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Roger Ybarra, left this world on September 2, 2022
Roger grew up in Bryan, Texas and graduated from Bryan High School. Family, friends, football, and work were the passions of his life and he will not only be remembered for his iconic hairstyles, but also his laughter, jokes, positive attitude, and charismatic personality that brightened the world around him. He took pride in everything he did and always tried to make light of every situation to bring comfort to others.
Driving in a Dodge van to Pennsylvania in 1998 was one of Roger’s cherished memories. He also loved family get-togethers, birthdays, holidays, and good-ole BBQs. He collected Dallas Cowboy and Coca-Cola memorabilia and added to his collection of pens wherever he went. For a while, he played the accordion in “The Brotherhood Band.” His mother called him “Rogelio“, a name he didn’t like, but his brother, Julian, was the only one who got away with calling him “Babo”.
While working at Coca-Cola, his dedication was an inspiration to others. His vast collection of Coca-Cola t-shirts was his simple way of representing his love for the brand and the company he enjoyed working for. His dedication at C.C. Creations, where he was a screen printer, earned him Employee of the Month, and 2, 5, and 8-year anniversary awards. He made a point to greet everyone with a smile and a wave, and co-workers looked forward to his jokes and life stories.
Roger, hardworking and selfless, believed that working hard for what you want and living the simple life brought happiness to life and he was known for saying, “Do what you gotta do.” He loved watching football, working in the yard, and driving around town playing Tejano music.
Roger is preceded in death by his mother, Lillie Ybarra Camargo; sisters, Janie “J.J.” Ybarra and Barbara Ann Atkinson; and brothers, Lucas “Cano” Ybarra and Johnny Ybarra.
Roger’s memories will be forever cherished by his survivors, children, Amber Ybarra, Crystal Prado, Tammie Richardson and husband Michael, and Jason Contatore and husband, Philip; grandchildren, Hailey Johnson, Logan Johnson, Fallon Richardson, Preslee Richardson, Santiago, Arianna, Zayne, and Marlie; brothers, Alex Ybarra of Houston Texas, Julian Ybarra of Bryan Texas, and Mike Ybarra and wife Sarah of Houston Texas; sisters, Linda Gonzales of Galveston Texas, and Paula Macias of Carbondale Illinois; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and other relatives; and his furry family members, Babygirl, Marley, and DoeDee.
The family would like to acknowledge C.C. Creations for the tremendous love and support they have given during this difficult time and Southwest Transplant Alliance for their exceptional respect and care that allowed Roger’s life to be a gift to others through organ transplant.
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Starts at 4:00pm (Central time)
Hillier Funeral Home of College Station
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