friend to all our family. Although I hadn’t seen her in many years I did think of her often. Growing up she was always great to us when we would be at your house playing.

She was also a great cook and she actually got me to love spaghetti!!

So our deepest and most sincere condolences to all of you. I for one will miss her!!

Love to you all from the Fernandez family!!

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