Obituaries (08/15/2012)

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BACA – Lillie G. Baca, 80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. She was born in Val Verde, N.M. on Oct. 18, 1931, to Jose Eligio and Aurelia (Carriaga) Gutierrez. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Jose Eloy Baca; and her brothers, David Gutierrez and Elias Gutierrez. Lillie was a lifelong resident of Socorro. She was a member of the Family Christian Center. Lillie ran a day care at the Harwood Methodist Church for over 20 years before she opened her home to care for children, “Escuelita De Carino,” which she ran for 10 years. She loved working with children more than anything. Lillie was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan and enjoyed gardening. Lillie is survived by her devoted children, Rose Baca-Rivet and husband, Denis and their children, Rudi and Rebeca Salazar; and Joey E. Baca and wife, Linda and their children, Joey C Baca; Jeremy E. Baca; Jamie Gonzales-Trujillo; Kenny Gonzales; and Amanda Armijo; eleven great grandchildren; her brother, Joe Gutierrez Jr; her sister, Jessie Llamas and husband, Lorenzo; and many other loving family members. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Daniels Family Funeral Services – Socorro Chapel, 309 Garfield, Socorro, N.M. 87801. Officiating Gary Floyd. Interment will take place in the Socorro Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Baca, Kenny Gonzales, Lorenzo Llamas, Rudi Salazar, Rebeca Salazar, and Joseph Gutierrez. Honorary Pallbearers are the Gutierrez Family. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Lillie’s care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield St., Socorro, NM 87801. 575-835-1530.

HAIGLER – Sally Haigler, long time resident of Socorro and beloved teacher by many, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, at her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family.  She was 80.  She is survived by her daughter, Crystal, 4 grandchildren Celestia, Sebastian, Tabytha, and Garner, and all the wonderful people she taught over the years.  A Celebration of Life will be held Aug. 21 at the Opera House at 6 p.m.  To view information or leave condolence, please visit www.baldwinfairchild.com\obituaries.