|Birth: ||Jul. 20, 1939|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 2011|
ALBUQUERQUE — Memorial service for Dorothy M. Baca, 71, will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, at Sacred Heart Cathedral Church, Gallup. The Rev. Lawrence O'Keefe will officiate. Burial will be held by the family at a later date. A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m., June 14 at Sacred Heart Cathedral Church.
Baca died June 6, 2011, in Albuquerque. She was born July 20, 1939, in Pagosa Springs, Colo.
Baca's early years were spent in Colorado and in 1954 she moved to Gallup, where she attended Sacred Heart Cathedral High School graduating in 1957. Most of her career was spent in the legal field working for various Gallup law firms. She went on to work for the State of New Mexico's District Attnorney's office, Eleventh Judicial District, the Municipal Court and finally serving as Gallup Municipal Judge, retiring in 1995. Baca was active in choir, Glee Club and Cathedral Panther cheerleader for football and basketball in high school. She received a two year scholarship to Draughans Business College in Albuquerue. Durig her tenure as municipal judge, she attended the Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. She was very active in civic and community organizations, most passionate about those that helped the needy, disabled, children and citizens of Gallup.
he was a member of the Legal Secretaries Association, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and Gallup Soroptimists. Hobbies and activies she enjoyed were her weekly bowling league, doll collecting, flower gardening, jazzercise and the outdoors. Her most treasured moments were times spent with her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Baca; daughters, Sandra Lynne Gonzales, Lisa Baca Diaz; son, Mark Baca; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Baca was preceded in death by Joseph Paul Gonzales, Michelle Rene Gonzales.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mother Magda/Casa Reina, Gallup
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Record added: Jun 15, 2011
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