Downard, Albert "Buster" Richard Jr.
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79, of Peoria, AZ passed away 4.20.13. Born 7.27.33 in Phx, son of late Al & Geneva Downard. Preceded in death by daughter Arlene & brother Thomas. Survived by brothers Robert & Claude. He served in the Army & was honorably discharged. He married Muriel Richart on 6.3.52. Attended Glendale High School. Al showed cattle as a young boy. He worked on his parents dairy & enjoyed agricultural farming & ranching. He helped his dad with cattle auctions & enjoyed team roping & was a member of the Westside Sheriffs Posse. He is survived by his wife Muriel; 2 daughters, Ranae (Mike) Wooden, Lori (Jeff) Melton, 4 grandchildren, David, Jamie Wooden, Heather (Adam) Sweet, Cody Melton & 8 great grandchildren. Services 10:00am 4.29.13 Best Funeral Hm, 9380 W. Peoria Ave. Peoria. Graveside service 1:00pm 4.29.13 National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phx
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 26, 2013