Anita C. Bustamante, a woman who once added colors to our pale skies, joined our Almighty Father on April 15, 2019, after a brief illness.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 25 from 4-6pm at Alpine Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 10am Friday, April 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa.

Predeceased by her loving husband, Faustino P. Bustamante in 1973, Anita is survived by daughters Marta B. Torres and spouse Joe R. Torres of Alpine, Gracie B. Tijerina, Corey HS of Odessa; son, Larry Bustamante and spouse Sofia Bustamante of Clint, Texas; grandchildren Billy Jack, Jo-Jo, Victor and Carlo Torres; Veronica Ramirez; Amanda Pineda; and Esmeralda Bustamante. She was predeceased by her loving grandson Louie Tijerina, four brothers and three sisters.

Anita was born in Casa Piedra, Texas, to Jose and Encarnacion Chavez, attended school in Casa Piedra and the “school of hard knocks.” Anita and her family moved to Marfa as a young girl. After marrying Faustino, she threw her energies into raising their children. An exemplary mother and homemaker, Anita welcomed all neighboring children; her kitchen was never closed.

Anita was well known for her famous candy apples and popcorn balls she would make during fundraisers for St. Mary’s School. She was a CYO sponsor as well. Anita received numerous recognition awards for her avid participation in numerous clubs her children were members of.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Billy Jack Torres, Joe R. Torres II, Victor O. Torres, John Carlo Torres and great grandsons, William Torres, Joseph Torres, Zane Torres, and Austin Corrales. Honorary Pallbearers will be granddaughters, Veronica Ramirez, Amanda Pineda, Esmeralda Bustamante, great granddaughters, Daniella Torres, Maycee Torres, great grandsons, Cole and Seth Torres and Owen Cavness and one great-great grandson, Rylan Torres. All her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Her life was well lived, and earth is a cruel place to be. Now that she is residing in God’s Kingdom, let us offer prayers and comfort to her family.

She leaves us rich in memories.

The family of Anita Bustamante has entrusted Alpine Memorial Funeral Home with her services.

Onlinecondolencesmaybeleftat: www.alpinememorialfuneralhome.com.

The Big Bend Sentinel

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