Daniel M. Bustamante

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Daniel M. Bustamante

September 03, 1940 - February 24, 2019

Daniel M. Bustamante Daniel M. Bustamante, 78, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019, in Fort Worth.
Service is 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Woodland Park Cemetery. Visitation is noon-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He was born September 3, 1940, in El Campo, Texas, the son of Daniel and Sebera (Mancias) Bustamante. He married Elida Trevino October 1, 1969, in Mineral Wells.
Daniel grew up on a farm in South Texas, the first of 10 children. He enlisted in the Army in 1962, becoming a helicopter maintenance technician. Daniel volunteered for a tour of duty in South Vietnam from 1968-69. Upon returning from his tour of duty, he was assigned to Fort Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas. It was here that he met and married his wife Elida, and for the next 49 years they spent their lives together.
They traveled together for the next 12 years, while still serving in the Army. They lived in the countries of Panama and Germany. They also lived in Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Riley, Kansas, and Fort Hood, Texas. It was at Fort Hood where he decided to retire from the Army. They decided to move and live in Mineral Wells to settle down.
Once in Mineral Wells, he felt the need to serve again. He eventually found new a calling, and became one of Mineral Wells "finest" as a police officer. He was on the police force for nearly 10 years before deciding to fully retire. After retirement, they both decided to move and live in Fort Worth and Wichita Falls, Texas; they finally returned to Mineral Wells to rest.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Elida Bustamante; sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Tammy Bustamante, David and Beverly Bustamante; daughters and sons-in-law Dora Bustamante and Simon Losoya, Dolores Bustamante and Cristobal Tello; brothers, Frank and Sebero; sisters, Henrietta, Mary, Olivia and Yolanda; sisters-in-law, Margie, Pauline, Gloria and Lupe; brothers-in-law, Carlos, Benny, Manual and Steve; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews extended family members and a host of loving friends.
Daniel was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Luis and Joe; and a sister, Jane.
Leave condolences at www.bcbfuneralhome.com.
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Published on February 26, 2019
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4 posts

Dan Burns
Mar 06, 2019
I worked with Daniel at Mi eral Wells PD.
He was a great guy to work with.
May he rest in peace.
You served well my friend.
Elisa Bustamante
Feb 28, 2019
Knowing Daniel was a blessing.  He was strong man with a heart of gold and a wonderful grandfather, role model to my son Devin Bustamante.  Death leaves a heartache no one can heal love leaves a memory no one can steal.  Fly with the Angel's my dear father and friend.  You will be forever missed.  I love you dearly.
Brian Pollard
Feb 26, 2019
Condolences and prayers to Daniel's family. May a good man spend eternity in Heaven.
Raquel Lera
Feb 26, 2019
I’m going to miss you Tio! I will miss you’re stories y plus I remeber when I would sleep on you’re chest.