PETER I. BACA 1943-2014 Peter I. Baca, age 71, a resident of Belen, passed away on Friday, March 7, at 3:50 p.m. He was a member of the Teamsters Union, the Union Protectiva, and the Knights of Columbus. He also volunteered often socially and gave generously of himself to all whom he met. He was born March 8, 1943, to Felipe and Frances Baca. He is a native of Santa Fe, NM. He approached everything in life with a zest, a passion and enthusiasm, that captivated all who met him. He worked hard all his life and had a strong heart. Peter loved the arts, literature, painting, music and the outdoors, were all favorites of his. "If fear should stop us in the middle of the road, we would hear ridicule, from the voices of the night, but if we reach the mountain peak bravely, we shall join the heavenly spirits in songs of triumph and joy." Peter was preceded in death by his brothers, Felipe and Eppimeno; sister, Mary; and granddaughter, Briana. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Vicky; five children, Pedro, Laura, Joaquin, Raquel, and Antonio; 12 grandchildren and one great grandson; sisters, Cathy, Dorothy, JoJo; and brother, Leonard, all of whom he loved dearly. Services will be held at Our Lady of Belen catholic church beginning on Thursday, March 13, with a visitation at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 14, beginning at 12:00 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com
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Noblin Funeral Service
418 W. Reinken
Belen, NM 87002
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Mar. 13, 2014