April 3, 2006
O B I T U A R Y
ARTURO D. BUSTOS
Arturo D. Bustos, 86, a long time resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Saturday morning at Alta Vista Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margarito and Lugardita Martinez Bustos; a sister, Bessie Montoya, a brother, Eloy Bustos; and a brother-in-law, Conrad Montoya.
He is survived by one sister, Confe Bustos of Las Vegas; a brother, Pete Bustos and wife Eloisa of Las Vegas; a sister-in-law, Lucille Bustos of Santa Fe, NM; two nieces, Patricia Martinez and husband Dan of Raton, NM and Ruth Lopez and husband Maurice of Albuquerque, NM; five nephews, Robert Montoya and wife Marie of Santa Fe, Arthur Montoya and wife Anita of Albuquerque, Randy Bustos and wife Ann of Georgetown, TX, Ralph Bustos and fiancé Priscilla of Las Vegas, and Donald Bustos of Houston, TX; ten grand nieces and nephews, and many close cousins and other relatives.
He was born in Rociada, New Mexico on February 14, 1920 and graduated from Las Vegas High School. He was honorable discharged from the United States Army on February 23, 1946 after serving with the 333 Bombardment Group-Army Air Force. His specialty was an airplane and engine mechanic. He was the assistant manager of Columbia Super Market and retired from active life in 1982. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. He taught leatherwork under the tutelage of Johnny Wilson at New Mexico Highlands University. His hobbies included stamp collecting and photography.
A visitation will be held today from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in St. Francis Chapel at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd. A rosary will be recited in the chapel this evening at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church. The interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Building Fund at the Immaculate Conception Church, 811 Sixth Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701. Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations is in charge of the arrangements, 425-9319.
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006, 10:00am, Immaculate Conception Church
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
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