Jose Abelino Pino, 85, a resident of Anton Chico, N.M., passed away at his home on Saturday, March 22, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Rebecca Zamora Pino; one daughter, Pauline Baca, and one son, Isidro Baca.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Candida Pino of the family home in Anton Chico; three daughters: Maria Teresita Baca and husband, Edward Garcia, of Amarillo, Texas, Debby Merlin Baca of Anton Chico, and Lorrie Ann Arielle Pino and husband, Robert Garcia, of Amarillo; two sons, Leroy Anthony and Jose Robert Baca both of Amarillo; grandchildren: Lawrence Baca, Vanessa Baca, Cassandra Candi Garcia, Markus Allen Reyes Baca, Tiffany Victoria Michelle Baca and Krystal Nicole Garcia; great-grandchildren: Mathew Medrano, Isidro Baca, Samuel Baca, and Angel Baca.
He was born on Aug. 1, 1928, in Loveland, Colo., and grew up and raised his family in Anton Chico. He was a loving father, husband and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting and gun collecting. With impeccable aim, he has caught deer with as many as 8 pt. antler count.
He had many rifles but his favorite in particular was his authentic Billy the Kid rifle which contained a love letter to his girlfriend.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated this morning (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. from the San Jose Church in Anton Chico. Father Antonio Mondragon will be celebrating the Mass. The interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.gonzalesfunerals.com.
Arrangement are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 1-888-525-9319.