Oscar Romero Jr., 22, died Tuesday July 30, 2019, in Elizabeth, Colo. He was born July 30, 1997, to Oscar and Nancy (Lopez) Romero in Dodge City.

Oscar and his family moved to Garden City when he was six months old. He attended Garden City schools and graduated from Garden City High School in 2015. In high school, he participated in debate, modern show choir, regular choir and St. Mary Catholic Church choir. He always had a melody on his lips for all to hear, as well as kind words. He was employed at APC as a machine operator. He enjoyed watching John Cena wrestle and was an avid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs.

He is survived by his parents, Oscar and Nancy Romero of the home; siblings, Denise Romero of Dodge City and Alejandra Romero of Iowa; and grandparents, Alfonso Romero & Guadalupe Alarcon and Encarnacion Lopez & Edilia Romero.

A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and a funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery. There will be no public visitation.

Memorials can be made to the Oscar Romero Jr. Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. 7th Street, Garden City, KS. Condolences may be posted to the www.garnandfuneralhomes.com website.