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Arthur "Auturo" Blea
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1926
Death: Jun. 26, 2008

ALBUQUERQUE Funeral services for Antonio (Tony) T. Baca, 81, will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 1, at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Steve Delgado will officiate. Interment will follow in Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit at the mortuary on Tuesday, 9 a.m. until time of service.

Baca died Thursday, June 26, 2008. He was born Aug. 19, 1926.

Baca was a long time resident of Gallup. His mother passed away when Tony was 4-years old and he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Manuelita and Juan Chavez (Mom and Dad). Baca retired in 1989 from the Gallup Fire Department. He had also served as a police officer in Gallup. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal.

Survivors include his companion, Muriel Montano, Albuquerque; children: Victor Baca of Los Lunas, Ida Chavez of Rafael, Orpha M. Baca, Diana M. Esparza, both of Albuquerque, Anthony Baca of Flagstaff; sister, Barbara Sedillos of Albuquerque; brother, Gilbert Chavez of California; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Baca was preceded in death by his parents, Manuelita and Juan Chavez; wife, Cecilia S. Baca; brother, Leo Chavez; sister, Melba Chavez.

Pallbearers will be Victor A. Baca, Ralph Chavez, Paul H. Chavez, Jacob E. Chavez, Micheal Walker, and Victor Vaquera
 
 
Burial:
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: Spyrose
Record added: Jul 10, 2008
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Arthur Auturo Blea
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