OBITUARY

Bobby Frank Mata

October 5, 1956June 27, 2020

Bobby Frank Mata was born on October 5th, 1956 to John Frank and Carmen Ramona (Lujan) Mata. He was the oldest of three children. He attended local Greeley schools. He was raised in a big, loving family on the Lujan farm in Evans, CO. As a young boy, he loved to take long walks with his grandfather to buy cokes and candy at the corner store. He was a very smart and quick-witted child. As he grew, he developed a love for fast cars, beautiful women, and anything flashy! He loved “turning wrenches” with his many friends in the Greeley, Denver, and Wyoming areas. Bobby always was a phone call away and if needed he went running to help. He was an extremely gifted mechanic and wowed others with his knowledge of anything motorized.

Late in life, Bobby met his true love, Janea. Together they shared a bond like no other. Both were very competitive and when working on something together they created a dynamic duo! Through the years Bobby managed to bring out an inner strength and overall peace in her while she managed to show him a deeper love for life and others.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Janea, his mom, beloved brother Billy Mata, sister Leona (Larry) Mese, oldest son Bobby Lee Mata, daughter Annette Hernandez, their mother Frances Nira, youngest son Patrick McMullen and family, many aunts, uncles, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, grandfather and many other relatives.

  • FAMILY

  • Janea Mata, Wife
  • Carmen Ramona (Lujan) Mata, Mother
  • Leona & Larry Mese, Sister & Brother-In-Law
  • Billy Mata, Brother
  • Bobby Lee Mata, Son
  • Annette Hernandez, Daughter
  • Frances Nira, Mother to Bobby & Annette
  • Patrick McMullen, Son
  • He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Billy Mata
  • Bobby Lee Mata
  • Joe Maestas
  • Brian Maestas
  • Bernie Lujan (Uncle Bern)
  • Robert Lujan
  • Anthony Morones
  • Johnny Romero

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • Recitation of the Rosary

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 10, 2020

Memories

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Bobby E. Mata

July 9, 2020

Much love dad! ❤️❤️

Crystal Gonzales

July 8, 2020

Again I had to mention your awesome the funniest and most caring of all thank you for letting me in your life trusting me with your all thank you for your caring most of all I’m trying to do well and keep strong for us ... thinking Jb’s was your favorite since we talked so much about life as we sat at Jb’s you remind of a lot also it never stops wanting trying my best to see you as soon as I could I didn’t make it .... I wish I could of shared a few more moments with you trust you in all of my heart ...

Liz Quick

July 3, 2020

It may be impossible to put into words our 40 year friendship. Undoubtedly, it's was built on mutual admiration, respect & love. When we were in our 20's, we met at Paul's Place in Greeley thru mutual biker friends & cold cocktails.
Over the decades, we each did our own thing...but always kept in touch & remained really close friends. You have always been a strong shoulder to lean on. God knows, you have rescued me, my old cars, & my Harley more times than I can count. Bob, I've told you many times...YOUR A ROCKSTAR! I will carry you in my heart until the end of time. ❤️ I love you...I always have & I always will! Because...

THOSE WE LOVE DON'T GO AWAY...THEY WALK BESIDE US EVERYDAY!!!

Janea...thanks for loving my bro.

Til we meet again,
Love always, Brooklyn (Liz)


Amber Swyers

July 2, 2020

Bobby my dear friend, you will truly be missed down here, especially from my three boy's izayah, Zamari and Xzayvion, BUT ONE SPECIAL KID BY FAR IS REALLY GOING TO MISS HAVING YOU AROUND AND THAT IS WAS YOUR COMPETITION WHEN IT CAME TO JANEA, LOL.. NONE OTHER THAN YOUR LITTLE BUDDY ZAMARI.. WE ALL LOVE AND MISS YOUR FACE ALREADY..

Ginger Vigil

July 2, 2020

Bobby, (Big Papa),
Thank you for being there for me during a very hard and lonely time of my life, both you and Janea. You always took the time to listen to me and always had something funny to say that would make me laugh and realize that life is to short to take things so serious. Who would have known you were speaking the truth " LIFE IS TO SHORT " and you were taken too quickly. Big Papa you will always be remembered and cherished for life. Now you can make the Angels in Heaven laugh the way you use to make me laugh. I thank God every day for putting you and Janea in
my life when He did. I know you'll be watching over us from heaven above.
Love you and miss you Big Papa
Love Ging

Crystal Gonzales

July 1, 2020

I had too do this again I hear that from you as well, well here I start Thank you and thinking of you so much well I apologize and you understand off what !!!! You expressed me with the feelings that was caring about me and making sure I was paying attention correctly yes I agree yet I’ve been alright and I told you and Jennerers!! As you herd me that I thank the both of you’s and I love you’s and told me take care and do the same take care!!!! Tender love and care and thanks for forgiving me I’m truly sorry

Anthony Morones

June 30, 2020

Bobby,
I cant believe I've lost my best friend. We have been through so many adventures together. I always knew I could count on you no matter what my situation was and there have been plenty. Just know i will cherish all memories and look forward to the day we can climb under another car and high 5 a job well done. Audi Brothers for life.

Annette Hernandez

June 30, 2020

I love you dad! 💛💛💛

Janea Herrera

June 29, 2020

Baby, it's so quiet without you here at home with me. But I know God called you to your eternal home. You are so loved and will always be my very best friend. I miss you every second of every minute of every single day 💔 We had a very fun, loving, crazy ride together and I sure can't wait til I see you again, my love. I love you always and forever! Millions of kisses ♥️

Randy Schaffer

June 29, 2020

Well I've known Bobby for most of his life He really was a good hearted strong guy health wise he was very strong not many could put up with what he went through So now it's his time to have his pain lifted and RIP. God Bless

FROM THE FAMILY