William “Bill” Albert Busick 


William “Bill” Albert Busick

On March 17, 2024, William “Bill” Albert Busick, of Albuquerque, at age 82, was called home to be with his Heavenly Father. He was a Godly man, who had a powerful relationship with our Lord. Each morning, he read his devotional and bible which nurtured his spirit. Bill lived his life following the Golden Rule. 

Bill had many amazing accomplishments throughout his life. He served in the United States Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, where he was activated to Korea and Japan as a para rescue. He received an honorable discharge as a master sergeant. 

Bill had an impactful career with the Albuquerque Fire Department as a fireman and paramedic. As a paramedic, he was so highly respected, he was always called upon to ride the ambulance detail when president’s and other dignitaries were in town.  

He served as an instructor for decades at UNM EMS Academy and later at CNM. He trained many paramedics and EMTs who continue to provide emergency medical services throughout New Mexico. He is often referred to as “a legend” in the EMS field.  

He also worked on ski patrol at several New Mexico ski resorts and for Med Bow, where he served for over 22 years providing paramedic services for rodeo and horse events. He also served on several DMAT team deployments to include the first DMAT team deployment by the federal government where they provided emergency medical services for the St Croix hurricane victims in makeshift hospitals made out of military tents that were located in the parking lots of hospitals that had been destroyed. 

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, George and Rosina Busick. 

He is survived by the love of his life, wife of 18 years, Brenda Cordova-Busick; the twilight of his eye, daughter, Sarah Silva, who he lovingly referred to as Bubba; father-in-law, Arthur Cordova (Kathy); mother-in-law, Tomasita Cordova; sister, Bonnie Shiflett; sister-in-law, Judy Cordova-Romero (Lauren); brother-in-laws, Phillip Cordova and Jerome Cordova (Susan); nieces, Julia Free (Grady), Sheri Coombs (Guy), Lori Haupt (Chuck), Lauren Cordova and Olivia Cordova; nephews, John West, Thomas Cordova and Tristan Cordova; and many dearly-loved great-nieces and nephews and many life-long friends. 

Bill was a kind and loving gentleman, who left a lasting impression to all who came into contact with him. In his lifetime, through his gentle demeanor, he was many things to so many people, he had a heart of gold and truly enjoyed life.  

He was an avid golfer, roper, ranch sorter, fly fisherman, water skier, snow skier and flat track motorcycle racer. He loved watching rodeo and bull riding events. Most importantly, he was a true gentleman with a kind spirit who lived a life of service. 

His celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, April 2,  with visitation starting at 9 a.m., followed by the celebration of life at 10 a.m. and reception. All services to be held at the New Beginnings Church, 4770 Montgomery Blvd., NE, Albuquerque. His final interment will be carried out at the Santa Fe National Cemetery scheduled at 2:30 p.m. 

Pallbearers are Lauren Romero, Phillip Cordova, Jerome Cordova, Mike McCallister; Don Hossink and Taylor Coombs. Honorary pallbearers are Sarah Silva, Kathy Kaestner, Eric Rasmussen, Larry Cobb, Mike Suber, Lorraine and Andy Griner, Candy and Ray De Fraedy, Sammy Trujillo, Roy Winchester, Marti Montoya and Mike Cleland. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Saranam at [email protected]. 

Please sign Bill’s online tribute at romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen. 

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