Robert Z. Vasquez (July 3, 1951 – February 19, 2020)

Robert Z. Vasquez (July 3, 1951 - February 19, 2020)

Robert Z. Vasquez, 66, of Rawlins passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020, in Rock Springs, after a lengthy illness.

He was born in July 3, 1951 in Fresno, California, the son of Oscar and Josefina Zuniga Vasquez. He attended schools in Sanger, CA, and graduated from Sanger High School and later attended Northridge College.

Robert worked for Speedy Oilfield Service in Wamsutter, where he was also given the nickname “Speedy”. He also worked for Bar S Services Inc. in Cheyenne. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rawlins.

Robert enjoyed fishing, kites, camping, spinning tops, marbles and classic cars. He was also very “whitty” and had a quick response to everything.

Survivors include his wife Connie Gurule of Rawlins; mother Josefina Z. Vasquez, Sanger CA; son Tony Silva of Rawlins; daughters Sandy Vasquez of Hawaii and Deanna Vasquez of Fresno, CA; brothers Oscar Vasquez Jr. and wife Brenda of Fresno, CA, and Gabriel Vasquez and wife Christina of Sanger, CA; sisters Rose Rodriguez and husband Bernard of Reedley, CA and Leonora Borden and husband Richard of CA; granddaughter Cecelia Vasquez and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Oscar Vasquez, first wife Marci Silva Vasquez and brother Danny Vasquez.

A rosary will be recited at 3:00 pm Tuesday February 25, 2020, at the  St. Joseph Catholic Church, 219 W. Pine St, Rawlins, WY.  A Celebration of Life will follow after the rosary.

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