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Josephine Udelia Fernandez Bustos
October 28, 1925 -- January 05, 2019

 It is with great sadness that the family of Josephine Udelia Fernandez Bustos announce her passing.  She left to her heavenly home Saturday, January 5th. She was surrounded by her loving family, prayer and song.  She was a lifelong resident of Mora and spent her last years in Bernalillo.  She is preceded in death by her immediate family: husband, Epifiano Gabriel Bustos. Sons: Andrew and Manuel Bustos. Daughter: Patricia Gonzales. Grandchildren: Chon and Carlos Martinez. Gilbert Chon Bustos. Her Parents: Cecilio and Emilia Fernandez.  Son in law: Jose Maestas Brothers and sisters:  Melecia Vigil, Antonia Apodaca, Pete Hurtado, Joe Hurtado, Amada Delgado.  Mother and father in law: Luis and Eduvigen Bustos. Brothers in law:  Daniel,  Manuel Bustos.

She is survived by her children:  Gabriel (Bertha) Bustos; Rita (Alex) Marquez, Lorraine (Joe) Almanzar, Susie Martinez, Georgetta Maestas, Richard (Marsha) Bustos, Theresa Bustos, Barbara Bustos.  21 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.  Special grandchildren, Jordan and Rick.

She was born in La Cebollita, NM, and united in marriage to her husband, Gabriel of 52 years in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Springer, NM.  She worked for many years as postmistress in La Cueva, NM. She was most proud of her beloved family, and lived a prayerful life. She was a Guadalupana, and a member of Legion of Mary. She had a strong zeal for life, and her persistence and perseverance are a legacy for us all.

Special thank you to Mora Senior Center, Bernalillo Senior all the staff and friends at both locations. Ambercare Hospice, and Dr. Lopez, Anita and staff.  Mary Chavez and Rosie Romero, her senior companions.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at St. Gertrudes Church, Mora, NM. Rosary will begin at 9:00am, with Hermanos, mass to follow. Internment La Cueva Cemetery.  Reception at VFW.

She will be forever missed, and loved eternally.


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663