Gilbert Baca, age 88, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully, Tuesday, October 9, 2018. He was born in Optimo, NM and was a resident of Alameda, NM. Gilbert was a United States Air Force Veteran, who served our country during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #69 and of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cristoval C de Baca and Herminia Castillo; son, Pernall Baca; and siblings, Edith Mathes, Jean Ditton, Viola Tena, and Rose Nieto. Gilbert is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Sistie Baca; his children, Eric Baca and wife Alicia, and Yvette Baca-Andujo; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren; and other loving relatives and friends. Gilbert will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those whose lives he touched.
Visitation will be Friday, October 12, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 4th St., NW, Albuquerque, where a Rosary will be recited at 8:00 a.m. then followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro Blvd. NE. Serving as Casket Bearers will be Javier Baca, Brian Butler, Arturo Andujo, JD Maldonado, and Daniel Andujo.
Gilbert's care is entrusted to Daniels Family ~ Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160.