Arthur Mario Santos Banda "Boo" went home to the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.
Boo was born on Nov. 19, 1991, to Carisa Banda-Short and Arthur Banda Sr. Boo was born in Billings and spent time living in Idaho. His passion in life was restoring old vehicles. He loved his family, his son, fishing, the outdoors, music and spending time with his friends. He had a kind heart and spirit. Even though not long in this life, he made an adventure out of every moment.
"Boo, you are truly loved and none of us will ever forget you. Vaya Con Dios, Boo."
Boo was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Antonio Santos Contreras, Robert P. Martinez and Bubzy Short; his grandmother, Margret M. Britzius; and stepfather, Vince Short.
Boo leaves behind his mother Carisa and father Arthur; his son Azriel Banda; siblings, Justina, Melissa (Ismael) Rivera, Patricia, Antonia Banda, Giovanni, Robert and Cecelia Short; grandmothers Patricia and Nora; grandfather Mario; great-grandparents Margaret and Vincent Meza. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends, including Czar and Turtle.
A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Smith's Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th.