Published: Tuesday, October 11th, 2005
Alan Bugg Services: 1 p.m. on Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Tucumcari. Alan Henry Bugg, 50, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on July 4, 1955, in Albuquerque. When only days old, he was adopted and brought home to Tucumcari by the late Kay and Henry Bugg. He attended Tucumcari Schools, graduating from Tucumcari High School in 1975. He married Catherine Priddy in Santa Fe in 1987. During his lifetime, he was employed by his parents on their farms and ranch, the Matador Cattle Co., Tucumcari E.M.S., the Quay County Sheriff's Office, Quay County Detention Center, the Holiday Inn of Tucumcari and the City of Tucumcari. He was a member and deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Tucumcari, a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1172, the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association and the Tucumcari Crime Stoppers. He struggled with diabetes for over half his life and on June 7, 2005, was given a second chance with a kidney, pancreas transplant at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis, enabling him to complete his life without having to take insulin. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lana Kay Bugg. He is survived by his wife, Catherine of Tucumcari; his son, Quinten Lee Bugg of Tucumcari; his two brothers, Holland "Buddy" Manning (and wife, Karen) and John R. Bugg (Donna), all of Tucumcari; two nephews and a host of cousins, including Della Winnett and family, Barbara Cast and family, Muriel Latham Pfeifer and family, Joe Evelyn Morton and family, all of Tucumcari; his aunts, Dorothy Thomas and Ruth Morton, both of Big Springs, Texas, and Annie Mae of Texas; and uncles, Bill McLeroy of California and Bob McLeroy of Texas. Rev. Lola Allender of the First Presbyterian Church in Tucumcari and Rev. Ben Larzelere of Christ Lutheran Church of Santa Fe will officiate the memorial services. Following his wishes, cremation has taken place. The family suggests donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Tucumcari Helping Hands Hospice, the 4-H Foundation or a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.
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