Robert Tobias Roybal was born April 27, 1936 in Leadville, Colorado the 5th of 12 children to Theodore and Elizaida (Jaramillo) Roybal. He departed this life on June 2, 2021 at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud, Nebraska with his loving wife at his side.
Bob served in the United States Army-195 for three years, stationed mostly in Germany. Bob was a Miner First Class most of his life until his retirement working in Gold, Silver and Molybdenum, Uranium and basic metal mines in Alaska, New Mexico and Colorado.
He was united in marriage with Laura Johnson on June 2, 1972 at the First Presbyterian Church in Salida, Colorado. Their marriage was an adventure. Together they traveled all over the United States and Europe. Their youngest daughter, Cathy, was born on her Dad’s birthday, and until last year shared every birthday together. Bob had many talents. He could wire, plumb, build and fix anything. He was a master of repurposing for the sake of the planet. He loved the earth and making things grow. Bob was a man of honor, compassion, wisdom, hard work and love. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud. Every Christmas season Bob got lots of joy in decorating their home from top to bottom.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Oliver, David, Donald Abel and Darrel; and a sister, Olivia Tubergen. Also brothers-in-law, Ted Tubergen, Harold Johnson; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Decker Roybal and Louise Deepe Roybal.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Laura; daughters, Catherine Roybal of Omaha, Nebraska; Barbara (Anthony) Silvas of DeSoto, Texas; grandsons: Robert (Kathryn) Rice currently deployed to Japan; Kristopher (Desiree) Rice of San Diego, California; Steven Rice and fiance, Alexa Slatton of Manassa, Virginia; granddaughters: Alicia Silvas (fiance Hayden Smith) of Bullard Texas and Jessica Silvas of Halton City Texas; great grandsons: Johnathon, Talon and Lucas Rice; great granddaughter, Rose Rice. Also surviving are brothers: Ted (Cordy) Roybal; Don (Aggie) Roybal both of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Frank Roybal of Las Vegas, Nevada and Sherman (Linda) Roybal of Divide, Colorado; sisters: Diana (CB) Franks of Austin, Texas and Marlene Roth of Colorado Springs; brothers-in-law, Samuel (Debbie) Johnson of Howard, Colorado and James (Eileen) Johnson of Colorado Springs; sister-in-law, Edna Johnson of Taylorville, Utah; numerous nieces, nephews and a world of friends.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, 10:00 am, July 10, 2021 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud with Fr. Paul Frank officiating. The Rosary will be recited at the church on Friday, 7:00 pm.
Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970
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