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Thomas Ortega Roblez

Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Kirby-Smith-Rogers Chapel in Lovington for Thomas Ortega Roblez of Lovington.

Roblez, 47, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at his home.

Bro. Matt Ray will officiate at the services. A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kirby-Smith-Rogers Chapel.

Thomas was born March 29, 1969, in Artesia to Frank James Roblez and Emma Ortega. He grew up in Artesia, Roswell and Alamogordo, and had lived in Lovington for several years. When Thomas was young, he played football and Little League baseball, and was involved in Boy Scouts.

In 1986, he served his country by joining the U.S. Army.

Thomas enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing, and he loved the mountains. He was a lover of many types of music, and one of his joys in life was reading. He also enjoyed being on the internet.

He did contract carpentry and especially liked frame work. He was very intelligent and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his mother, Emma Ortega, of Lovington; daughters Amanda and Sarah Roblez, both of Mission, S.D.; brothers Nick and Francisco Roblez, both of Lovington; sister Monica Sally and husband Cristobal Aguilar of Lake Arthur; six grandchildren; three nephews; and five nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father and twin sisters, Janie Carmen and Diana Marie    Roblez.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.kirbysmithrogers.com.