Mariana Bernal was born on Feb. 18, 1930, in Converse, Texas, to Epifano and Elena (Garcia) Bernal. She grew up in Converse and attended school there. She married Jose Bustos on April 18, 1949. She was a homemaker, worked as a cook for the Duke Public School, cleaned homes, ran her own business and also worked as a caregiver for the Mangum Nursing Home. Mariana enjoyed growing flowers, plants, and working in the yard. A loving mother with a joy for living made her very dear to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose.
Survivors include her eight children, Daniel Bustos and wife Shirley of Duke, Lydia Garner of Mangum, David Bustos of Duke, Delio Bustos and wife Janet of Claremore, Abel Bustos of Granite, Richard Bustos and wife Vickie of Duke, Alice Rozzo and husband William of Byron, Ga., and JoAnn Cox of Sapulpa; a son-in-law, M.D. Cox of Duke; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bonifica Arce and Consuelo Pena; and two brothers, Heladio Bernal of San Antonio, Texas, and Luis Bernal of Ogden, Utah.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kincannon funeral home.
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com