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David E. Naranjo of Velarde

David E. NaranjoDavid E. Naranjo, 71, a resident of Velarde, New Mexico born on October 26, 1946, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family.   He was preceded in death by daughter, Judith; mother, Mary Martinez, father, Emilio Naranjo; father-in-law, Emilio Martinez; brothers, Milo, Joseph and Gerald Naranjo; and sister-in-law, Amy Naranjo.

David was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.  David was the Postmaster in Española, N.M. for 36 years.  He was also a lifelong Los Angeles Dodgers and Dallas Cowboys Fan. 

David was a faithful Catholic and loved by his community. David was the member of a very large family who have united now to celebrate his full and enriching life.  David impacted many lives and his spirit continues to be a guiding light to all who met him.

David is survived by his wife of 50 years Diolinda (Dollie) Naranjo of Velarde; daughter, Lorynn Serna (Michael) of Alcalde, son, David E. Naranjo Jr. (Cynth) of Velarde; granddaughters, Brittany (Caleb) Morgan and AthenaGrace, great grandchildren, Marahuté and Esper Armijo, and Mayson Valdez; brothers, Benny and Barney (Stella) Naranjo, sisters, Lorraine (Abedon) Lopez, Susie (Victor) Salazar and Jeanette (Kenny) Salazar; sisters-in-law, Carmen Naranjo and Evie Naranjo; mother-in-law, Corina Martinez;  half-brothers, Larry, Raul and Rubel Naranjo, and his half sisters, Anna and Margarita Naranjo and Cecilia Sanchez.

A rosary will be recited on Tuesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, October 10 at 9:30 a.m. at our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Velarde, with a burial to follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.  Serving the family as honorary pallbearers are, Keith Garcia, Ernest Salazar, Robert Martinez, Rachel Stevens, Michael Martinez Sr., Joe Martinez, Belarmino Martinez, Victor Salazar Sr., Caleb Armijo and his brothers of the VFW Post 5610.

The family of David E. Naranjo has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 –

Robert (Booty) Bustos of Española

Robert (Booty) BustosRobert (Booty) Bustos, 63, a resident of Española, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 1, 2018. He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Virginia Mae Bustos; brother, Johnny A. Bustos; maternal grandparents, Isidoro and Magdalena Montaño; paternal grandparents, Jose D. and Elena Bustos.

Robert was a longtime employee of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. He loved riding his motorcycle, often times in the mountains of Northern New Mexico with his friends for a cause or alone to enjoy the beauty of nature. He loved to play golf, fish and games of chance. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

Robert had a kind and generous spirit and was a friend to everyone he met. His faith in Jesus Christ and the power of prayer carried him throughout his lifetime. He is loved by many and will be missed dearly.

Robert is survived by his parents, Dan and Rosalie Bustos of Española; children, Maria Schwinkendorf (Steve) of Pahrump, Nevada, Bobby Bustos, Jr. (Cristina) of Española, Jeremiah Bustos, Crystal Bustos (Sean) and James Caleb Bustos all of Rio Rancho; brothers, Jimmy Bustos (Lucille) of Arlington, Texas, Danny Bustos of Española; sister, Bea Jurgensen (Kenn) of Santa Fe; grandchildren, Isaac Padilla of Truchas, NM,  Xavier and Zeus Schwinkendorf of Pahrump, Nevada, Jacob Caceres of Rio Rancho, Bobby Bustos III of San Diego, CA, Lydia Ann Bustos of Las Vegas, Nevada and Jayson Bustos of Española; special great-nieces, Autumn Mae Jurgensen of Santa Fe and Isabella Rose Bustos of Arlington, Texas and numerous other relatives and friends.

Public visitation will be held on Sunday, October 7 at 5 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Monday, October 8 at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Española. Burial to follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers, Bobby Bustos, Jr., Mike Purdy, Dicky Vigil, Joel Vigil, Mark Villalobos, and Kenn Jurgensen. Honorary pallbearers named are: Jimmy Bustos, Danny Bustos and Bea Jurgensen.

The family of Robert (Booty) Bustos has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477 –