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Louise S. Baca

February 13, 1924 ~ October 23, 2020 (age 96)

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Louise Sanchez Baca, age 96, passed away on the morning of Friday, October 23, 2020.

Louise was born in Puerto De Luna, New Mexico on February 13, 1924.

Louise is preceded in Heaven by her beloved husband of 43 years, Manuel Gregorio Baca (a World War II veteran), her much loved parents Isidro and Olympia (Cordova) Sanchez, her dearest grandchildren: Isiah, Rodney, Samantha, Jason, daughter-in-law Jennie, as well as her sister Tina, brothers Daniel, Alfonso, Isidro Jr., and Ismael.

She is survived by her children: son Mark E. Baca of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter Rose Lee and husband Raymond Sandoval of Albuquerque, New Mexico; son Manuel Baca and wife Gloria of Diamond Bar, California; son Richard Baca and wife Susan of Pie Town, New Mexico; son Ben Baca of Las Vegas, Nevada,15 grandchildren,18 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren. Louise is also survived by her sisters: Dolores Vallejos of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Dora Chavez of Bernalillo,New Mexico; brothers: Bonifacio Sanchez and wife Tina of Bernalillo, New Mexico; Freddie Sanchez and wife Katie of Bernalillo, New Mexico, and many, many nieces and nephews, including her wonderful goddaughter/niece Annie Candelaria and husband Sam of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Louise was loved by everyone who came to know her for her kindness and wonderful spirit. She was a beautiful, devoted mother and an inspiration to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed family gatherings to celebrate all occasions. She loved being around people, especially members of her immediate and extended family. In addition to raising her children and doing volunteer work, she was employed for many years as a food service worker at the University of New Mexico and a friendly hostess at the McDonald’s Restaurant on 4th Street, retiring at age 87. She found pleasure in attending a variety of events, be it professional wrestling, museums, or cultural celebrations. 

Louise's Life Celebration will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm at Salazar Mortuary located at 400 Third St SW, 87102.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns, a virtual Life Celebration will be held in December (date and other information are to be announced). A Catholic Service will be coordinated with Louise’s church, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Louise will be laid to rest with her husband Manuel at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Remembrances and charitable contributions in Louise’s name should be directed to Salazar Mortuary, or other as appropriate.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Louise S. Baca, please visit our floral store.


October 23, 2020

7:00 PM
Salazar Funeral Homes & Crematory
400 Third St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Services are to be announced

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