Virginia M. Romero: 1928-2012 |

Virginia M. Romero: 1928-2012

Virginia M. Romero


Virginia M. Romero came into this world on August 3, 1928 to Edwardo and Adelaisa Torres in Chacon, N.M. She had three sisters and four brothers. She had fond memories of living in the mountains near her grandparents with many friends and cousins, sweeping the dirt floor, shaking the rugs her grandma would weave, carding the wool from the sheep, and helping her in the garden. Virginia would talk of the local lady doctor getting on a horse riding in a snow storm to deliver a baby, talked of kids getting up, wrapping themselves in blankets and going outside and sitting around eating chicos.

Virginia met the love of her life Mike Romero. They met at a local dance and it was love at first sight. Virginia would wait for Mike to ride by on his horse when going fishing. In the beginning they would meet in secret. Their first date was a long walk followed by many more for two to three years. In June 1946 Mike asked Virginia’s Mom for her hand in marriage. On Aug. 7 they were married in Holman, N.M. Driving to the reception a dark rain cloud burst and the roads were barely passable. The car got stuck in the muddy roads and they thought the reception would have to be canceled. In April of 1948 they began their family.

Virginia was Dr. Quinn to her family. Remedies were sage tea, cod liver oil and a drink made from boiled onions. Virginia loved to cook and when you walked in the house it would smell of hot bread, cookies, and a pot of beans.

Mike and Virginia had six children: Phill, Thresea, Mike, Carol, Rita and Lee. They had 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Mike and her daughter, Carol. The Rivera’s are their adopted family: Anita, Julie, Teresa, and Jonathan. On June 1, 2012 Virginia left this life to start a new one with Mike, Carol and all of her friends in Heaven.