Bobby Frank Mata, 75, of Tucumcari, New Mexico passed away in McIntosh, New Mexico on April 2, 2012. Bobby was born July 16, 1936, in Tucumcari, New Mexico to Adelido Rivera and Paplita Mata. Bobby was an Air Force Veteran. He was a Jeweler for Sunbelt.
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Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Genoveva Mata and Mararo Garcia, who raised him; son, Max Mata; grandsons, Erineo Chavez and Jeremy Trujillo; great-granddaughter, Ruby Barela; one brother, and three sisters.
He is survived by his sons, Frank B. Mata and Lillian of Tijeras, New Mexico, Felix C. Mata and Shelia of Los Lunas, New Mexico, Peter A. Mata and JoAnn Loretto of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Manuel I. Mata and Crysta of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughters, Christine Chavez of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Carmen Mata and Mark Haynes of McIntosh, New Mexico, and Prudie R. Mata and her husband, Jeremy Trujillo of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brothers, Jimmy Rivera, Alex Rivera, George Rivera and Mike Mata; sisters, Carmen Rivera, Anita Rivera and Rosie Griego; seventeen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Arrangements entrusted to:
"Our Family Serving Your Family"
Moriarty and Mountainair, New Mexico
Published in the Quay County Sun on Apr. 11, 2012