Esther Bernice Baca(1963 - 2014)

Esther Bernice Baca, 51, of Las Vegas went to be with our Lord on March 14, 2014.

She was born on April 23, 1962, to Delfido Baca and Genevive (Herrera) Baca in Las Vegas where she remained a lifelong resident.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Genevive Baca; her father, Delfido Baca; brother, Delfido Baca Jr. and sister, Cruzita Baca.

She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Silverio and Victoria Herrera; paternal grandparents, Pilar and Vicentita Baca, and most recently her fiancé, Don Woosley.

Esther Bernice is survived by her sons, Leonard De Herrera Jr. and Kevin De Herrera both of Las Vegas; her grandsons, Jesus De Herrera of Albuquerque, and Jordan De Herrera of Taos; brothers, Flavio Baca and wife, Bernadette of Springer, and Rudy Baca of Las Vegas; nieces, Mikayla Pino and Jackie Martinez, both of Albuquerque; paternal aunt, Natividad Baca of Las Vegas; maternal aunts, Florinda Vigil of Denver, Colo., Corrine Marinez (Godmother) of Las Vegas, Angelina Salmeron and husband, Frank of Rowe, Geraldine Lowe and husband, Joe of Albuquerque, Irene Corona and husband, Modesto of Las Vegas; maternal uncles, Leo Herrera of Las Vegas, Gilbert Herrera of Albuquerque; Godfather, Ray Herrera of Las Vegas, as well as numerous cousins and friends.

Rosary services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Father Douglas Mitchell as celebrant. Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Las Vegas with the following serving as casket bearers: Rick Archuleta, Larry Romero, Anna Larrañaga, Victor Morlet, Steve Angel, Ruben Trujillo, Mike Zaldorvar and Lorenzo Larrañaga.

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Arrangements under the direction of Rogers Mortuary; 600 Reynolds Avenue, Las Vegas; 1-800-479-3511 or 425-3511.

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Rogers Mortuary - Las Vegas
600 Reynolds Avenue  Las Vegas, NM 87701
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Mar. 19, 2014