Ernestina Martinez Romero
November 20th 1934 – January 3rd 2020
Ernestina Martinez Romero was born on November 20th 1934 in Sugar City, Colorado to Cathalina and Jesus Martinez.She was one of twelve children. She passed away on Jan 3rd in her home surrounded by her family.
Ernestina M. Romero and her family settled in a part of Chandler, then called Goodyear in 1950. That is where she met the love her life Joe C. Romero Sr. they were Married on Aug 9, 1952. They had 11 Children. 7 boys and 4 girls. She had 40 grandchildren, 80 great grandchildren and 29 great-great grandchildren.
Ernestina was a homemaker and was well taken care of by her husband and her family. She enjoyed listening to music and playing cards and marbles with her family. She liked to travel whenever she could there were times, she would take off by herself to visit other states. She was a very strong woman that wouldn’t take no for an answer if you told her something, she would hold you to it and she hated to be late anywhere so if you told her a time you needed to be there at that time. She enjoyed watching the price is right and her occasional casino visits.
She loved to spend the holidays with family. She had a huge family but she would make sure not to leave anyone out of the gift giving at Christmas. She will be truly missed by her family.
She was preceded in to death by her husband Joe C. Romero, Her Son Manuel M. Romero, Her Daughter Martha M. Romero, Her Great Grandson Cookie Sierra, and her parents Cathalina and Jesus Martinez.
She is survived by her Sister Rosa M. Quintero. Her Children: Joe Romero Jr, Tony Romero Sr., Jesse Romero Sr., Richard Romero Sr., Theresa Romero (Steyer), Alicia Romero, Ray Romero Sr., Christy Romero (Cantu), and Anthony Romero.
Servicing will be held on January 9th from 6-8pm for the viewing Bueler Mortuary 14 W. Hulet Dr. Chandler, AZ 85225. Mass will be held on Friday January 10th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 230 W. Galveston St. Chandler, Az 85225 at 2pm. Burial to follow at Valley of the Sun Cemetery 10940 E Chandler Heights Rd. Chandler, Az 85248