Harold was born in Los Angeles, California. The Romero family moved to several states and locations before finally settling in Denver. After he graduated from high school, he joined the Marine Corps to serve his country in 1961-1967 in the Vietnam War. After serving his country, he worked at various jobs including the U.S. Mint, construction, electronics, and carpentry. Harold had a passion for music, woodworking, and hobbies such as family genealogy. In his life, God and family were the most significant. He loved to tell stories and talk about politics with anyone who knew him. Harold was humorous, affectionate, and smart, and he will be remembered for his loyalty, integrity, generosity, thoughtfulness, sternness, stubbornness, and unconditional love.
Harold is survived by sisters Geraldine Romero LaCrue, Barbara Ulibarri, his children Jeanette Giron, Johnnie Madrid, Lisa Madrid, Harold, and Steven Romero, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in passing by his father Eugene, mother Caroline, sister’s Bee, and Evelyn, and brother’s Kenneth and David.