Jose Guadalupe Baca

Jose Guadalupe Baca


Jose Guadalupe Baca, age 100, a resident of Valencia, joined our Lord and Savior on Monday, May 16, 2022.

He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Jose was an avid golfer and you would find him on any given golf course on any given day. He was an avid New York Yankee fan and he attended a Yankee-Toronto game, where he brought back a beautiful New York Yankee windbreaker, which he cherished all these years.

Jose was a proud U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a minesweeper on the USS Success. He served in Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal and the Philippines, and was awarded the coveted 3 Star Ribbon along with many other metals and ribbons.

Jose’s children and grandchildren were the light of his soul, and when his wife, Sabrey, passed away in 2004, he took over being the guiding light for the Baca family.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Sabrey Baca; son, Thomas; parents, Tranquilino and Eleuteria Villalobos Baca; and several brothers and sisters.

Jose is survived by his four children, James (Pat), Gerard (Peggy), Barbara Baca and Dianna Quesada (Oscar); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; one brother, Pete Baca; and many loving nieces and nephews.

A public viewing will be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 25, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with a Rosary to be recited at 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Baca Jr., Israel Garcia, Michael Baca, Isaac Baca, Ronnie Baca, Johnny Romero, Daniel Quesada and Gilbert Sanchez.

Please sign Jose’s online tribute at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

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