Bobby Frank Mata
(July 16, 1936 - April 2, 2012)
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, NM to Adelido Rivera and Paplita Mata. Bobby was an Air Force Veteran. He was a Jeweler for Sunbelt. 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, NM, Felix C. Mata and Shelia of Los Lunas, NM, Peter A. Mata and JoAnn Loretto of Albuquerque, NM, Manuel I. Mata and Crysta of Albuquerque, NM; daughters, Christine Chavez of Albuquerque, NM, Carmen Mata and Mark Haynes of McIntosh, NM, and Prudie R. Mata and her husband Jeremy Trujillo of Albuquerque, NM; brothers, Jimmy Rivera, Alex Rivera, George Rivera and Mike Mata; sisters, Carmen Rivera, Anita Rivera and Rosie Griego; seventeen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.