ELDORADO — Raynaldo (Ray) Romero of Eldorado died Saturday, March 6, in San Angelo. Funeral services was held Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Eldorado. Burial followed in Eldorado Cemetery.
Ray, beloved father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather was born on Jan. 6, 1943, to Jose and Louisa Romero in Eldorado, Tex. He met his wife, Betty Arispe Romero and was married on Nov. 20, 1965.
Survivors include wife Betty Romero; 3 children, son Mickey Romero and C.C. Puentez, son Joe Romero and wife Christine; a daughter, Lesa Romero; extended son Jason Stensby and family; grandchildren Mi-Ki Jasmine, Holley, and Ray Romero, Brittani, David, Samantha and Amanda Romero, and J.R. and Jadyn Martinez, a brother, Hector Romero and Sherry, a sister, Lydia Salazar, and a great-granddaughter Andi Celeste DeAnda.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Ray enjoyed his daily spins around town, drinking coffee at the local stores, as well as visiting with his friends. He loved being around for his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He took great joy in his great-granddaughter and her daily adventures. Pallbearers were J.R. Martinez, David Romero, Ray A. Romero, Nathan Jimenez, David Tirado, and Eric Estrada. Ushers will be Jorge F. Arispe and John Ray Espinosa.