Jose “Joe” Cardenio Romero | Obituaries

Jose “Joe” Cardenio Romero

Jose “Joe” Cardenio Romero, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday April 30, 2021 at the George E. Wahlen veterans home in Ogden, Utah.

Joe was born on October 1, 1932 in Canjilon, New Mexico, to Fernando Romero and Pacifica Diana Baldonado Romero. As a child, he spent most of his time looking after the animals on the family farm with his brothers and sisters. He left home at a young age to work on the Colorado railroad. In 1953, Joe was inducted into the US Army and served honorably during the Korean War.

Upon completion of his service, he moved to Ogden, Utah, and began his career at Hill Air Force Base. He sold real estate part-time. During his stay in Ogden he met the love of his life, Elida Campos, and married her. They were married on October 14, 1961 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Together they started a family in Roy and have been involved in many church and civic organizations and activities. Joe and Elida were devoted to each other and remained married until their death in May 1997.

Family was everything to Joe. He loved spending time and looking after his three grandchildren. They affectionately referred to him as Papa Joe. This moniker was quickly adopted by many friends and family members.

He is survived by his children Cardy (Maureen) Romero, Michael Romero and Kristelli (Michael) Frost; his grandsons Christopher (Magdalyne) Romero, Isabella Frost and Mia Frost; and many wonderful and loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joe is preceded in death by his wife, parents, and sisters and brothers: Maria Antonia Belknap, Elizabeth Atencio, Manuel Oliver Romero, and Dennis Raymond Romero.

Viewing and funeral services are held at Myers Mortuary in Roy, Utah – 5865 South 1900 West. The tour is scheduled for Friday, May 7th, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services will take place on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 at 1 p.m. Burial at Roy City Cemetery with military honors immediately after the service.

The family is demanding that COVID 19 prevention practices be followed, including wearing masks, proper hand hygiene, and social distancing.

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