On December 27, 2019 Ruben Felix Jara Jr. departed us to be with his Lord at the age of 65 years old. He was born February 7, 1954 in Lamar, Colorado. He graduated from Trinidad and served in the U.S. Army Reserves from February 1985 to February 1989; during this time he received a metal for Rifle Sharpshooter.
Ruben is survived by wife of 13 years Deb Jara; sons Timothy Ray Jara (Charity) and Nathaniel Eugene Jara (Stephanie); step-sons Timothy Brant and Curtis Brant (Keona) and their 3 children; 3 granddaughters Alyssia (Greg Hubbarb), Madeline and Breanna; 2 grandsons Andres and Anthony; 5 sisters Carol (Avelino), Isabel, Sally (Tony), Annetta and Lorena; 5 brothers Nacho (Verna), Martin (Jen), Charlie (Tammy), Bob (Gloria) and Thomas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; Ruben and Victoria Jara.
He loved playing Snooker and Texasholdem with family. He enjoyed collecting Eagles, playing golf, listening to Tejano music and spending time with family and friends. He was a Bronco fan.
Ruben will be missed by his 2 dogs Buddy and Zba and Zba's sister Gia (who looked forward to his visits). He was blessed with a loving family and some life long friends that was with him until the last day
His wishes were to be cremated. At a later date his family will have a Celebration of Life Reception to rejoice his life of being a CHAMPION for surviving 11 years with Lung Cancer.
In lieu of flowers: donations can be made to Canvas Credit Union in Loveland in Memory of Ruben Jara. Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for online condolences.