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KATEY LEYBA BACA Our dear Lord chose to take Katey Leyba Baca to eternal life on Friday, April 19, 2013. She was born on October 23, 1927 in Cerrillos, NM to Luis Leyba Jr. and Florinda Garcia Leyba. She met, was courted by and wed Pascual C. Baca in Cerrillos, NM on September 20, 1947. They shared 65 blessed years' together and raised 9 children in Santa Fe, NM. Having raised 9 children, one of her favorite sayings was "Santo Clos" - understandably! Katey enjoyed watching her children play various sports, listening to her brothers (the Hi-Landers) and sons play music, making quilts, and cooking fabulous meals for family gatherings. She was the center point of our family and as we all know "God can't be everywhere, so he created mothers". Katey was preceded in death by a son, John Baca; her parents, Luis and Florinda Leyba; sisters, Antonia Montoya, Feliciana Leyba; parents-in-law, Pascual B. and Francisquita Baca; sister-in-law, Rita Brito as well as numerous other family and in-laws. Katey is survived by her loving husband, Pascual C. Baca; devoted children, Evelyn Baca Sandoval (Tony), Margaret Baca (Jess Maes), Herman Baca (Mary), Gloria Baca (Joe), Hilda Baca, Greg Baca, Ron Baca (Maria), Emily Guerrero (Gerardo) and Jennifer Baca (Brian Conway). Katey's life was also graced by her surviving grandchildren; Herman Baca, Jr. (Vitalia), Melissa McIntyre (Lane), Robert Baca (Georgia), John Baca (Elizabeth), Elsa Stilwell (Keith), Ashleigh Schutz, Gerardo Guerrero Jr., Jared Baca, Jose Delgado, Carolyn Baca and Katey Baca. She was also blessed with great-grandchildren, Shantel Baca, Miranda Baca, Makayla Baca, Dominic Baca, Sebastian Baca, Reese McIntyre, Sienna McIntyre and Mackenzie Baca. Surviving siblings; Selina Byers (Jack), Aurora Hentzen, Marcella Vandersommen (Victor), Cayetano Leyba (Connie), Jerry Leyba, Mike Leyba (Tommie), Ramona Leyba, Ray Leyba (Vickie), Mary Gonzales, Mary Louise Rodriguez (Mike) and Paul Leyba. Surviving In-laws; Liberato Baca, Felipe Baca, Ernest Baca (Ellie), George Baca (Erlinda), Florencia Melchor and Dora Archuleta (Vivian). Special thanks to Heritage Hospice in Santa Fe (Andrea Kotch, Eryn Taylor and Mike Mullen) A Rosary will be recited Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass will take place Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 9 a.m. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to Multiple Sclerosis. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900