Donald L. Busch, 76, died Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Mesilla Valley Hospice/La Posada. He is survived by his wife, Marie Reilly, and a cousin, Donna Burres of Sparks, Nev. He requested cremation, and no formal memorial service. A gathering of friends is planned for the spring. Born in North Dakota and reared in California, Don was a weapons tester in the U.S. Army, (SP5). He was a budget analyst at the General Services Administration and the U.S. National Archives in Washington, D.C. In Las Cruces, at the ITC Help Desk at NMSU, he trained faculty and students. Don was a dear and loving husband, and witty companion; an honorable man and good friend; a voracious reader and lifelong learner; a peaceful man. To make a donation in his honor, please consider Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary or the Mesilla Valley Hospice/La Posada. Arrangements Getz Funeral Home, corner of Solano and Bowman Ave. To sign our local online guestbook, please log onto www.GetzCares.com.