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Archie Vernon Bussell
August 11, 1919 -- January 06, 2018

 

Bussell, Archie Vernon

August 11, 1919-January 6, 2018

At only 98 years old, Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep at the VA hospital. Born in a log house on a farm in Missouri, Archie was the sixth of 11 children.  He earned a teaching certificate at Southwest Missouri State and began his career in a one-room county school, teaching there from 1940 to ’42. He taught eight grades, did the janitorial work, and built fires in the wood stove, all for $85 a month.  In 1942 he volunteered into the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, spending four years overseas. After the military service, he and his wife, Dorothy, and their first-born child, Ruth Ellen, moved to Iowa, where he earned his B.A. at William Penn College.  He was accepted at a university in California, but on his way through Albuquerque ended up enrolling at UNM, earning his master’s degree in 1949.  “Mr. Bussell” taught for Albuquerque Public Schools at Zia Elementary and Kennedy Junior High until his retirement in 1977.  He was proud of the role he had in educating hundreds of children and helping them on their way to adulthood. He kept himself busy in retirement, managing his apartment buildings, earning a real estate license, driving seniors to and from appointments, and growing fruits and vegetables, especially tomatoes.  Dad’s legacy will survive with his three children, Ruth Ellen Gutierrez, Alan Daniel Bussell and John Bussell, their spouses, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  Dad and Mom will reside together at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe and they will live in our hearts forever. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque, 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE, (505) 764-9663

Bussell, Archie Vernon

August 11, 1919-January 6, 2018

At only 98 years old, Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep at the VA hospital. Born in a log house on a farm in Missouri, Archie was the sixth of 11 children.  He earned a teaching certificate at Southwest Missouri State and began his career in a one-room county school, teaching there from 1940 to ’42. He taught eight grades, did the janitorial work, and built fires in the wood stove, all for $85 a month.  In 1942 he volunteered into the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, spending four years overseas. After the military service, he and his wife, Dorothy, and their first-born child, Ruth Ellen, moved to Iowa, where he earned his B.A. at William Penn College.  He was accepted at a university in California, but on his way through Albuquerque ended up enrolling at UNM, earning his master’s degree in 1949.  “Mr. Bussell” taught for Albuquerque Public Schools at Zia Elementary and Kennedy Junior High until his retirement in 1977.  He was proud of the role he had in educating hundreds of children and helping them on their way to adulthood. He kept himself busy in retirement, managing his apartment buildings, earning a real estate license, driving seniors to and from appointments, and growing fruits and vegetables, especially tomatoes.  Dad’s legacy will survive with his three children, Ruth Ellen Gutierrez, Alan Daniel Bussell and John Bussell, their spouses, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  Dad and Mom will reside together at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe and they will live in our hearts forever.

Condolences

Williams Family January 11, 2018

Condolences to the Bussell family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

M.W. January 12, 2018

Dear Bussell Family, I just wanted to take this time and express how sorry I am for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is something that is so hard to deal with. Sometimes, we may even feel hopeless and as if there is no one that can understand our pain. But there is someone we can turn to. Our Heavenly Father can help us through all sorts of trials. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 tells us that God is "God of all comfort." At your lowest point, turn to God for help and continue to pray to him. I hope this scripture can bring you some form of comfort.

Jeanne Bussell Bishop January 14, 2018

niece Glenwood , Iowa

Ruth, Dan and John, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. May God comfort you all.

Lanny J. Webb January 22, 2018

friend Plainview , Texas

Ruth and family, I am so sorry for the passing of your dad. I'm not sure how I found this obituary as I was searching the internet for you (Ruth) and didn't know your married name. But I did recall your parents name. I am so sorry and please know I thought so much of your parents. If you care to talk my phone no. is 806-296-0611 and my email is listed above. -Lanny

Lanny J. Webb January 22, 2018

friend Plainview , Texas

Ruth and family, I am so sorry for the passing of your dad. I'm not sure how I found this obituary as I was searching the internet for you (Ruth) and didn't know your married name. But I did recall your parents name. I am so sorry and please know I thought so much of your parents. If you care to talk my phone no. is 806-296-0611 and my email is listed above. -Lanny