On September 8, 1939, Arturo C. Romero was born in Bishop, Texas, to the late Inocente and Maria Corona Romero. He had three brothers and four sisters all starting their lives in Hamlin, Texas.
He would tell of times he worked from Corpus Christi, north to Abilene, trying to make the best of life and always ready for a new adventure.
In 1959, he married Dominga Ledesma and soon moved to Blanco. He worked from 1959 to 2008 at a ranch just outside Blanco. He loved the sun, the tractor, and a hard day’s work.
He always said, “There is always something to do.” In 1959, he had a daughter, Lupe, who would later marry Jesse Barrera, also of Blanco.
Lupe would come to be the only child, but would bless Arturo with five grandkids, Angel, Becky, Raquel, Diana, and Carlos.
He would be fortunate to see nine great-grandkids, all of whom spent endless days laughing with him. Any who knew Arturo felt his instant love and respect. Known for going out of his way for others, he would often help you before you knew you needed anything. Spending time with his family was always priority #1, no matter what.
After retiring, he would stay on the ranch he loved until the end. It’s hard to put his entire life on these pages, but if you want to know how awesome he was, just ask anyone who knew him. In his last days with his close friends and family, his joyful thoughts and moments shared with them filled his room with love and laughter. Until our paths cross again, he will be truly missed.
Arturo is survived by his wife, Dominga, and his daughter, Lupe Barrera. He is also survived by five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers, Fred and Joe, and three sisters, Erminia Quiroga, Amelia Romero, and Josie Ledesma.
Services for Arturo were held at St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church in Blanco at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 29, 2010. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Twin Sisters. Visitation and rosary was Sunday, March 28 at Crofts Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m. Pallbearers were Angel Barrera, Carlos Barrera, Jesus Chalico, Martin Jaimes, Jessie Welch, Philip Becham, Pedro Ledesma, Sr., Pete Ledesma, Jr., Ramiro Romero, Roberto Quiroga, Roger Barrera, Steven Ledesma, Opie Romero, Eduardo Quiroga, and Mario Chalico.