Edna A. Romero, age 72, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at her home. She was born July 31, 1945, in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Luis and Beatrice (Castanon) Gutierrez.
Edna attended school in Denver. She married Charles Frank Romero, in 1959, in La Junta, Colorado. They divorced in 1995. Edna was a Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medical Aide, and caretaker to many. She worked in several towns in four states, including Ulysses the last 23 years. She enjoyed playing bingo and loved to go on road trips and traveled whenever she could. Edna’s family was very important to her. She enjoyed crocheting and hand made all the grandkids and great-grandkids a blanket. Edna was active at the Grant County Senior Center and was a member of Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Edna is survived by her daughters, Tina Ortiz and husband Cipriano of Turpin, Oklahoma, and Joyan Romero of Ulysses; sons, Andy Romero and wife Shannon of Edmond, Oklahoma, Arthur Romero and wife Stephanie of Millbrook, Alabama, and Chuck Romero and wife Renee of Guymon, Oklahoma; sisters, Teresa Gomez and Cecelia Gamboa both of Denver, Colorado, and Julie Retana of Wichita; 13 grandchildren, Balente Ortiz and wife Getana of Hugoton, Juan Ortiz and wife Clara, Maria Ortiz, and Nicolas Ortiz all of Turpin, Oklahoma, Christopher Romero of Hugoton, Desiree Darnell and husband Ricky of Guymon, Oklahoma, Eric Romero and wife Brenda, and Brandon Romero all of Hooker, Oklahoma, Andrea Frye and husband Richard of Portsmouth, Virginia, Aaron Romero and wife Bailey of Hooker, Oklahoma, Arthur Romero, Jr. of Guymon, Oklahoma, and Jacob Romero of Ulysses; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Edna is preceded in death by her father, Luis Gutierrez; mother, Beatrice Castanon; brothers, Luis Gutierrez, Jr. and Arthur Gutierrez; sisters, Delfina Aragon, Judy Martinez, Rachel Ramos, Lucy Fite, Francis Reyna, and Dorothy Gonzalez; and grandson, Agustine Ortiz.
Vigil and rosary service will be Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 7:00 PM at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be Monday, April 16, 2018, at 10:00 AM at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses with Reverend Peter Fernandez officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Graveside service will be at 2:00 PM at Liberal Cemetery in Liberal, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be given to Edna A. Romero Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.