Shirley Ann Baca


Shirley Ann Baca

Shirley Ann Baca, age 52, was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven on Sept. 4, 2021.

She was born in San Bernardino, Calif., to her parents, Raymond and Nancy Baca.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Jose “Ponch” Sauceda; father, Raymond Baca; aunt, Velma Baca; uncle, Pat Baca; daughter-in-law, Danielle Garcia; and grandmother, Bessie Baca.

She is survived by grandfather, Emilio Baca; mother, Nancy Baca; sisters, Janifer (Jeremy, Jasmine, Marvin) and Nicole, Mark, Lauren; brother, Alfred Baca (April, Angel); five children, daughters, Crystal Baca (Chris Bernal), Stephanie Garcia (Isaac Benavidez), Stacy Baca (Forrest Orr), Savannah Garcia (Gerald Gutierrez), son, Matthew Garcia (Danielle); and seven grandchildren, Lorena Baca, Lorenzo Saiz, Jose Luna, Jocelyn and Ana Benavidez, Elijah Garcia and Talon Orr. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Shirley was truly one of a kind. She loved her children more than anything and was the best grandmother. She had a heart of gold and would help anyone, whether they were in need or not. We will miss her dearly, but will take comfort in knowing she is at peace.

Services will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Sept. 13, beginning with a public viewing at 11 a.m., a Rosary to be recited at 11:30 a.m., and a Funeral Service at 12 p.m.

Following the funeral, there will be a gathering of close family at her daughter, Stacy’s home.

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


Patricia Mae Coleman


Patricia Mae Coleman

Patricia Mae Coleman, age 83, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.

She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Patricia had a great love for dogs and loved to fish and garden. She was an avid Ohio State fan.

Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Geneva Coleman.

She is survived by her loving husband, Gus; daughter, Kerry and husband, Bobby, and their children, Aidan and Layla; stepson, Mica and his children, Mica, Jolie, Ana and Jacqueline; stepdaughter, Mitty and her husband, Randy, and their son, Clay. We love and miss you.

Patricia loved color, and instead of traditional black attire, she would love for everyone to wear something colorful.

Also, in lieu of flowers, please make contributions in her name to the Animal Humane Society.

Services will be held at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Albuquerque on Thursday, Sept. 9, beginning with a Rosary to be recited at 9:45 a.m., and a Funeral Mass following at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date.

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


Sylvia Ann Sanchez


Sylvia Ann Sanchez

Sylvia Ann Sanchez was born June 23, 1936, to Martin and Tomasita Sanchez. She helped raise her three brothers and two sisters, Richard, Theresa, Patricia, Raymond and John.

She grew up in Belen, and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School and Belen High School. She loved playing with her many cousins.

Her mother was one of 10 children, and her father one of 11.

She and Gilbert Tabet met when she worked for her uncle, Gillie, at his bakery. They married and raised four children, Philip, Reneé, Liz and James.

Sylvia held various jobs throughout her life, although being a mom was her most important and enjoyable. She worked at Gil’s Bakery, Circle T, Oñate Theater, Belen Magistrate Court, Belen Consolidated Schools, Drug Enforcement Agency, New York Life and registrar for TVI in Albuquerque.

She married Cole Griego Jr., to whom she was married for 43 years. He was the love of her life! In 2016, Sylvia and Cole moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., to be near her daughters. James and Alexis moved up two months later.

Sylvia dealt with physical pain most of her life. She lived with scoliosis that wasn’t diagnosed until six years ago. Not able to endure a nine-hour surgery to straighten her spine, her pain only worsened.

She had two primary caregivers, who cared for her like a daughter, Mariela Estrada and Clotilde Leon. We are so grateful to them for their love and care.

Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Tomasita Sanchez; brothers, Ricky and Johnny; sister-in-law, Rita Sanchez; and brother-in-law, Jerry Halpern.

She also leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter-in-law, Yolanda; and son-in-law, Eric; and grandchildren, Andrew and Lisa (John-Eric), Cameron, Bryce, Haley, Tyler, Ethan (Julianna) and Alexis; great-grandchildren, Lydia and Judah; four step grandchildren, Jon, Corine, Chris and Cindy; her sisters, Theresa Halpern and Pat Dalla; and brother, Ray Sanchez (Teresa). She had many nephews and nieces, who loved her dearly.

Pallbearers are James, Andrew, Cameron, Tyler, Bryce and Ethan. Honorary pallbearer is John-Eric Chavez.

She was a beautiful, kind, loving, strong, nurturing and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She will be greatly missed.

Services will be held Monday, Sept. 13, at at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, 8755 ScarboroughDr., Colorado Springs, Colo. A Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m., with Mass at 10:30 a.m. and a reception at 1 p.m.

The private burial will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colo.


Andrew G. Sisneros


Andrew G. Sisneros

Andrew G. Sisneros, age 61, of Abó, N.M., born May 31, 1960, passed away peacefully on Sept. 1, 2021, at his home in Belen.

His tender heart and his loving gaze will be sorely missed by innumerable friends and family.

Andrew is preceded in death by his brothers, Genaro J. Sisneros and Herman C. Sisneros.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sandra Tien; his son and daughter-in-law, Gabriel Adam Witt and Melinda, of Arizona; his stepdaughters, Leandra and Stephanie; his stepsons, Jeremey and  Jonathan; his three grandchildren, Aileah, Mia and Royce; his parents, Ernestina and Eliseo Sisneros of Abó; his sister, Marian Gallegos and husband, Al, of Peralta; his brother, Leroy Sisneros, and wife, Vivian, of Albuquerque; his sister-in-law, Gloria Sisneros, of Belen; his brother, Robert Sisneros, of Abó; his brother, John Sisneros, of Abó; his brother, Gabriel Sisneros and wife, Yvonne, of Belen; and his brother, Mario Sisneros and wife, Eleanor, of Belen.

Andrew will remain in the hearts of his many loving uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Andrew’s life will be held at a future date when it is deemed safe for all to participate.

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


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