Published 2/25/2013 in Obituaries
Arthur Joseph Romero, 27, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at his home.
He was born Oct. 19, 1985, in Garden City to George J. and Cynthia Ann Leiker Romero.
Romero served in the U.S. Army with the 110th Mountain Division in southern Afghanistan and was involved in the largest offensive combat operation in ISAF history. He received the Purple Heart for actions during an ambush that ensured the survival of all the wounded soldiers on his vehicle.
After discharge, he returned to Garden City and was a mill operator at Brookover Ranch Feed Yard.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joan Leiker, Jose George Romero and Elsie Romero.
Survivors include his parents of Garden City; two sisters, Tessa Blood of Garden City and Jessica Joan Romero of Cherryville; a half-sister, Helen Sanchez of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a grandfather, Arthur Lee Leiker of Garden City; a girlfriend, Haddie Hooper of Garden City; and several nieces and nephews.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Church in Garden City. Friends and family are invited to a meal and reception immediately after the service at the V.F.W. building in Garden City.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Arthur Romero Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
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Rest well brother.
Posted by: Been There on 3/6/2013
My Prayers are with You
George, Cindy, Tessa & Jessica: I remember when I gave birth to Mario Martinez(Arthurs cousin)on October 13, 1984 & how much you loved him and you both so desired a son and a year later on October 19, 1985 you gave birth to Arty Jo as you used to call him! He was such a Joy to you and I cant even imagine how you are feeling at the loss of your only son. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with your loss. The memories that you have of your son will be a blessing to you as the years go by and you remember the blessing that he was when he was here with you on this earth. May God strengthen you and give you peace and comfort.Love and Prayers Laurie
Posted by: Laurie D. Fisher on 3/2/2013
Farewell dear cousin
Farewell dear cousin
Aunt Cindy, Uncle George, Tessa, Jessica, Grandpa, and Haddie
I am very sorry I could not be with you this week to celebrate Arthur's life and bid him farewell. Arthur was a wonderful son, brother, grandson, and boyfriend. His smile would go for miles. Tessa, I wish I could have seen the Wondertwins in action. I bet you and Arthur had some rockin good times.
Arthur was also a decorated veteran who protected the freedoms we enjoy everyday and sometimes take for granted. Only those that stood to his right and left in battle truly understand that part of Arthur's life. I suspect he left part of his soul in the mountains of Afghanistan.
I know you have been greeted by your family, friends, and brothers-in-arms who have gone before you.
For those of us left behind "It can't rain all the time"
May angels lead you in dear cousin
Posted by: Mindy Waggoner on 2/28/2013
A noble young man with a heart of gold . . . May he be resting now in the arms of an angel.
Posted by: Judy ( Bahena ) Wroda on 2/27/2013
R.I.P Romero (RomRom)
We are so deeply saddend to hear about what happened to a loved friend and brother in arms. He brought alot of joy and laughter to us and our hearts and are devestated to hear about this tragic loss. Our hearts go out to the family of "Artie" may he rest in peace and the family that was left behind find comfort in the thoughts and prayers of friends and loved ones. To Romero- it was my honor to serve with you!Goodbye. Love, always and forever...Angi aka Wild Child and Weiler
Posted by: Marcus and Angi Weiler on 2/27/2013
Tessa, sorry to hear about your loss. I didn't know your brother, but he was a vet. I can relate. MSgt Brandon Shultz, USAF
Posted by: Brandon on 2/27/2013
I am so sadden by your loss I cannot even put into words on how you must feel. Tessa if you need anything, you know how to get a hold of me. My prayers are with you and your family, may God bless you. You are in my prayers
Posted by: Diana Arras on 2/26/2013
I cannot even begin to say what a horrible tragedy. The family is in my prayers. Tessa should you need anything you know how to reach out to me. My prayers go out to all of Arthur's family. God Bless you. Stay strong my friend Tessa. Love the Arras family.
Posted by: Diana Arras on 2/26/2013
Bill and I are sorry for the loss of your son. You both have our love and prayers
Posted by: Mimi Herman on 2/26/2013
We were very saddened to hear of Arthurs' passing. Know that we are praying for you and your family.
Posted by: Grace and Daniel on 2/26/2013
So very very sorry Cindy.
Posted by: lisa and billy gray on 2/26/2013
Fallen but never forgotten
It was an honor to serve with you Arthur. You always had an amazing smile that lit up the room you would be in. Even when we where in country you had a way to bring the good in it all. May God cover you with his love. RIP Battle
Posted by: Melissa Aguilar on 2/25/2013
We'll miss you Arthur
Thanks for putting a little bit of magic in all of our lives. You were an amazing person and one I am glad I had the pleasure to get to know. My condolences go out to your family, Haddie and friends. You will be missed.
Posted by: Rachel on 2/25/2013
Arthur was great guy, always smiling and making jokes. The world is a darker place with him gone. My thoughts are with the family and I hope that they know that there are so many out there who's lives were better for having him in it, no matter how brief a time it may have been.
Posted by: Adam O. on 2/25/2013
We Will Miss You!!
Gonna miss your beautiful smile!! You were such a great neighbor!! May you rest peacefully in Gods arms!
Posted by: Debora Vidaurri on 2/25/2013
George,Cindy,Jessica, and Tessa,
I can't tell you how sorry Dave and I are for your loss. Arthur has found his place next to our Father in Heaven. Please know that our prayers and sympathy go out to you at this time.
Posted by: Dave and Jacquie Schwindt on 2/25/2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to Arts family, Haddie, n friends he was a nice kid. Its sad to hear this. I just pray anyone else who is post war gets the care they need. This man saved a life and so many other soldiers risk their lives we need to support them too.
Posted by: friend on 2/25/2013
Our precious nephew
Our deepest condolences to Cindy and George and all who loved Arthur. We are very proud of him and are certain he is safe with The Lord. May the perpetual light shine upon him.
Posted by: Aunt Karen and Uncle Kenny on 2/25/2013