February 2, 1944 - September 17, 2011
Though you canít see or touch me,
Iíll be near.
And if you listen with your heart,
youíll hear all my love around you,
soft and clear.
A prayer service is scheduled for 7:00 pm, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel for Gilbert Romero, 67, who passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011 in Roswell. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dick Montoya of the Upper Room Church officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Gilbert was born February 2, 1944 in Carrizozo, NM to Victor and Tillie Guebara Romero. Both parents preceded him in death, as well as one brother, Julian Romero, and four grandchildren, Johnathan Ledesma Page, Jessie Ray Morales, Elizabeth Lucero, and Alfonso Gamboa Jr. and his in-laws Consuelo Samario, Florentino Samario.
Gilbert is survived by his wife, Cruz Romero of Roswell; sons Gilbert Romero Jr. and partner April Sosa of Roswell, Ernie Page and wife Billie of Texas, Curtis Page and wife Lucille of Clovis, NM, Roy Page and partner Kathy of Roswell, Andrew Page of Roswell; daughters Ruby Anchondo and husband Andrew of Roswell, Roseann Sedillo and husband Orlando of Roswell, Patricia Page and partner Gerardo Ceballos of Roswell, Connie Page of Roswell, Yolanda Page and partner Manuel Valdez of Roswell; sister Susie Gonzales and husband Juan of Alamogordo, NM; granddaughter raised by Mr. and Mrs. Romero, La Donna Romero, other grandchildren Georgie, Cruz, Petra, Raymond Gonzales, Sonya, Ernie Page, Allan, Jennifer, Andrea, Tammy, Curtis Jr. Page, Melissa Monica, Melanie, Michelle, Marisa Page, Missy, Carrie Morales, Shantilly Page, Angela Espinoza, Rena, Elizabeth Salcido, Jessica, Julian Romero, Jenavie Gamboa, Ladonna Romero, Ashley George Jr. Jaramillo, Ricky Ray Romero , Eric, Roy, Andrew, Timothy Page and Santana Najar, as well as numerous great grand children.
Gilbert was a lifelong resident of Roswell and a Christian. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, taking care of his flowers and garden, and going to the casino. He loved to visit with neighbors and family and loved life and all of his family and friends.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Ricky Romero, George Jaramillo, Julian Romero, Roy Page Jr., Andrew Page Jr., Eric Page, Timothy Page, Seth Page, Chris Lujan, and Marty Lujan. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Page Sr., Ernie Page, Curtis Page, Andrew Page Sr., Orlando Sedillo, Andrew Anchondo, Gerardo Ceballos, Danny Bigas and Daniel Sisneros.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com
You raised us as your children,
You loved us as a Dad;
You taught us things in life weíll carry in our hearts.
For you are our Dad.
The Page Children
Remembering You, My Love
should you go first
and I remain to walk the road alone
Iíll live in memoryís garden dear
with happy thoughts weíve known.
In spring Iíll wait for roses red,
when fades the lilacs blue.
In Autumn when the brown leaves fall
Iíll catch a glimpse of you.
Should you go first
and I remain for battles to be fought,
each thing youíve touched along the way
will be a hallowed spot.
Iíll hear your voice, Iíll see your smile,
though blindly I may grope.
The memory of your helping hand
will buoy me on with hope.
should you go first
and I remain to finish with this scroll,
no lengthening shadows will creep in
to make this life seem droll.
Weíve known so much happiness,
weíve had our cup of joy,
and memory is one gift of God
that death cannot destroy.
should you go first
and I remain, one thing Iíd have to do;
Walk slowly down that long, long road
for soon Iíll follow you.
I want to know each step you take-
that I may walk the same.
For some day down that lonely road
Iíll hear you call my name.