Cecilio “Cecil” I. Baca, 85, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2019. He was born, Nov. 9, 1933 in Villanueva, New Mexico to proud parents Antonio and Augustina (Ortega) Baca both precede him in death along with son Michael Baca; siblings Audrey Gomez and Ernesto Baca. Cecil served his country in the U.S. Army with 20 years of service. He loved to travel and dance the night away with his wife Annie. He also enjoyed hand held games, watching Monday night wrestling, and western movies. He was a lifetime member of the DAV and the American Legion Post # 2. His secret to looking youthful was a glass of wine every night. Cecil is survived by his loving wife Annie (Lucero) Baca; daughter, Ramona Bailey; step-children, Roberta (Adam) Walker, and Robert “Sonny” Shanklin Jr.; grandchildren, Ashley Bailey, and Josie Baca; step-grandchildren, Alaric, Adrienne, Ashley Walker, Robert Shanklin III and Samantha Shanklin; siblings, Tony (Louise) Baca, Joe (Mary) Baca, Polly Gallegos, Charlotte Torres, Beatrice (Fred) Gonzales, Shirley (Carl) Gomez, Susie (Dave) Valdez, Theresa (Harold) Jatkola, and Rachel (Keith) Bielby; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends who loved and will miss Cecil dearly. Rosary Tuesday 6 p.m Angelus, Chapel Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday St. Francis Xavier, 611 Logan. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Military Honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
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