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Ernestina Martinez Romero

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


  • Beatriz Calleros Posted January 7, 2020 12:00 PM

    Thats was very beautiful…. Your nana lived a long life and will most definitely be missed .
    My heart aches for the Familia Romero also my deepest condolences with sympathy alwayes… My the Lord shine above the family walk & guide you all threw this hard time to lay MRS.ROMETO TO REST… MY PRAYERS AND LOVE

  • Alicia Romero Posted January 7, 2020 12:01 PM

    RIP I will miss you dearly, but your not suffering no more. Now you’re dancing in the sky with my Dad no more Pain and no more working. Love you so much Mama missing you so much Till we meet again my Beautiful Mama Give Dad a kiss for me,

  • Cynthia Gastelum Posted January 7, 2020 12:18 PM

    Bianca and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Nana is now with the love of her life and watching over you and Camilla. I continue to keep you all in my prayers.

  • amber holmes Posted January 7, 2020 12:49 PM

    though I never met her I felt like she would have made an impact n my life. thank you Natalia for sharing your nana with me. heaven has an amazing angel.

  • Bianca Romero Posted January 7, 2020 12:54 PM

    My Beautiful Nana how are we going to live life without you I love you and miss you so much already when you passed you took a huge part of my heart with you thank you for all the beautiful memories until we meet again I know you are enjoying your time up there with Tata

  • Anthony Romero Posted January 7, 2020 1:28 PM

    The love of my life my beautiful nana you raised me as your own it made my day talking to you on the phone or the big hugs we shared at times people were jealous of the relationship we had I couldn’t describe it because I’ve loved you from the day i opened my eyes till the day you closed yours one day we will be dancing together again and celebrating with tata Manuel and gogo things are gonna be rough I think this is going to be the biggest test in life is too keep on living without you.Love you so much Nana,Mom my partner in crime☝️☝️☝️☝️till were together again

  • Michelle Lara Posted January 7, 2020 6:24 PM

    My condolences to tha Romero family my heart is wit u and ur family….. Ur nana was a beautiful person….

  • Nicolas Noriega Posted January 8, 2020 6:47 AM

    My condolences to the family, she was an amazing person, genuine and kind. My heart goes out to the Romero’s I know this loss is heavy on you, may god bless you and your familia in these tough times.

  • Irene Marquez Posted January 8, 2020 9:45 AM

    God bless you Ernestina – May you enjoy dancing in the sky with your husband Joe for infinity! Rest in Heaven to one of the most honorable women I have ever crossed paths with. Chandler has lost a legend. My prayers go out to the Romero family for the loss of a truly amazing Matriarch.

  • Angelica Martinez Posted January 8, 2020 7:18 PM

    My beautiful Tia, you will truly be missed. You were such a strong, vibrant and beautiful woman. You and my tio raised a strong family and I know your loss weighs heavy on all of them but thanks to the strong example you both set they have each other to lean on during this difficult time. May you rest and peace and at least now you are reunited with my tio. My condolences to the entire Romero family. Sending my thoughts and prayers. Hugs. May god bless you all.

  • Gayle Posted January 10, 2020 6:43 AM

    Bless the Romero family during the loss of their mother she was a rock for her children and grandchildren. There are so many that will miss her but remember she is in heaven with her husband. She gifted you with celebrating the holidays, and her birthday. Cherish those memories! Many blessings to you all!. She is smiling down on each of you. Rest In Peace you beautiful woman!

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