Jessie Baca

Jessie Baca, 102, a resident of Hurley, NM was called home to be with our Lord Tuesday, March 19, 2013. She was our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Jessie had a strong religious faith and attended Hurley Infant Jesus Church. She enjoyed reading prayer books and prayed the rosary daily. Everyone that met Jessie claimed her as their own Grandma. So many loved her as she spread happiness to many people. She will be remembered for living her life to the fullest. Jessie was so loving, caring, giving and kind. She liked music, enjoyed dancing, shopping and always looked her finest no matter where you saw her. She liked dressing up, having her hair combed and wearing make-up. Jessie was born in Derry, N.M. on Aug. 26, 1910 to Conrado Encinas and Miquela Elaseo. Jessie married Juan Dominguez Baca in 1929 and they had seven daughters. Jessie is survived by Vera Pino of Los Lunas, Cora Cordova of Phoenix, Ariz., Natalia Armijo and husband Frank, and Margaret Baca of the family home; 18 grandchildren, Peter Pino (Kathy), Juan Pino, Stella Gutierrez (Rudy), Jamie Cordova, Frankie Armijo, Diana Zamora (Fernando), Richard Armjillo, Sandra Ramirez, Norma Cabazos, Billy Cabazos, Cathy Roman (Simon), Eddie Cabazos, Willy Horsley (Hellena), Rodney Horsley, Katherine Horsley and Terrance Horsley, 36 great-grandchildren, and 42 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, three daughters, Mary DeLaO, Jenny Horsley, and Margaret Baca (infant); grandson, Bussie Cabazos; her brothers, Salomon, Gabriel, Leopoldo, Santiago, and twin brothers, Federico and Daniel Encinias; her sisters, Juanita DeLaO and Elma Pacheco. Visitation will be Monday, March 25, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Terrazas Funeral Chapel in Santa Clara, N.M. with the prayer vigil beginning at 6 p.m. The funeral mass will be Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Hurley Infant Jesus Catholic Church with Father Roberto officiating. Internment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Peter Pino, John Pino, Shawn Ludwig, Edward Ludwig, Eddie Cabazos and Chris Woods. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Cabazos, Frankie Armijo, Richard Armjillo, Willie Horsley, Rodney Horsley, Terrance Horsley, Ramon Woods, Rob Hargreaves and Fernando Zamora. After the funeral, family and friends will join together to celebrate Jessie's life at the Hurley Community Center. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels, "Trusted care for the ones you love." 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit

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Terrazas Funeral Chapels
1 Fort Bayard Rd Santa Clara, NM 88026
(505) 537-0777

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2013