Romelia Gomez (Garcia), age 84, of Roswell, New Mexico, passed away Wednesday morning, May 8, 2019, surrounded by her family. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Romelia’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
SERVICES: A Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home Chapel, with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 PM. A Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Friday, May 10, 2019, 10:00 AM, with interment immediately following at South Park Cemetery. A reception will follow burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in the San Juan building.
Romelia was born in El Mulato, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuel and Susana Garcia on May 22, 1934. She married Fidenico R. Gomez on May 23, 1953, and together they raised six children: Sylvia, Ruben, Leticia, Susan, Raul, Maria, and two adopted children, Fidenico Jr. and Veronica.
A loving Esposa, Madre, Abuelita, Bisabuela, Amiga, and Modela A Suguir, Romelia, enjoyed attending Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church every Sunday, cooking, dancing, shopping, and going to the casino. She loved always looking her best by getting her hair and nails done regularly. She was an adamant fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Dallas Cowboys, but most of all Romelia had an enormous influence on her family’s heritage. She was the heartbeat of her family and she has left behind a lasting legacy of irreplaceable Mexican traditions that her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will cherish always.
PRECEDED: Romelia is PRECEDED in death by her husband, Fidenico R. Gomez; parents, Manuel and Susana Garcia; siblings: Celia Lara, Henry Garcia, Andres Garcia, Socorro Carrasco, Elva Madrid; son-in-law, Anthony (Ray) Martinez; and great-grandchild, Tessa Maria Anderson
SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish Romelia’s memory are her siblings: Amparo Salcido, Manuela Tavarez; children: Sylvia Lujan (Richard), Ruben Gomez (Dara), Leticia M. Martinez, Susan Madrid (Jose), Raul Gomez, Maria “Nana” De Los Santos (Chuck), Fidenico “Fiddy” Gomez (Erica), Veronica Rosales (Ivan); grandchildren: Rosalinda Solis (Gabriel), Lorena Vigil (Marty), Richard Lujan Jr. (Jessica), Isabel Herrera (Rene), Thomas Herrera, Gabriel Herrera (Mabel), Stephanie Herrera (Gilbert), Christina Cannon (Zachary), Annette Trujillo (Santos), Steven Madrid, Jose Madrid Jr., Derrick Gomez (Angie), Chelsie Stewart (Shane), Kristen Swearingen (Jeb), Trenton Merchant (Joni), Joshua Merchant (Emily); great-grandchildren: Amber Chavez (Javier), Adam Chavira (Alondra), Miguel Chavira (Jadine), Santana N. Vigil, Marty Vigil Jr., Santiago R. Herrera (Lillie), Robert C. Linares Jr., Emerale N. Cortez, Dominic Herrera, Devanie Lopez, David Montez Jr., Gilbert Rodriguez Jr., Carlos Antonio Rodriguez, Izik Herrera, Gabrial Herrera, Jordan Herrera, Fiddy Gomez Jr., Joel Sanchez, Azaleah Sanchez, Jonathon Hurtado, Ivan Rosales Jr., Raul Rosales, Brian Cannon, Jaidinn Cannon, Denhem Cannon, Jodeci Cannon, Breaunna Gomez, Mariah Trujillo, Izzaiah Trujillo, Ana Madrid, Steven Madrid Jr., Sandra Sandoval (Alejo), Kassandra Madrid, Manuel Madrid, Jeremiah Stewart, Abel Stewart, Brayden Stewart, Marrissa Gomez, Jaylien Gomez, Chael Gomez, ShaeAnne Swearingen, Riley Swearingen, Annika Swearingen, Evan Swearingen, Tristan Merchant, Mackenzie Merchant, Hailey Merchant, Caleb Merchant, Ryan Merchant, Alison Merchant; great-great-grandchildren: Jayden Chavez, Analiegh Chavez, Janell Chavez, Sofia Chavira, Emri J. De La Cerda, Emmy S. De La Cerda, Luna A. Herrera, and Sophia Sandoval.
PALLBEARERS: Honored to serve as Pallbearers are Fiddy Gomez Jr., Jonathan Hurtado, Dominic Herrera, David Montez Jr., Robert C. Linares Jr., Steven Madrid Jr., and Adam Chavira.
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Chosen to serve as Honorary Pallbearers are Rosalinda Solis, Lorena M. Vigil, Richard Lujan Jr., Derrick Gomez, Chelsie Stewart, Isabel Herrera, Thomas Herrera, Steven Madrid, Jose Madrid Jr., Fidenico Gomez Jr., Veronica Rosales, Christina Cannon, Annette Trujillo, Stephanie Herrera, and Gabriel Herrera.
A Limb has fallen
from our Family Tree
That says grieve
not for me
Remember the best times
The laughter, the song
The good life I lived
when I was strong.
Romelia’s tribute was written in her honor
by her family.