Sep 16, 2012 - StaffJuan Roman of Arapahoe died at 9:14 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at his residence. He was 83 years old.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church.
Juan Roman was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Chalchihuites, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Silvano Roman and Guadalupe Mier Roman.
He was a concrete finisher who retired from Brasil and Sims to ranch full-time. He had been a local rancher since 1952. He enjoyed caring for his livestock, riding horses, visiting friends and family, watching boxing -- especially Muhammad Ali -- and hiking Moccasin Lake. He enjoyed telling stories of the old days.
He was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by sons Juan Roman Jr. of Riverton, Fernando Roman of Kinnear, Ruben Roman of Arapahoe, Robert Roman of Ethete and Antonio Roman of Arapahoe; daughters Guadalupe Pingree of Riverton, Alicia Espinosa of California and Mary Apodaca of Arlington, Va.; 37 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brothers Flavio Roman, Benieto Roman, Tedeso Ro-man and Ciro Roman; and sisters Herminia Roman de Castillo and Anita Roman de Mier.
He was preceded in death by wife Theresa Roman; parents Silvano and Guadalupe Roman; grandparents Pelipe Roman and Georja Felix and Lucia Mier Ermosillo and Jose Mier; brothers Manuel Roman, Pablo Roman, Roberto Roman, Salvador Roman and Big Rock Shakespeare; and grandson Joseph Roman.
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