Monuments to honor Ernestine Romero planned for gravesite, workplace

The late singer will be honored with memorials to be unveiled within the next few weeks.

Monuments to honor late singer Ernestine Romero are planned to be placed at her gravesite and workplace.


The plan is to place a huge permanent memorial, approved by the State of New Mexico, to be installed at Romero’s place of employment, the New Mexico Public Education building in Santa Fe, where she was murdered by her estranged husband in July.

Another monument is planned for the singer’s gravesite that is currently private until the unveiling of a custom headstone that will be created by Tim Morris, also known as Cemetery Tim, who owns a headstone company in Toppenish, Washington, providing families with personalized headstones, tombstones, memorials, monuments and more. He created and revealed a custom gravesite monument for late Tejano icon Jimmy Gonzalez earlier this month.

“She had so much love for music and her musical family,” said Olivia Romero, mother of Ernestine Romero. “She inspired so many with her amazing personality. She definitely had a wonderful bright future but was taken way to soon.”

Ceremonies for the unveiling of both monuments are scheduled within the next few weeks.

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