David C. Bostwick

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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David C. Bostwick, 78, a resident of Bosque Farms, New Mexico, passed away on July 21, 2019 after suffering a heart attack.

David was born in Dillon, Montana, on July 26, 1940 to Gerald and Marjorie Bostwick. He graduated from Beaverhead County High School and after a year of college, influenced by his older brother Maurice, he entered the U.S. Army National Guard. He was stationed in Oklahoma his first year to receive specialized training. He then attended OCS training in Ft. Knox, Kentucky, in 1973. He completed Command and General Staff training with the Guard in Leavenworth, Kansas. He eventually achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel and retired after 33 years of service. He served as an engineer in the U.S. Forest Service before working as a contractor for Kirtland Air Force Base and managing his own construction company. He was well-known for his skills in wood-working and he was adored in his neighborhood for always lending a hand with yard work and especially for assisting elderly neighbors with household handyman chores.

Dave had a love for his kids and their families, and enjoyed fishing, boating, wood-working, and his dogs. To say he will be missed is an understatement. Dave was thoughtful and generous with his talent, his time, and his love. He never missed an opportunity to sing Happy Birthday to his family in the early morning hours. “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise” were words he lived by.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Marjorie Bostwick; and sister, Myrla Deane, who died at 2 years old.

David was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. He is survived by his wife, Laura Bostwick (Aug. 30 would mark 40 years); three daughters, Revae Bostwick (Koichi Ueno) and their girls, Miana and Aleena; Brenda Kitto (Jeff) and their girls Macee, Jennevieve, and Kate; and greatgranddaughter Tehya; and Leigh Bostwick and her son CJ; two step-sons, Robert Martin, and Marshall Martin, Jr. (Gina) and their kids, Taylor and Keaton; five siblings, Maurice Bostwick (Marian), Virgil Bostwick (Harriet), Ted Bostwick (Linda), Edna Jones (Joe), and Dallas Bostwick; first wife, Sandra Pfau; numerous nieces and nephews; and two fur friends, Wiggles and Sammy.

David has elected to be cremated and there will be no funeral service or visitation. Condolence messages can be posted at https://noblinfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., (505) 866-9992.