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Richard Cobos Sr.

d. March 27, 2020

Richard Cobos, Sr., a long-time resident of Scottsbluff, NE, died unexpectedly of heart failure on March 27th, 2020.

Richard is survived by his wife, Rosie Cobos (Mata); his children, Richard Jr., Rebecca, and April Rose Cobos; his grandchildren, Jaime, Emilio and Maya Cobos, and Arthur, Elias, and Ava Rose Almaraz; his siblings, Angel, Frank, Patricia, Merced, and Phillip Cobos; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, Saulo and Inocencia Cobos; and siblings, Arthur, Anthony, Rudy and David Cobos, Rebecca Marabilla, Linda Ramirez, and Julie Ramirez.

Richard was born in Fresno, California to Saulo and Inocencia Cobos. He moved to Scottsbluff to raise his family in 1982. Richard was a gifted actor, author, artist, musician, songwriter, and like his parents, a passionate political advocate for the working poor. He was a loving husband, highly devoted to his family, who were the joy of his life to his dying day.

Richard believed in hard work, from building his home with his own hands, to serving the community in his retirement years. A man of many talents and dreams, when not hard at work, Richard was busy being creative. His favorite projects were writing, recording, and performing music with his beloved wife, Rosie. Along with being a musician, he was an avid writer, having penned several novels throughout the years. It is his family’s intention that his unfinished novel, Mexica, will be completed and published in the near future.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, in Scottsbluff, on Friday, July 8, 2022, with Fr. Joseph Thambi presiding. The services will begin with the Holy Rosary at 10:00 a.m., and the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. The service will be livestreamed and recorded to Richard’s obituary page viewable at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Mass

Friday, July 8, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Guadalupe Catholic Church (Scottsbluff)


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