|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1938|
|Death: ||Sep. 5, 2013|
Doroteo "Joty" G. Baca, age 84, a resident of Tome, NM passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013. Joty was a proud member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and in his earlier days participated in their fund raisers and proudly served along with Virginia as Mayordomos. Joty was instrumental in getting the cemetery land donated to the Church. Joty also participated in the installation of the crosses on top of Tome Hill. Joty was also active with the Tome Fire Department. Joty participated in many events to raise money for the Boys Ranches of New Mexico. Joty proudly rode with the Sheriff's Posse. Joty was one of the founders of Cibola County Campout where he and Virginia brought tremendous joy to many children of the area. Joty served in Korea as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army as a Surveyor. This resulted in a lifetime of sadness and confusion as he carried the painful and un-healing wounds of a soldier. Joty worked as a postal carrier and manager for Ramah Lake Venture. Joty and his dear friend, Griego ran riding stables in the East Mountains. Joty was recognized worldwide for 60 years of work preserving America's Original Colonial Spanish Horse. The breed, now in danger of extinction. Joty was awarded lifetime achievement by the Horse of America's Registry and recognized by American Indian Horse Registry. His dream was to raise awareness to the plight of the horse that built this country. Joty travelled across the country and to numerous fairs and events in the state talking about the importance of preserving this historical treasure. Joty will be missed by so many who loved him dearly. Joty is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia Baca, nine children, Dorothy Koenig and Ted, Richard Baca and his wife, Carolyn, Anthony Baca and his wife, Patsy, Paulina Saunders, Mark Baca, Annette Gonzales and John, Diane Eggler and her husband, Pete, Gregorio Baca and Roxanne Thomas and her husband, Lar. Joty adored all his numerous precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. A final visitation will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be held celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Tome Catholic Cemetery.
New Mexico, USA
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Record added: Sep 06, 2013
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