Adolfina "Ada" Roybal, 1932-2018


Adolfina "Ada" Roybal
Died on May 31, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born October 6, 1932 in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico to Belarmino and Hilaria (Martinez) Pacheco. She married Ruben T. Roybal on October 24, 1949. She worked for the University of Wyoming until she retired in 1995. She was a member of the St. Laurence Catholic Church. Ada devoted her life to her family. She instilled in all of her children that family always comes first. She loved all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren unconditionally. She never met a stranger she wasn't willing to help if she could. She had a heart of gold and chose to see the good in everybody. She leaves behind a huge void in our lives that can never be filled. She is survived by her six sons, Ray Roybal (Virgie) of Laramie, Amos Roybal (Yvonne) of San Antonio, Texas, Ruben O. Roybal (Ella) of Denver, Colorado, Robert Roybal (Bernadine) of Laramie, Ricky Roybal (Carmen) of Denver, Colorado, Joseph Roybal (Sharon) of Laramie; three daughters, Elizabeth Bustos, Sylvia Sanchez (Tom), and Cathy Roybal all of Laramie, Wyoming; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; her sisters Erlinda LaCombe (Moises) of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico and Fidelia Felix of Denver, Colorado; brother Belarmino Pacheco of San Antonio, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. Special people in her life included her nephews Sam Pacheco and Henry LaCombe, sister-in-heart Frances Brooks, friends Joe and Eloisa Mondragon, and Scott and Tammy Swinford. She will be sorely missed, always loved, and never forgotten. Rest in peace, mom, we will always love you. She is preceded in death by her husband Ruben T. Roybal; grandson Danny Ray Roybal; her parents; her son-in-law Billy Bustos; her brother Antonio Pacheco; her sister Elviria Pacheco; and her nephew Danny Ray Pacheco. A visitation will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home. Vigil and rosary service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at St. Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church. Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at St. Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church with the Reverend Fr. Dave Erickson, celebrant. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, go to


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