CHRISTINA (TINA) VALDEZ Born 7/18/1950 Went to be with our Lord 8/14/2014 at the age of 64. Preceded in death by mother Cosme Baca,father Eduardo Baca, brother-in-law Julian Polaco, and mother-in-law Celeste Romero. Survived by daughter Angelina and son Damian and two grandchildren, sister Gloria Polaco and brothers Ted (Betty), Joe (Nancy), and Edward (Christina) and many nephews and nieces who loved and respected her. Tina loved the Senior Citizens Program and wanted to give back because her mom Cosme Baca enjoyed spending time there with friends. She went to work there in 1989 as an inventory clerk and moved on to become program director of RSVP Program where she worked with senior volunteers. Then she moved on to become director of the Activities Program where she developed sing along programs and guitar and computer classes for seniors. She also helped with Senior Olympics program, loving every minute. There was visitation and rosary Tuesday, August 19, at St Anne Church in Santa Fe. There will be a Mass of Christian burial Wednesday, August 20th at 11 AM, at St Anne church. Burial will take place at Rosario Cemetery.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Aug. 20, 2014