Johnny "Ronnie" Roybal
September 26, 1957 – January 9, 2019
Johnny (Ronnie) Roybal, 61, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away January 9, 2019. He was born in Alamosa, Colorado on September 26, 1957. Ronnie graduated from Centennial High. He was married to Rachel Roybal on February 14, 1991. Ronnie worked in construction for several companies over the years. He also worked as a jeweler. He had a passion for hunting, camping, looking for arrowheads, and watching cartoons with his grandkids. He is survived by his wife Rachel Roybal, his daughters Rachel Winters (Brian), Rochelle Ortega; his sons Anthony Juvera, Gabriel Juvera, Joshua Juvera, and Isaiah Juvera; his grandchildren Adriana, Gabrielle, Brayden, Ieliyah, Talim, Micha, Ariana, Dominique, Ezekiel, Gabriel, Caralina, Josiah, Joshua (Joshie), and Delilah; his great grandchildren Julian, Benjamin; and his nephews Joey, Lewis, and Lawrence. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents Luis and Rose Marie Roybal, and his brother Carl Roybal. A viewing will be held Sunday January 13, 2019 at 1pm at Swan Law Funeral Directors. A memorial service will be held Monday January 14, 2019 at 3pm at Swan Law Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family.
- Memorial Service Monday, January 14, 2019
Johnny "Ronnie" Roybal
January 24, 2019
I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband/father/grandfather/great grandfather. After viewing the photos on this website it is clear to see what a great family man he was. That makes for wonderful memories.
Ronnie first introduced himself to me as my neighbor at an acequia meeting in March of 2015. We own the land to the east of Ronnie there by the river. We spoke of our shared love for the land and how important it was us, the land being our inheritance from our fathers. Fences between us needed mending. When I told him I was a greenhorn he offered to teach my son and I how to mend them. I'm sorry to say I never took him up on that. Living in the city brings it challenges to maintenance on property elsewhere. This he well knew and struggled with himself. But the beauty of the land brought him back every summer, as it does me. He spoke of how much he enjoyed the peacefulness of the valley, irrigating the land and the especially fishing at the river.
When I would see him at the acequia meetings or talk to him on the phone, kindness in his eyes and in his voice is what I will remember. I did not know him well, we probably only met a handful of times but he was someone easy to talk to, easy to connect with. A kindred spirit. I will miss him.
I pray your family finds peace in his memories and God's blessing for comfort. May Ronnie's spirit be lived in you each day.
Michelle Fox (Vialpando), Joe Clorindo Vialpando & Celsa Vialpando
January 21, 2019
Ronnie was a good friend to my son Arthur. He never failed to stop by to visit when he was in San Pedro. Arthur was ill during the time that all the funeral arrangements so we couldn't attend. would you please call him so that he can get your address to send you a sympathy card. We are truly sorry for your loss.
January 12, 2019
Rest in Peace Cousin