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Alfred Walters Baca

1929 - 2014 Obituary Condolences

Alfred Walters Baca, 85, of Ruidoso Downs, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Pathways Hospice Center in Loveland, Colo.

Born in Otero County on Jan. 12, 1929, he was the son of the late Ida Walters (Claude) Holguin and Antonio Luna Baca. Alfred was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War with the 71st Infantry Division in Alaska. He was a member of Saint Eleanor Catholic Church, and he retired from Holloman Air Force Base as a fire fighter, with 30 years of service. Alfred enjoyed dancing and attending his granddaughter's rodeos. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.

Alfred is survived by his wife of nearly 63 years, Stella Trujillo Baca, daughter of Fidel Archiveque Trujillo and Apolonia Madrid Benevidez; his two daughters Gail (Richard) Edmondson of Fort Collins, Colo., and Monica Perteet (Marty Millar) of Ruidoso Downs. He is also survived by his four granddaughters, Jessica, Kristen (Trevor) Packard, Robin and Brittany; his two great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and Blayne; brother Clay Holguin; sister Diana (Nick) Balogh; brother-in-law Don Fisher; sister-in-law Janice Baca, and uncle Nacario Walters, along with several nieces and nephews, and extend family and friends.

Alfred is predeceased by his brother, Ernest Baca, and his sister, Lorenza Fisher, also known as Helen.

The Rosary will be Friday, Nov. 7, at 9 a.m. at St. Eleanor's Catholic Church with the funeral mass following at 9:30 a.m.
Burial will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Cemetery in Bent.
A reception will be at noon at the Ruidoso Senior Center.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 6 to Dec. 5, 2014
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