Remembering Boogie Romero
My wife Kathee, Frank Boogie Romero’s niece, always welcomed Boogie and his family into our home in Colorado Springs. This last October he and his son Pancho stayed at our home after the CSU-Pueblo/Adams State football game. He was a joy to be around and such an inspiration. Some of his favorite quotes I remember are, “Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.” “Don’t worry, be happy!” from song of the same name. Lately he liked one of my quotes about aging lifted from a song by Don Henley of the Eagles when we would discuss people that we both knew who were ill or had passed, “It’s the cost of living and everyone pays.” Rest In Peace Boogie – You are never forgotten.
– Al Cordova
I was lucky to have known him as a student athlete at Adams as well as volunteer with him through the Elks, and Veterans organizations. He taught me the Boogie handshake as a college student, like so many others. He helped out lots of student athletes, comments include so many testifying how good of a supervisor he was for them. He’d raise the flag with little Boogie at all ASU home football games then go sit in the old stands in the upper northwest corner.
– Eric Gile
He was a true legend for the San Luis Valley and all over the country because he touched the lives of all of those students who came to Adams State. He and Dorthy were my three sons’ babysitters. To my kids they were known as Papa Boogie and grandma Dorothy. To this day they still referred to them as such. They kept a picture of my three boys above the bed. I never took it down. He will be greatly missed as he and his son were truly attached at the hip!
– Sally Lopez
Boogie represents the true spirit of Adams State. He was close friends with Adams State presidents and he and legendary coach Joe I. Vigil shared a strong bond throughout his life. We will all miss him in a way that cannot be expressed.
– Cheryl D. Lovell
President, Adams State University
“What a wonderful human being.”
– Tom Gilmore