Robert M. Rojas, age 70, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2022, at Reverence Funeral Parlor in Scottsbluff with Pastor Bob Haverick officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery near Morrill. A private family viewing will be held prior to cremation. Online condolences may be left at www.reverencefuneralparlor.com.
Robert was born May 18, 1951, in Elsa, Texas to Carlos and Ignacia (Mancillas) Rojas. His family moved to Lyman, Nebraska and then settled in Scottsbluff. Robert attended Scottsbluff public schools where he participated in track.
He was united in marriage to Rita DeOllos and together they had four children: Samantha, Carlos, Felicia, and Libra.
He later met Rachel Ruff in 1993 and they were married in 2005. Together they made their home in Gering.
Robert worked at Western Valley Packing Plant for many years until it closed. His other jobs included working at Packerland as well as being a farm/ranch laborer, and a semi driver. He retired in March of 2010 due to ill health.
Robert accepted Christ into his heart. He enjoyed reading the Bible every morning and hearing the word of God.
Robert loved being outdoors camping, fishing, having barbeques, and gardening. He liked all genres of music from Elvis, Vicente, country, oldies and over the years, Christian music. He always took the time to lend a helping hand when needed. He enjoyed spending time with his family and attending church gatherings. It was important to Robert that others knew that God is a forgiving God, a healer, and that prayer was important. Robert was proof of that.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Rojas of Gering; children, Samantha (Alejandro) Salazar of Scottsbluff, Carlos (Bridget) Rojas of Scottsbluff, Felicia Rojas of Scottsbluff, and Libra (Cle) Phillips of Denver; grandchildren, Keisha (Paul), Rita (Zach), Sonny, Alec, Shauhara (Hamlet), Mariah, Trent, Frankie, McKenzie, Felicity, Izabella, Quancy (Joselyn), and Tyvon; eight great grandchildren; brothers, Rudy Rojas, Roy (Vicki) Rojas, and Roger (Vivian) Rojas; sisters, Mary (Steven) Gonzales and Linda (Lupe) Perez; and brother-in-law, Israel Ojeda.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Ignacia Rojas; sisters, Paula Robles, Celia Ojeda and Rose Rojas; aunt and uncle, Aurelia and Juan Molina; and nephew, Daniel Ojeda.