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Ralph A. Busco August 29, 1941 - January 3, 2020

Ralph A. Busco

August 1941 – January 2020

Ralph Busco, 78, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Retirement Center after battling kidney failure and pneumonia in the lungs.

Born on August 29, 1941 in Montpelier, Idaho, his parents, Sylvester Busco and Nathel Ashley, raised him in that same town. Ralph helped his dad work the family business, Busco Produce Co., for many years.

Ralph obtained his doctorate in education and served many years in different leadership capacities as principal and superintendent in various schools in California.

Ralph is survived by his sister, Shirley Hammons of Bartlett, TN and his three children: Steven Busco of Simi Valley, CA, Holly Sanders of Las Vegas, NV, and Kent Busco of Provo, UT. He has eight grandchildren.

Ralph’s memorial services will take place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Crow’s Landing 1st Ward located at 18601 Crows Landing Road, Crows Landing, CA 95313 on January 18, 2020 at 11AM. Burial will be at the Montpelier Cemetery where he will be buried next to his parents.


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  1. Michael Ostrofsky says

    Got to know Ralph over the past year as we’d have breakfast at the same restaurant on weekday mornings.

    Really enjoyed his sense of humor. We talked about football quite a bit and the Mormon Church from time-to-time as well. This past summer the Oakland Temple was open for the first time to visitors in over 50 years — and he just lit up when I told him my father and I were going to visit.

    I miss him greatly — and will not forget him. Take care, Ralph.

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