Fire Apparatus Operator and Hero, JEFF STROBLE, 46, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at University Medical Center (UMC), in Lubbock, Texas, after battling to recover from his injuries sustained from a firework explosion. Celebrate Jeff’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for his family.
SERVICES: Jeff’s Funeral Service will be held at the Roswell Convention Center on Friday, July 26, 2019, at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. Jerry Chaves will officiate Jeff’s service.
On July 31, 1972, Jeff was born to Charles and Annie Stroble in Roswell, New Mexico. He graduated from Goddard High School. After graduation, Jeff attended a Fire Academy and became a Firefighter. On August 16, 2004, Jeff married his soulmate and partner for life, Reba. Together, they had three beautiful children, whom he adored. Spending time with his friends and family was something Jeff loved to do. And he always cooked to feed them, barbecuing and grilling his amazing steaks, ribs, and chicken. He absolutely loved his dogs: Sir Chugs a Lot, Miley, and Gabby.
Jeff was a Fire Apparatus Operator who is an integral part of the emergency operations. He was with the Roswell Fire Department for seventeen years. An honorable and strong man who strived for the best in every aspect of his life, Jeff was a man of valor and humbly remained proud to serve his community as a fireman. His courageous fight inspired many people around him, from friends to the entire community of Roswell and surrounding areas, but profoundly touched his family. All will remember Jeff Stroble as a brave hero, who never gave up.
Outdoor lover, Jeff enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, golf, bowling, and heavy metal music. He was a die-hard Cowboys fan, movie quoting fanatic, “Vegas Baby” (Roulette & Blackjack), and Beer Connoisseur. Jeff’s favorite holiday was Independence Day (4th of July) and all the celebrations. He was greatly loved and will be intensely missed, not only by his family and friends, but by all those blessed to have known him, and those of our community that were touched by this tragedy. Roswell lost a beloved firefighter.
SURVIVORS: Those left to forevermore cherish memories of Jeff are his loving wife, Reba Stroble; children: Kyle (Rebecca), Tyler, Kadence; grandchildren: Jackson and Ava; parents, Charles and Annie Stroble; siblings: Anthony Stroble, Sarah (Warren) Aldrich, Charity Lassiter; aunts and uncles: Mary Rogers, Maudie (Lenard) Mahan, Donald (Joan)Tyler, Nelda (Luis) Mendoza, Aubrey (Martha) Tyler, Gail Turner, Scott (Diane) Stroble; nieces and nephews: Noah (Ashlyn) Stroble, Jonah Stroble, Noah Whitley, Kinzie Aldrich, McKenna Aldrich; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Warren and Reba Aldrich; close friends: Ruben Becerra, Shawn Kennedy, Elvio Palma, Roswell Fire Department brothers and families; beloved dogs: Sir Chugs, Miley, Gabby; many, many cousins and friends; and extended family by marriage, whom loved Jeff dearly.
PRECEDED: Preceding Jeff in death were his maternal grandparents: Thurman and Goldie Tyler; paternal grandparents: Charles and Muriel Stroble; aunts and uncles: Jerry Stroble, Iona Ketchell, Earl Tyler, Harell Tyler, Tom Tyler, Lou Etta Hignight, Callie Herring; special cousin, Sandy Kethcell; and many numerous cousins and family members from marriage.