|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1937|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 2009|
Jody, a lifelong resident of Santa Cruz, passed on with his family at his side. His parents were Jose I and Drusilla T. Bustos. He was predeceased by his sister Juanita B. Archuleta; also his father and mother in-law Eufemio and Anita Rivera; brothers-in-law Johnny Archuleta, Armando Rivera, Jose Rivera and Eliseo Baca; sister-in-law Anita Rivera and Nephew Gilbert Rivera.
Jody was survived by his wife of 47 years, Frances; children: Raymond Joe and Erica Anne Bustos – Whom he cherished; brothers and sisters-in-law; Mary Rivera, Susie Baca, Laura Montoya and husband Joe, Tino Rivera, Harold Rivera and wife Frances, numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.
Jody graduated from Española High School in 1955, and received his Bachelors Degree from Highlands University in 1959, and also received his Masters degree from the University of New Mexico in 1971. He started his teaching career at Santa Rosa High School in 1959. In 1961 he began teaching at Española Valley High School where he taught in the areas of Biology, English and special education. He retired from teaching in the public schools after 34 years and had taught courses at Highlands University and UNM as well. A member of The New Mexico National Guard for several years, he was active in community projects and served in outreach programs for the City of Española. Joe Loved, enjoyed and respected life-humans, animals and plants. He fed birds all year round and enjoyed having different animals in the classroom and caring for his pond at his residence.
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: truchasnm
Record added: Sep 26, 2009
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