Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Kenneth C. Bustamante
January 23, 1967 -- December 24, 2017

Kenneth C. Bustamante, 50, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Socorro, NM on January 23, 1967 to Clemente and Romelia (Reyes) Bustamante. Ken was a lifelong resident of Polvadera, NM where he operated the family farm, his favorite place to be. He never met a stranger. He was always there for family and friends with a helping hand and a smile on his face. His laughter was so contagious it could be heard for miles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his beloved father and sister, Ingrid. Ken is survived by his loving wife, Myrna, his devoted children Natasha (James), Nadia, Clement (Cara), Desiree (Brittany), Zarina (Eddie), JB, JosLynn, Kenneth (Shaina) and Levi and his mother, Romelia who he loved and adored. He is also survived by his precious grandchildren Sean, Kadeyn, Jazmine, Ky'Lea, Julijah, Mireya, Kennedy, and Lauren who adoringly referred to him as "Papa." He will be missed by his siblings, Eddie (Jeanette), Brenda (Pat) and Paul and numerous nieces and nephews. The Holy Rosary will be recited on Thursday, December 28 at 8:30 a.m. at San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro, NM followed by the Mass of Resurrection which will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., interment will be held at San Lorenzo Catholic Cemetery in Polvadera, NM with a reception to follow at Bustamante Farms in Polvadera. Pallbearers are Paul Bustamante, Jr., Dominick Coughlin, Clement Bustamante, JB Gonzales, Kenneth Bustamante II and Levi Bustamante. Honorary Pallbearers are Brandon Coughlin, Kadeyn McNeil, Desiree Bustamante, Brittany McDaniel, James McNeil and the many friends he left behind. Ken's care has been entrusted to: 


Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe   


mary chavez December 27, 2017

friend Amarillo , Texas

my thoughts an prayers to the bustamante family.so sorry for your loss.

Chris Trujillo December 27, 2017

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend. It is our desire to offer and provide guidance and assurance to you during this difficult time. We want to send you, our heartfelt condolences, and wish you and your family everlasting memories and peaceful reflection. May God comfort you and provide you strength. Please accept our gratitude for placing your trust in us to care for Kenneth, it is our privilege and honor to serve your family. Our warmest regards, Chris Trujillo and the entire staff of Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

Elizabeth Bustamante December 27, 2017

Albuquerque , New Mexico

I am so sorry for your loss, Kenny and all the family are in my prayers.

Yolanda Martinez December 27, 2017

Chile Vendor Albuquerque , New Mexico

Bustamante family, our deepest condolences go out to you. We are sadden to hear about Kenny, He was such a great person and will be truly missed by all. Prayers and may God speed.

Lauren L. Ruff December 27, 2017

Friend Albuquerque , New Mexico

Sincere sympathy and condolences for the entire Bustamante family as Kenny is welcomed into Heaven as a very special new angel.

Manuel and Pamela Vega December 27, 2017

Friend , New Mexico

Sending our deepest condolences. Kenny was a wonderful man, and his loss is felt by many. We will keep the family in our prayers, and hope you can all find peace in knowing he is at rest.

Debbie King (Card) December 27, 2017

Classmate - friend Magdalena , New Mexico

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences.Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. May kenny’s memory be a blessing.

Marla Howes December 27, 2017

Friend Lemitar , New Mexico

My sincere condolence to the family of Kenny. Prayes of strength to the family in this time of need.

Adeline Vasquez December 28, 2017

Not related. Prescott Valley , Arizona

In the loss of Kenneth C. Bustamante, sincere condolences to the family and his many friends. He has a smile that is contagious bringing a smile to all. Our dear heavenly Father takes note of the pain and sorrow that you have. His promises gives hope of restoring the lives of many that have fallen asleep in death. John 5:28,29 and Acts 24:15 I pray that his words bring you comfort and hope. Sincerely, Adeline V. jw.org

Steve and Nicole Orrantia December 28, 2017

Friend Silver City , New Mexico

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Ken. He was an amazing man that always made us feel comfortable when we had Kennedy and after. Sending love, thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Fly with the angels Ken. 😥💔

John Meadows December 29, 2017

Estancia , New Mexico

So very sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with Kenny when buying hay at his farm. My sincere sympathy to his family.

Kit J and Sandra M Cornelius December 29, 2017

Socorro , New Mexico

We are so very sad to hear of Kenny's passing. Kenny was always honest and fair and he will be definitely missed. Our most sincere sympathy to Kenny's family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

M.W. December 29, 2017

Dear Bustamante Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Times like this can be very difficult to deal with. At times, you may feel like there is no one to turn to. You may even feel like no one understands your pain. But there is one person we can turn to that can help us through all of our trials. Yes, God can help you during this difficult time. Pray to him constantly and he will help you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Isa. 26:19)

Dan and Dolores Padilla January 04, 2018

Neighbor and Friends Los Lunas , New Mexico

Our Prayers go out to Kenny’s Family at the most difficult time. Our memories will recall Kenny as a true gentleman, loving father and caring son. God Bless you Kenny!

Darin Gibson January 05, 2018

Childhood friend and neighbor

My sincere condolences to Kenny's family. Although I left Polvadera in high school, I do recall fun middle school age memories, riding motorcycles, the school bus, baseball, playing with Paul and Kenny. My prayers are with Kenny and Family. Blessings, Darin Gibson