Eulalia “Lala” Romero Pando was born September 8, 1927, Chacón, New Mexico to Federico and Matilde Gallegos Romero. Lala passed away, after a long and intense struggle to survive, at 3:30 a.m. December 25, 2022 in South Jordan, Utah.
She married Jacob (Jake) Pando, from Cleveland, New Mexico, on January 31, 1944, in the San Isidro Church, in Holman, New Mexico.
Jake and Lala’s firstborn son, Jake Jr., was born in November of 1944, Chacón, New Mexico, while Jacob was serving in the U.S. Army in Europe with the 35th Infantry Division, Company L, Regiment 320.
After he was discharged in February, 1946, Jake and Lala moved to Bingham Canyon, where Jacob returned to work at the Utah Copper Mine, later known as Kennecott, where he had first been hired in 1942. Jake and Lala’s second son, Floyd D., was born in 1946; their third son, Gerald O., in 1949; their only daughter, Josie, in 1955; and finally, Kenneth was born in 1964.
During her 95 years of life, Eulalia was always 100% dedicated to her family, especially to her beloved husband, Jacob, to her daughter, Josie; to her four sons Jake Jr., Floyd, Gerald, and Kenneth; and to all her grandchildren and extended family.
She loved reading, cooking for the family, camping, boating, fishing and hunting trips, traveling, church activities, going to dances, gardening, tending to her flowers, yet most of all, talking and visiting with her beloved family and dear friends.
Eulalia loved working as a bilingual/bicultural instructional aide in Jordan School District classrooms, she enjoyed her work as an Avon Lady, and she volunteered as an election worker for many years in West Jordan; yet mainly, she was dedicated to taking care of her family and home. She was always forgiving and full of love for all.
Eulalia was preceded in death by her father and mother, Federico and Matilde Romero, in 1964 and 1972, respectively; by her grandson Brett in 1992; by her daughter Josie in 2000; by her grandson Mike in 2003; by her husband, Jacob, in 2016; and by many more beloved family members.
Eulalia is survived by her four sons and their families: Residing in Idaho, Jake Jr. and his wife Lynda (Jason, Ryan, Chris); in Utah, Floyd D. and his wife Sherrie (Billie JoAnn, Floyd A., and Don); in Florida, Gerald and Sandra (Antony, Josie, and Yesenia); in California, Ken and Rose Ann, (Jamella Rox and Kenji Andrés); as well as by Josie’s offspring, in Utah, Jennifer Kappes (Seth); Brad Jolley; and Andrew Jolley; plus, by many more grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family members and dear friends.
Please join the family in mourning the death yet celebrating the life and love of Eulalia Romero Pando. There will be a viewing at the Memorial Murray Mortuary at 5850 South 900 East, Murray, Utah on Thursday, January 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., including a rosary at 7pm. The Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2022 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 7405 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah, preceded by a viewing from 10-11am. Interment will follow at the Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah.Service Information
Viewing January 5, 2023 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
Viewing January 6, 2023 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
Celebration of Life
January 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church