Blanca resident Judith Jean Roybal, 68, passed away August 5, 2013 at the Penrose St. Francis Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Judith was born on September 11, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Ralph E. Grosswiler and Margaret C. Woods Grosswiler. She was united in marriage to Orlando Roybal on October 1, 1966. Judith was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who enjoyed fine arts, stained glass, painting, being in the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband Orlando Roybal of Blanca, CO; daughters Karen (Gene) Sanchez of Colorado Springs, CO; Kelly Roybal Sanchez of Lakewood, CO; son Donald (Bonnie) Roybal of Pueblo, CO; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sisters Peggy (Ray Cummings) Grosswiler of Tacoma Park, MD; Joy Orevik of Portland , OR; brother Edward R. Grosswiler of Porland, OR. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Judith was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Margret Grosswiler.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary was held on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. A Memorial Mass was held on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.