Jesus Baca

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Baca, Jesus M. (Chewie)


Jesus M. (Chewie) Baca, age 89, a resident of Adelino, NM, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Chewie lived in the same house he was born in back in 1927. His quote, "My cup of tea has always been ranching- it's an addiction," and the Baca family has been ranching since 1959. He was always with his daughter, RoseMary by his side teaching her about how this was done. This family tradition was handed down from hard working generations of the Baca family. Chewie, Uncle Eloy and RoseMary spent many days till sundown during round up time with the help of many family members and the Sanchez boys. He is preceded in death by his wife, Erminia S. Baca; parents, Juan and Elena Baca; brothers, Herman and Michelo Baca; sisters, Andrea and Agnes; also his right hand, Eloy Baca. Jesus is survived by his daughters, RoseMary and Sandy; son, Buddy (Donna) Sanchez; grandchildren, Erminia (Juan) Tapia, J Baca, Gabby and Jaclynn Mendoza; great grandchildren, Anthony and JT; sisters, Maria (Mitzi) and Rick Swanson, Isabel May, Priscilla Waltz; many nieces and nephews, in-laws and most important, great friend, Ernie Vigil. All services will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Tome on Thursday, August 31, 2017. A Viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 10:30 a.m., and a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Tome Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gabby Mendoza, Beto Torrez, Rick Swanson, Ernie Vigil, Buddy Sanchez and Eloy Giron. Honorary pallbearers will be Elena Baca, Emiliano Sanchez Jr. and Ramon Baca. The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Sanchez, Anna Kaseman Hospice, On Point Staff and Presbyterin HHC, as well as Romero Funeral Home staff.

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Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St. Belen, NM.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 30, 2017