~Louis "Tex" Buono, age 90, of Dover, N.J. passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013 in Fort Mohave, Ariz. Mr. Buono was born June 30, 1923 in Dover, N.J.

~Mr Buono was a WWII Veteran and received a Purple Heart, and worked at the Yuma Proving Grounds for many, many years.

~He loved his family. He also loved country western movies, music, yodeling and whistling with his guitar.

~He was preceded in death by his parents, Assunta Buono and Giovanni Buono.

~Mr. Buono is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mrs. Edith L. Buono; four sons, Charles Buono, Kenneth Buono, Raymond Buono, John Buono; two daughters, Deborah (Dennis) Fewer, Florence (George) Staten; sister, Ms. Filomena Nielson; twelve grandchildren, Sherri Spragg, Chano Buono, Channell Buono, Joseph Buono, Anastasia Buono, Chiara Buono, Megan Buono, Molly Buono, Norreen Simmon, Valerie Leyva, Chuck Phipps, and Naomi Martinez; twenty-two great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews and friends; and two devoted friends, Mr & Mrs. George Martinez of Yuma, Ariz.

~A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Desert Lawn Cemetery, 9250 S. Ranchero Lane, Mohave Valley, AZ with Rev. Pete Kinney officiating.

~In lieu of flowers the family requests donation to be made to American Legion, Post 19, 2575 S. Virginia Drive, Yuma, AZ.,85364.

Funeral Home

Desert Lawn Funeral Home
9250 S. Ranchero Lane Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
(928) 763-5959

Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Nov. 3 to Nov. 10, 2013