Tilio Jimmy Romero, Jr. age 72, a resident of Ranchos de Taos, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family December 14, 2022.
He was preceded in death by his parents Tilio & Pacifica Romero; sister Doris Romero Herrera; in-laws Billy & Vivian Sanchez; plus other loving relatives.
Jimmy proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed by the State of New Mexico Environment Department, for many years, where he retired. Jimmy was an amazing and loving father, grandfather, brother and friend. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. Among his many talents he loved to make furniture, draw, paint and carve. He was the first taxidermist in Santa Fe, NM where he owned and operated Jimmy’s Taxidermy for over 25 years.
He is survived by his daughters Nina Ulibarri (Antonio) and Reyna Romero; grandchildren Antonio Ulibarri (Venessa), Andres Ulibarri and Aneesa Ulibarri; great-grandchildren Adriano Ulibarri and Alyviah Ulibarri; siblings Diana R. Taylor (Jim), Ruby Mondragon (Uvaldo) and Bobby Romero (Kathy); brother-in-law Leroy Herrera (Doris); mother of his daughters Margaret Romero; in-laws Patricia Sanchez and Cecilia Garcia, plus many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Rosary will be recited on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 6pm at San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church, Ranchos de Taos, NM. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 30, 2022 at 10:00am at St. Anne Parish in Santa Fe, NM. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30am.
The family of Tilio Jimmy Romero, Jr. has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 866-657-4019 www.devargastaos.com