Winfred Eugene Benavente Busbey Jr.

Winfred Eugene Benavente Busbey Jr.

Winfred Eugene Benavente Busbey Jr. of Dallas died Nov. 10 from complications from lung infections at Guam Memorial Hospital in Tamuning, Guam.

Busbey was born March 26, 1978 in Guam and has moved between Dallas and Los Angeles since 1996.

Busbey, a familiar drag queen along Cedar Springs, performed under the name “Kiona.” While living in Dallas he worked at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre from 2001 to 2005, then later worked in Landmark Theatres’ corporate office in Los Angeles.

After 2005, he still spent a lot of time in Dallas, moving back temporarily several times. Earlier this year, he had moved back permanently. He then went to Guam for an extended visit, where he passed away.

Busbey leaves behind his mother, Martha Busbey of Dededo, Guam; father Winfred Eugene Busbey Sr., brothers Alex and Nicolas, and sister Samantha Busbey of Little Rock, Ark., and dog Sookie of Los Angeles, Ca.

Official services will be held on 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Ada’s Mortuary in Sinajana, Guam. A local memorial celebration will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Pepe’s and Mito’s Mexican Café, 2911 Elm St.

To reach the family or to send donations call Rita Meno Price at 214-600-5823.


Victoria Leanne Bucher Chastain

Victoria Leanne Bucher Chastain

Victoria Leanne Bucher Chastain, a Dallas native, died Nov. 5 in Sherman, Texas.

Chastain was born on May 11, 1969 in Dallas and lived in Sherman and Tom Bean for the past 25 years.

Friends and family knew her as a loving mother to her two sons, Alexander and Andrew.

She struggled with lifelong physical challenges stemming from a catastrophic auto accident resulting in brain injury leading to seizures and chronic pain. While her family will miss her, they take comfort knowing she will no longer be in pain.

Along with her sons, Alex of Tom Bean and Andrew of Austin, she leaves behind numerous family members, including her mother Jan Taylor, and stepmother Linda Porter, both of Dallas; father Richard Bucher, and aunt and uncle Sue and Bill Tiemann, all of Kerrville; brothers Rick of Dallas, and Geoff of Denison; stepsister Amye White of Midlothian; and stepbrother Joel Judkins of Auburn, Ga.

There will be no service, as Chastain requested.


Roger Stanley

Roger Stanley

Roger Stanley, 57, died on Nov. 13 after a double lung transplant.

He graduated from Lakehill School in Dallas and received his bachelors degree from Boston University and a masters in social work from University of Maryland.

For two decades, he owned Four Seasons Assisted Living in Bel Air, Md., and Scrub-A-Dub Dog in Baltimore.

Two years ago, Stanley moved back to Dallas with his husband, Andres Finkielstein, and became a member of Congregation Beth El Binah.
He is also survived by his mother Renee, brothers Marc and David, sisters Nancy and Wendy, and seven nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held on Nov. 15 at Sparkman Hillcrest. Donations can be made to the American Lung Association or a charity of your choice.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 20, 2015.