Clovis ‘Butch’ Drake Busselle

January 3, 2011 • Obituaries


A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at South Park Cemetery for Clovis Busselle, 67, who passed away Dec. 29, 2010, in Albuquerque. Chaplain Randy Havenor will officiate. Butch was born Oct. 13, 1943, in Tucson, Ariz., to Clovis Wilbur Busselle and Beatrice Drake Simmons. Both parents preceded him in death. [auth] He is survived by his loving wife, Freda Susan Anderson Busselle; daughter, Shelley Havenor and husband, Randy; son, Lincoln D. Busselle and wife, Jessica; sisters, Jan Durrett, Gayle Wilson and Judy Shearer; and grandchildren, Steven and Katie Havenor, Lincoln P., Olivia and Abigail Busselle.

Butch had lived in Roswell since 1970, coming from Lordsburg, N.M. He was of the Southern Baptist faith. Butch was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was the original owner of Golden Rule Muffler & Alignment Shop from 1971 to 1994 and Computer Assisted Building Design from 1996 to present, both in Roswell.

He was an accomplished drummer who played music with various bands locally and in southern New Mexico. Butch will be remembered for the joy he brought to people’s lives through his wit and humor, his gracious ways, and as a man of integrity. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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