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Jacobo “Jake” Baca


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Jacobo “Jake” Baca, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ peacefully on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Roswell, NM at the age of 83.

Jake is survived by his children Tina Anita Hidalgo of San Antonio, TX, Jake Eliseo Baca of Albuquerque, NM, Eliseo “Ray” Baca of Chama, NM; sibling, Candelaria “Candy” Baca of Roswell, NM; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Eliseo Baca and Agapita Baca; wife Lydia Baca; sisters, Elvira “Veda” Baca, Bertha Padilla, Lisa Baca and grandson Gregory Joseph Hidalgo.

Jake was born on November 9, 1937 in Hondo, NM to Eliseo Baca and Agapita Baca. As a life-long resident of Roswell, NM he married his wife of 54 years Lydia Baca in 1966 whom he cherished.

Jake was an accomplished Mason and was passionate with his craft. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, metal crafts, telling stories from the “old days” and just chatting on the phone with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Honorary Pallbearers are Isaac Baca, Elijah Baca, David Baca, Jake Baca Jr, Victor Aguilar, Julian Hidalgo and Greg Hidalgo.

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A Rosary and Catholic Mass is scheduled for 9:30 AM, Friday, March 26, 2021 at St. Peters Catholic Church followed by graveside services at South Park Cemetery in Roswell, NM. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jake’s life. The family would like to thank everyone for the prayers and support.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.

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