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Ernestine Rivera Baca
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1936
El Paso County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul., 2012

Ernestine (Rivera) Baca was born in Fabens, Texas on March 16, 1936 to Catarino and Antonia (Chavez) Rivera.

She was the older sister of Joaquin Rivera and Ramona Rivera.

She was married to Alejandro Baca for 59 years and together they raised 4 daughters: Liz Baca Martin, Sylvia Baca, Roseanne Baca, and Sally Baca. Her grandchildren include Dulcinea Lara & Oscar Mendoza, Stephanie Martin, Leonor Lara, Alexis (Rel) & Enrico Sagum, and Al Na'ir Lara. She was happy to meet her first great-granddaughter, Raz Lara-Mendoza.

Ernestine was preceded in death by her parents.

For a time, Ernestine worked at the NMSU Nutrition Program, and served on Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Center's board of directors. She was an accomplished homemaker, baker, seamstress, and gardener. She was often described as a strong matriarch with a spirited attitude. Things simply got done when she was around. She set high standards for herself and expected nothing but the best from those around her. In addition to valuing the finer things in life, she and her husband enjoyed travelling and visited Bermuda, Brazil, Costa Rica, Equador, Hawaii, Mexico, Morocco, North Africa, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, and Spain. She was loved by family and friends and will be missed.

La Paz-Graham's Funeral Home, 555 W. Amador Avenue, Las Cruces, NM

Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
Record added: Jul 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94600832

 Added: Jan. 10, 2013

 Added: Jan. 10, 2013

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