Belanda Mustache, 1971-2019

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Belanda “Benny” Mustache

Belanda Ann Mustache, 48, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own bed on Dec. 11, 2019. Most commonly known as Benny, she had many other nicknames specific to different people in her life.

She was the daughter of Betty Ann Begay, Dominick Mustache, and Michael Mustache, mother of Antonio “Taco” Mustache and Izzy (her beloved Chihuahua), grandmother of Jaxon Mustache, sister, auntie, cousin-sister, niece and a friend to many.

Anyone who knew Benny would be able to speak to her unique character, wonderful sense of humor, and zest for life. She was notorious for her little Chihuahuas starting with Shaylene (the queen bee) and ending with Isabella (Izzy).

There was never a dull moment and she managed to keep herself entertained throughout all stages of her life. She had many passions, from creating metal art to calling into radio competitions, of which a cap was placed on how many times she could win.

Of course, many of us know how much she loved to gamble and it was easy to see why, because she rarely lost. Probably one of her favorite ways to pass the time was getting on her Harley-Davidson.

A viewing is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, 2515 Patterson Road in Grand Junction, Colorado. A celebration of Benny’s life is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 701 Locust Lane in Moab.

Donations to help pay for her memorials can be made online at

The family thanks everyone for the love and support they have received during this time, and especially those who supported Benny in the past.