Gabriel Baca, 83 of Española passed away January 12, 2024, surrounded by his family. He was born in Albuquerque, NM in 1940 to Jose and Maria Baca. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rosina Baca, granddaughter Mallory Baca, brothers Pat and Trini Baca, sisters Emma Knowles and Rupe Chavez, in-laws Anastacio and Roberta Sisneros, brother in law Anastacio Sisneros Jr. and sisters in law Viola Rael and Genevieve Pignonni.
Gabriel served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea. After the Army he met his future wife Rosina in Ojo Caliente. They were married in South San Francisco in 1963, where they resided until 1975, when they returned to New Mexico. He worked as a Social Worker, DVR Counselor, then retired from the Protective Force at LANL in 2019 after 33 years.
Gabriel is survived by his son Gabriel and wife Lori, daughter Marcia, son Adam, granddaughters Natasha and Gabriela Baca, grandsons Amabilis Baca, Marcos Trujillo and Adan Baca, great granddaughter Jayden Baca, brother Joe Baca, brothers in law Joe Sisneros and Augustine Pignonni and many nephews and nieces.
A rosary will be prayed on Tuesday January 30, 2024 at 10:00 am at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ohkay Owingeh with a mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 am Burial will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 pm with military honors.
The family of Gabriel Baca has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com