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 Bennie Baca

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Bennie Baca

Bennie Baca, age 93, a resident of Belen and formerly of Las Nutrias, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. She was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church.

Bennie Baca, sister, aunt, all of which she would answer to, was a very quiet person and was always able to spend time with her many loved ones. She loved to cook and feed everyone who entered her home. Bennie also had a green thumb, planting her garden every spring and sharing her crop with neighbors and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucia Barela Baca and Martin Baca; brothers, Jose, Juan, Manuel, Arsenico and Hilario Baca; one sister, Carmelita Zamora; niece, Eloisa Sanchez; and her brother-in-law, Elias S. Chavez.

Bennie is survived by her loving sister, Isabel Chavez; loving nieces, Ida Garley and her husband, Eloy, and Mary Leyva and her husband, David; nephew, Paul Chavez and his wife, Cindy; sister-in-law, Elicia Baca; and many loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Ambercare, Hospice Care, Romero Funeral Home, neighbors, friends and family for their love and support during her illness. Many thanks also to her special caretakers, Erica Mendez, Flora Tellez, Sandy, Dorothy, Helen and Irene Chavez and Dr. Michael Gurule and his nurse, Maryann.

A viewing was held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Jan. 15, followed by a rosary recited by Deacon Rudy Zamora. A final visitation was held at San Isidro Catholic Church in Las Nutrias on Tuesday, Jan. 16, with a funeral Mass celebrated by Father Dennis Dolter. Interment followed at Las Nutrias Catholic Cemetery. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen. Visit online register at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com.


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  • Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
  • Added: 17 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17527542
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bennie Baca (21 May 1913–13 Jan 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17527542, citing San Isidro Catholic Cemetery, Las Nutrias, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth D. Bogard (contributor 46562702) .