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Ruben Rocha

December 20, 1960 — August 18, 2023


Ruben Rocha went to be with our Heavenly Father on August 18, 2023, in Lubbock, Texas. He was born on December 20, 1960, in Seguin, Texas to Jose and Natividad Rocha. He married his lifelong partner Charles Nickell on April 7, 1982.
Ruben knew so many people and had so many friends and acquaintances.

Ruben touched so many lives in so many different ways. He began his career as a hairstylist in 1980 and loved every minute of it. His love for animals, gardening, yard work, painting/drawing and his family was immense. Nobody was forgotten about when Ruben was around, he always made sure that everyone felt like they were the most important person in the room.

It didn’t matter where he was, everyone knew that when Ruben was around, he was going to be the life of the party. Whenever he was able, he would make it a point to go and support those he loved in whatever they were doing. He loved like no other and nobody knew that more than his beloved husband Charles.

Ruben was preceded in death by his mother, Natividad (2020), father, Jose (2016) sister, Teresa Ramirez (2015) brother, Adam Rocha (1995). Those left to cherish his memories are his husband, Charles Nickell, siblings, Joe Rocha, Raquel Gilliam, Daniel Rocha, Elias Rocha, Ricardo Rocha and wife, Brandi, Esteban Rocha and wife, Janice, Armando Rocha, Diana Rocha, Gayle and Al Rousseaux, Robert and Kathy Nickell and a multitude of nieces/nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Combest Family Memorial Chapel, Combest Funeral Home, 2210 Broadway St. Lubbock, Tx.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Rocha Memorial Service

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Combest Family Memorial Chapel

2210 Broadway St, Lubbock, TX 79401

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