MONTE VISTA—Jason Patrick Romero was called upon by the Angels to play in the outfield of heaven on Feb. 14, 2014.
Jason was the first-born son to Manuel J. Romero and Toni Sullivan Romero. He was born on Jan. 23, 1978 in Cheyenne, Wyo. Jason and his family moved back to Monte Vista in 1985.
He attended Monte Vista Schools graduating in 1996. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Adams State College. Jason never let any challenge or obstacle stand in his way. Jason was actively involved in his school and community graciously giving his time to children, the school system, and sports programs. He coached Babe Ruth Baseball teams, middle school basketball and baseball. He also helped tutor students at the middle school. Jason loved to watch his brother, nephew, cousins and past players participate in a wide array of athletic events. He was a member of the Monte Vista Elks Lodge, American Bowling Association and the Strohmayer Bowling Team. Jason lived to watch the Broncos, Nuggets and Rockies play. One of the highlights of Jason’s life was supporting and listening to the Gunbarrel Junction Band. Jason often helped at the San Luis Valley 4H Fair. He got pleasure from going to Stampede activities, having family dinners and playing with his puppies.
Being born with Spinal Bifida never deterred Jason’s determination as he played baseball, marched with the band and lived every day to its fullest.
Jason is survived by his parents, brother Justin (Corin) Romero, nephews Stetson and Easton Romero, maternal grandparents Harvey and Janice Sullivan, paternal grandfather Levi Romero and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jason was preceded in death by paternal grandmother Helen Romero.
Jason was an inspiration to all who knew him. He would remind all, that one determined person can make a significant difference and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history. Together with his family, friends and the community, Jason blazed a trail leaving behind a legacy. He will fondly be remembered for his honesty, integrity, compassion, tenacity and determination.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
Funeral Services will be held Friday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Monte Vista
Gymnasium. Interment will follow at the Monte Vista Cemetery. The family kindly requests family and friends dress in Denver Broncos, Monte Vista Pirates or casual attire to honor his passion. Any contributions can be made to the Jason Romero
Memorial Athletic Fund for athletes in need of assistance at Rio Grande Savings and Loan.
Arrangements are under the direction of Strohmayer’s Funeral Home.