1916 - September 26, 2009
Aniseto Romero, of Baggs, Wyo., died Sept. 26, 2009, at his home in Baggs surrounded by his loving family. He was 93.
Aniseto was born April 17, 1916, in Cordova, N.M., the son of Donecio and Juanita (Sandoval) Romero.
Aniseto moved to Wyoming at an early age and worked on the railroad in the Red Desert. Aniseto entered the U.S. Army on Dec. 21, 1942, and was discharged in January 1946.
While in the service, Aniseto was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, among other medals.
Aniseto married Margarita "Maggie" Vigil on Dec. 21, 1946, in Rock Springs, Wyo. Aniseto worked in the mine at Gilman, and they lived in Red Cliff and then as a sheepherder for various people, including Abe Stratton, Roy Spicer, Dick Boyer, Mike Nottingham, Pete Georgiou, the Visintainers and Cow Creek Sheep Company.
His family made their home in Baggs, and he would travel to the sheep camps.
Aniseto was a very religious man who loved taking care of sheep, fishing and growing potatoes.
Even after his retirement he maintained a small number of sheep of his own. He was a member of Our Lady of the Sage Catholic Church and the American Legion.
He is survived by his daughters, Elaine (Dick) Jeannerett, Charlene Butler and her companion Rowe Anderson, Gloria Slevin and her companion Butch Hauger, all of Baggs, Wyo; son Duane Romero, of Baggs, Wyo.; grandchildren Melanie (Wes) Lee, Diana (Jack) Cobb, Keith Haack, Lonnie (Christina) Jeannerett, Jenny (Scott) Palm, James (Tonya) Haack, Brandi (Jason) Carder, Barry (Melissa) Butler, Bruce (Verena) Butler, Tony Romero, Mark Romero and Erin Romero.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Lugardita Cordova, and her brothers Juan Antonio, Carpio and Desidero Romero; and his wife, Margarita.
The Rosary was recited Oct. 1, 2009, at Our Lady of The Sage Catholic Church in Baggs, followed by Mass of Christian Burial on Oct. 2, 2009, at The Little Snake River School with Fr. Sam Hayes officiating.
Cindy Palm sang "Be Not Afraid" and "How Great Thou Art," accompanied on the piano by Ann Wille.
Interment followed in the Baggs Cemetery with Military Honors by the United States Army National Guard and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265.