In Memory

Darla Carpenter (Romero)

Darla Carpenter (Romero)

Darla Romero went home to be with the Lord March 18, 2019.  She was born on October 28, 1946 to John and Augusta Carpenter and was the youngest of eight children.  

Darla loved her family and will be sorely missed.  She enjoyed traveling but especially liked to spend time camping with her friends in Vallecito, Colorado. Darla was an avid reader, a Lobo fan and loyal Dallas Cowboys fan.  She worked at the front desk at Intel where she was able to greet and share a smile with so many of her friends. 

Darla was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Joe Romero. She is survived by her son, David Romero and his wife Angelica; her daughter, Robin Brown; grandson, Joshua Romero and wife DeAmbra; granddaughter, Mercedez Hernandez; great grandson, Joshua; great-granddaughter, DeAmbra; sisters, Barbara Rockefeller, Charlene Hill, Shirley Hooven, JoAnn Riley and MJ Carpenter; brothers, Norman Carpenter and wife Betty, John Carpenter and wife Erma as well as numerous nieces and nephews, lifelong friends and the new friends that cared for her at Senior Care NM and her Silver Linings hospice nurse, Samantha.

Services will be held at Albuquerque Bible Church, 320 Montano Rd NW, Albuquerque, on Monday, March 25, 2019 with viewing from 10-11 and service at 11:00. 


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03/31/19 10:11 AM #1    

Leslie Fluke

“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou

05/14/19 02:05 PM #2    

-VHS Website Admin

Posted on: Mar 28, 2019 at 7:55 pm by Dawn Higgens

Greetings to all, I got a call Monday night from Hazel Rosalie Garcia to let me know that classmate and cousin Darla Carpenter had passed away, last week; and service was on Monday. I last talked with her on her birthday last October.

So glad we had reconnected thru our reunion, and then found out we were 7th cousins. We got to spend a week here in SW Virginia exp!oring our Calloway heritage from the Revolutionary war era. Was looking forward to spending time together when I get there in May. Cherish our Jr High days, time together at church with the Reichs, and our adult lives.

My best to all our classmates and friends!


Comments on Dawns Posting:

Ray Gere

Darla was with us from first grade at Ranchos. I too was glad to reconnect with her at the 50th-- she IS a sweetheart, forever. Condolences to all of us.

Mar 29, 2019 at 10:08 am 


Sally Waldorf Perea

So sorry to hear about Darla's passing

Mar 29, 2019 at 11:20 am 


Jay Powelson

So sorry to hear about Darla.

Mar 29, 2019 at 12:30 pm · Reply


Katherine Zachary Lowry

Sorry to hear about Darla. Dawn, I'm glad that you got to reconnect. at the reunion; I also enjoyed my visit with her. My heart drops each time one of us goes.

Mar 30, 2019 at 7:14 pm · Reply


Carolyn Bowra Brasch

So sorry to hear of Darla's passing. It is a reminder that each of us should live life to its fullest. We are blessed.

May 10, 2019 at 2:48 pm 


Sue Warren Garley

So sorry to hear about Darla. Thanks for sharing, Dawn. I remember her from Garfield and Valley. My condolence to her family.

Mar 29, 2019 at 8:25 am 



Donna Finke Balduini

So sorry to hear about Darla’s passing. She was a very nice person. Hugs and prayers!

Mar 29, 2019 at 9:42am


05/15/19 11:05 AM #3    

Shari Weichman (Croker)

Very sad to hear when one of our dear classmates passes.   Rest in Peace, Darla.


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