Thursday, August 26, 2010

OBITUARY: David Baca

David Baca
July 31, 1941-Aug. 17, 2010

David Baca, 69, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in Albuquerque. David was born on July 31, 1941 to Vivian and Sinforosa (Madril) Baca in Socorro.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Celina (Griego) Baca of Socorro; his devoted children, Melissa D. Collins and husband, Joe David of El Paso; Jessica N. Huffer and husband, Keith of Littleton, Colo.; David “Pelon” Baca Jr. and wife, Theresa of Socorro; and James Michael Baca and wife, Judy of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Jasmine; Adam; Ashley; and Breanna; 1 great grandchild, Cadence Xavier; 2 step-grandchildren, Delicia; and Shelia; his brothers, Fred Mata; Mike Mata and wife Frances; James Mata and wife Patsy; and Dan Baca and wife, Elda; his nephew, Oliver Pena and wife Carol; and several Cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
David was a lifelong resident of Socorro. He was the owner and operator of the Mountain View Bar in Lemitar for over 20 years, starting in 1988. David enjoyed hunting, camping, baseball, and football.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rose Anne Baca-Montano; and one grandson, Richard A. Montano. A Memorial Communion Service will be held on Monday, August 23, 2010 at the San Miguel Catholic Church, Parish Hall in Socorro at 11:00 a.m. with Deacon Mike Ybarra officiating.
Honorary Pallbearers are Adam Baca, David Avalos, Ryan Lopez Jr., Louie Torres, Sean Smith, Tomas Smith, Alan Brawley, Louis A. Vega, and Bernie Romero. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Socorro High School Football Team: SHS Warrior Football Booster Club, 1118 Hope Farm Road, Socorro, NM 87801.
Those who wish to send condolences may do so at Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM 87801, (575) 835-1530.

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