Obituary of Armando Alvarado Busick
Armando Alvarado Busick passed away peacefully at his home in Ashland, Oregon on the Full Moon in June, an auspicious date on the Tibetan calendar. He is survived by his son, Bodhi Busick and by his daughter (from his first marriage) Medina (Mindy) Stout, his grandson, Aaron Stout, baby great-granddaughter and his partner, Libbi Mcgeorge. He is also survived by his former wife and forever friend, Perissa Busick. Armando was born and raised in Los Angeles by his Mexican mother and grandfather. He attributed his deep love of all life to his grandfather, who taught him that even spiders and ants are sacred beings. He went to art school in L.A. which honed his skills as a graphic artist and designer. During the 60’s and the Summers of Love, Armando worked in San Francisco as an artist at the San Francisco Oracle. Later, while living in Marin County and Nevada County, he worked as a graphic artist and illustrator for a diverse clientele designing business cards,flyers T-shirt, posters and astrological calendars. He illustrated Stephen Levine’s“ Planet Steward”while living in Santa Cruz and Unity Press published his “Pages From a Tree” in the Artist Notebook Series. While in Marin County, he lived at the Yogi Bajhan Ashram for a while and designed and illustrated the Spiritual Community Guide. He, also, designed many book covers for Shambhala Publications. He, continually worked on his Journals and while in Ashland created a set of intuitive Alchemical cards called “Tree I.” Armando suffered a severe stroke five years ago, but continued to try to redevelop his skills and craft. While he wasn’t able to speak, he was able to sing and on his son Bodhi’s last visit they sang together. Armando will be remembered for his gentleness, his extraordinary creativity, his art work, his music, his intellectual curiosity, his spiritual discipline and his deep love of nature, especially trees. He will be deeply missed. “It is the story of all life that is holy and is good to tell, and of us two-leggeds sharing in it with the four leggeds and the wings of the air and all green things, for these are children of one mother and their father is One Spirit” Black Elk Speaks. Om Amitabha Hri
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