Robert E. Baca
On June 27, 2022, our family unexpectedly lost an amazing man, Robert E. Baca, of Belen, at the age of 64.
He impacted many lives, in one way or another, with his kindness, generosity, skills and stern teachings that will be carried on by all who knew and loved him.
Throughout his life, he held many titles — son, brother, uncle, supervisor, coach and friend. But no titles were greater to him than husband, dad, grandpa and pampo. To him, his family was his greatest accomplishment and what he was most proud of.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Elena Baca; brother, Luciano Baca; and sister, Bernice Baca.
He is survived by his wife and soulmate of 36 years, Rosanne Baca; his loving daughters, Crystal-Lee, April (Charles M.) and Katrina (Simon R.); and not of blood but by love, Bryan Koenig; grandchildren, Lolah, Jayli, Mariah, Aliyanah, Landon, Leah-Rae, Mila, Caleb, Yarixa and Jakayla; in-laws, Isidro and Rosemary Marquez, Bernice Jaramillo, Jason Brousseau and Annette Marquez, Mark Bibiano, Linda Ortiz (Abe), and Journey Marquez; brothers and sisters, Ramon (Marilyn), Juan (Maria), Phillip (Lilia), Estefana (Gary), Josefita (Ron), Joe (Melissa), Lori (Richard), Angela, Paul, Carmen and Brenda; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Baca, Bryan Koenig, Charles Montoya, Jason Brousseau, Abe Gomez and Simon Ramirez. Honorary pallbearers will be his godchildren, Erica Padilla, Bj Ortiz, Christian Marquez, Jacquelyn Brousseau and Landon Baca.
All services were held Wednesday, July 6, at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church and cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are trusted to Noblin Funeral Service, 418 W. Reinken Ave., Belen, NM, 505-864-4448.
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