ARTHUR E. BACA Arthur E. Baca, 79, died peacefully on March 19, 2014. He was born on April 26, 1934 in Loma Parda, NM to Carlota and Jesus C de Baca. In 1960 he married Angie and together they had 3 children. Arthur is preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Toribio. Arthur graduated from Robertson High School then immediately joined the United States Marine Corps. Arthur is a Korean War Veteran. He received his Bachelor's Degree from New Mexico Highlands University while serving in the US Army Reserve. After receiving his Bachelor's degree he then accepted a position with the State of NM and retired after 28 years. Arthur was actively involved in the NM Senior Olympics and received the K. Rose Wood Award in 2012 for his lifetime of significant contributions to the seniors of New Mexico. Arthur enjoyed golfing, bowling and spending time at the senior center. Arthur adored his grandchildren and enjoyed watching them succeed. He is survived by his wife, Angie Baca; children: Carolann and boyfriend Joseph Sullivan, Dan, Aaron and wife Dianna; grandchildren: Abigail, Lucas and Liam Baca; siblings: Isidoro C de Baca, Eddie C de Baca (Linda), Leo C de Baca (Mary Rose), Viola Martinez (Tony), Stella Estrada (Joe), Rosie Baca; and many other loving friends and family.Wednesday, March 26, 2014Rosary at 8:15am, mass at 9:00am both at St. John the Baptist Catholic Community followed by burial at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Rivera Funeral Home www.riverafuneralhome.com.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Mar. 25, 2014