Henry Baca Jr.

It is with heavy hearts and deepest sorrow that our beloved son, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend Henry M. Baca Jr. (Shaggy) 36, surrounded by his family and loved ones, was called home to be with our heavenly father on May 12, 2013. Henry M. Baca was born on Feb. 4, 1977 to Henry and Mary Baca. At the time of his death, Henry was a loving and dedicated son who, with great love and respect, faithfully cared for his mother, Mary Baca. Henry was also a proud father who loved, protected and guided his son Nathaniel Baca in a way that only a father could. He was a dutiful Catholic and a member of Saint Genevieve Roman Catholic Church. Henry touched the hearts and lives of all those who came across him and all those who were blessed to be in his life. Henry is preceded in death by his grandfather Higinio Baca and grandmother Flora Baca; his father Henry S. Baca Sr.; and his brother Albino M. Baca Jr. He is survived by his mother Mary Baca and those who are left to mourn his passing include his sister Dolores and Ernie Gonzales, Ernieto Gonzales, Joseph and Ashley Gonzales, Alex and Nikki Gonzales and Melisa and Florenso Martinez; sister Ester Baca, Rachel Apodaca, Vicky and Jose Esparza and Brandy and Steve Valdez; sister Norma and Bobby Gonzales, Pancho and Jennifer Gonzales, George Gonzales, Patrick and Heather Gonzales, and Ruben and Veronica Gonzales; his late brother Albino M. Baca, Albino Bencomo and Niome Bencomo; his brother Vicente M. Baca, Isabel and Ignacio Hernandez, and Noreen Baca; his sister Anna (Marie) and Orlando Parra, Trista and Anthony Diaz, Kasandra and Daniel Borunda, and Katerine and Angel Castillo; his sister Florinda Baca and Thomas Parra, Thomas Parra Jr., and Minerva Garcia and Joel Orozco; h is sister Renee Baca, Michael Herrera, Joshua Baca and Raymond Baca. Others include numerous aunts and uncles, great nieces and nephews, cousins and an abundance of loyal lifelong friends throughout our community. There is no distance that love cannot conquer; there is no void that cannot be filled with memories that we all share. Although our Henry is gone from sight, his love and the memories that he has left behind will live forever in our hearts, his memory will continue to live in lives of his loved ones and all that he has touched throughout his life. Cherished are those that we hold dear, for we are destined to meet again, in the embrace of our heavenly father. Visitation for family and friends will take place Monday May 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. at La Paz-Graham's Funeral Home Chapel at 555 W. Amador Ave. with the prayer vigil set to begin at 7 p.m. Funeral liturgy will be Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Genevieve's Catholic Church. The rite of committal and internment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery where Henry will be laid to rest alongside his brother Albino. Serving as pallbearers will be Vicente Baca, Alex Gonzales, Ernieto Gonzales (Chicken), Pancho Gonzales, Thomas Parra, Adrian Valladarez (Pepe), Kasandra Perez and Ruben Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers include Henry's son Nathaniel Baca, Michael Herrera, Thomas Parra Jr., Minerva Garcia, George Gonzales, Patrick Gonzalez, Joseph Gonzales, Tommy Espana and Joe Espana. For online condolences, go to http://www.lapaz-grahams.com/.

Funeral Home

La Paz - Graham's Funeral Home - Las Cruces
555 West Amador Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 526-6891

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on May 17, 2013