Deer 5

John Floyd Roybal

May 14, 2020

Obituary

John Floyd Roybal, also known as, Prím Supreme, Floyders, and Fearless Fly, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 14, 2020 surrounded by his family and friends. 

Floyd was born to Fernando and Sally Roybal in the summer of 1954. He graduated from Pojoaque High School in 1972. After graduation he worked at Giron’s Cabinet Shop and then for the County of Santa Fe. Later, he took a job with his father-in-law, Willie, until he began his career with Los Alamos National Labs. There, he climbed the ranks from the mailroom to a top-level machinist, where he retired after 28 years. Throughout his life he enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, ping-pong, horseshoes… anything competitive. He loved telling stories and making people laugh, “you ‘member.” He was always ready to have a good time, singing, dancing and laughing. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Fernando; father-in-law, Willie Trujillo; God-son, Walter Roybal, as well as his loving grandparents and many relatives and friends. 

He is survived by his mother, Sally; his wife of 43 years, Deborah; two children, Desiree (Herb) Salgado and Jonathan Roybal (Sherrie Catanach); his grandchildren, Trinity, Syler and Avery; brother, Luis Roybal; mother-in-law, Bennie Trujillo; sister-in-law, Louise (Tim) Oakeley; brothers-in-law, Donald (Linda) Trujillo, Charles (Joyce) Trujillo; close family friends, Alex Herrera, Harold Lujan, Gabriel Romero and Ericca Lopez; his God-children, Amanda, Bob, Andrew, and Carlos, nieces and nephews and many close relatives. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Father Franklin D. Pretto-Ferro for blessing Floyd prior to his passing. Due to COVID-19, funeral services will be scheduled for a later date. 

“Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath” -George Carlin

The family of Floyd Roybal have entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 

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