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Samuel Troy Romero Jr.

Samuel Troy Romero, Jr., a resident of Safford entered into eternal rest Monday, February 18, 2019. Sammy was 22. Samuel Troy Romero, Jr. came into this world in a hurry on September 7, 1996. He was the first child born to Sam Romero and Tanya Howell Romero. Sammy, as he was known, was an active little boy. The first grandchild of Bud and Darlene Howell, he spent a lot of time with them. Early in his life he enjoyed going to the river fishing with his dad. Tanya worked at the family candy store, so he went to work with her. He also enjoyed spending time with his Nana Lilian Romero and Frank Bejarano. In 2001 He was joined in the family with a little brother Collin Ray Romero. Being a big brother made him happy, he loved his brother. Sammy showed a love of sports early in his life playing soccer, football and baseball. He played baseball in the city league until he was too old. Jr high found him on the football team. Sports were serious for him and he was a talented player in all sports. He became a varsity football player as a freshman and played all four years in high school. For three years he played varsity baseball as well. One year he was a varsity wrestler as well, but he realized he loved the other sports more. One of his favorite things to do was ride with his Grandpa Bud in his convertible Corvette when he picked him up after school. He enjoyed camping and hunting (rifle and archery). His first deer he was so proud of. He enjoyed being outdoors and loved hunting and scouting with his brother Zac. He enjoyed fishing at the river and going to Alpine with his Grandma Darlene. Sammy enjoyed spending time in Tucson with his Aunt Monica and cousins. After high school his talents as a home construction worker became apparent. He was a great tradesman. He always put in 110 % in everything he did. For a short time, he spent a ski season in Idaho working at a ski resort, being homesick brought him back to Thatcher. At different times in his life he lived off and on with his Grandparents, Grandma and Nana & Frank. Sammy was a loyal friend and always stuck up for anybody, even if it was something he would get in trouble for. He had a best friend, a German Shephard named “Bear”. Sammy is survived by: his mother, Tanya Garcia (Chris), of Safford; his father, Sam Romero, of Morenci; his brother, Collin Ray Romero; half-brothers, Jonathan and Mathew Romero; a brother, Zac Garcia (Ashley); his step-sister, Ashley Gentile; his maternal grandmother, Darlene Howell, of Pima; and paternal grandmother, Lillian Bejarano (Frank), of Thatcher; and his grandmother, Patsy Urrea, of Safford. He was loved dearly by his many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends. Sammy was preceded in death by: his maternal grandfather, Floyd “Bud” Howell; and his paternal grandfather, Patracinio Romero.

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Had a few good beers with this man, may i say hes respectful and outgoing.fun to be around, rest in peace man

Gabe Rodriguez Mar 28 2019 12:00 AM

Had a few good beers with this man, may i say hes respectful and outgoing.fun to be around, rest in peace man

Gabe Rodriguez Mar 28 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers for peace for the family of Sam. I am so sorry to hear of this news. You are all in my thoughts.

Karen Cornelius Mar 26 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers for peace for the family of Sam. I am so sorry to hear of this news. You are all in my thoughts.

Karen Cornelius Mar 26 2019 12:00 AM

Love and prayers for peace in this difficult time. Sam you will be greatly missed, you touched my heart as a student in my class. I will always remember your grin :hearts:

Christie Rivera Mar 22 2019 12:00 AM

Love and prayers for peace in this difficult time. Sam you will be greatly missed, you touched my heart as a student in my class. I will always remember your grin :hearts:

Christie Rivera Mar 22 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Samuel Troy Romero Jr.

JImmy & Renae Maldonado Mar 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Samuel Troy Romero Jr.

JImmy & Renae Maldonado Mar 21 2019 12:00 AM

I remember Sam in 8th grade. I was his English teacher. Man, did that boy walk around with a chip on his shoulder...(lol) .but when he smiled at something I said, my heart melted. I adored that smile and knew he was a good soul. We danced on Friday's to get into my classroom and he would always try to get out of it. But, to my surprise, he came up to me at Chris and Tanya's wedding (I believe it was this event) and asked me to dance. (He may have also asked Lori Walden too) I was in shock, and we giggled about that throughout the night. I will never forget dancing with him that night; as he always tried to get out of my dances in my classroom on Fridays.. That brought such a smile to my face and warmed my heart. You will be missed Sam. Condolences to the family and prayers that you may find peace in this tragic situation. Lots of love to you guys! Rhonda and David Sears

Rhonda Sears Mar 20 2019 12:00 AM

I remember Sam in 8th grade. I was his English teacher. Man, did that boy walk around with a chip on his shoulder...(lol) .but when he smiled at something I said, my heart melted. I adored that smile and knew he was a good soul. We danced on Friday's to get into my classroom and he would always try to get out of it. But, to my surprise, he came up to me at Chris and Tanya's wedding (I believe it was this event) and asked me to dance. (He may have also asked Lori Walden too) I was in shock, and we giggled about that throughout the night. I will never forget dancing with him that night; as he always tried to get out of my dances in my classroom on Fridays.. That brought such a smile to my face and warmed my heart. You will be missed Sam. Condolences to the family and prayers that you may find peace in this tragic situation. Lots of love to you guys! Rhonda and David Sears

Rhonda Sears Mar 20 2019 12:00 AM

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