Mass of Christian burial services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 14, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church for Diana Wauneka Bustamante of Artesia, New Mexico.
Ms. Bustamante, 49, entered heaven's gates Friday, September 7, 2018, at Artesia General Hospital.
Fr. Frances Lazer will officiate at the services with burial to follow at Twin Oaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Mateo Ramirez, Gabriel Montoya, Orion Bustamante, Salvador Bustamante, Gabriel Bustamante and Joseph Serrano. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and her daughter.
A rosary will be recited Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Diana was born October 19, 1968 in Big Spring, Texas; the daughter of Eleanor and Vicente Bustamante. When she was a child they moved to Artesia. She enjoyed being a member of the Artesia High School Band where she played the saxophone.
Diana was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and would also attend Trinity Temple. She was a laundry attendant for 15 years at Soft Suds Laundry. She enjoyed spending time with family and especially with her grandbabies, they were her world. She was always doing crafts. She liked fixing things for everyone, and was a talented seamstress. Her love for Winnie the Pooh was unforgettable and her favorite movie was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. She always stayed positive, not a day would go by that she would not be smiling or laughing. The simple things in life meant the most to her. She would want everyone to remember her joy. Her faith in Jesus was a huge part of her life. She honored her parents, she was their caretaker until the end and always made sure they lacked for nothing.
She is survived by her only child Ashley Montoya and husband Gabriel of Artesia, N.M.; grandsons Mateo Ramirez and Jayce Herron; granddaughters Aliezah Bustamante and Alexxxiz Herron all of Artesia; bonus grandchildren Alexis Sosa and husband Carlos of Chaparral, N.M., Carlos Morales of Roswell, N.M., Trae and Tristen Montoya of Las Cruces, and J'ryn Carrasco of Artesia; brothers Silio Bustamante of Bend, Oregon, Vicente Bustamante III of Artesia, Juan Bustamante and wife Martha of Artesia, Lucaz Bustamante and wife Pam of Virginia, and Alcario Bustamante and wife Daisy of Virginia; sister Margaret Bustamante of Artesia; great-granddaughter Emery Sosa.
Diana was such a nice person may she rip and condolences to the family
Norma DuranArtesia, NM
Diana was a great friend and a very nice person...she will be missed by all her friends and family..i will always remember and cherish the memories we made growing up and I'm thankful to have been her friend ....may she rest in peace!...my condolences to her family and loved ones God bless you all!
Maria CampbellSan Antonio, TX
My cousin Ashley, I love you deeply and can not imagine what you are feeling or are growing through. Hearing the memories you An your mom (aunt Diana)an granny shared an talking with you puts a smile on my face. Diana to be so strong an care for her mother the way she did proves you are strong just like your mother. She has many family members an friends who loved her deeply and will miss her now but one day will meet up with her to be rejoined. She is now with her parents granny and papa looking down at us and watching us as our angels. Our love from Hood River to Artesia for our Aunt/Great-Aunt Diana W. Bustamante ♥️ Love you aunty♥️
Anita Bustamante,Emma Steele&Eli SteeleHood River, OR
Such a sweet friend. Always had a smile and a fun laugh. Will miss you my friend.
Becky EubankLos Lunas, NM
I am so sorry for the family’s loss Ashley. I have heard amazing and wonderful things about your mother💕. I spent hours talking to my dad the morning of her passing. He always was making sure his little sister was taken care of and hearing some funny stories about them growing up. I could tell she was a bright light in the family and she will be deeply missed. Xoxoxo prayers and hugs 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
Alicia Bustamante, OR
May she rest in peace. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Angela DeShongFort Drum, NY
Diana was am amazing woman she will be missed R.I.P. Ashley and Gabriel, our condolences to the family. Prayers for peace and comfort. ❤🙏
Delfa CruzArtesia, NM