Obituaries (11/07/2012)

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BACA – Eliazim Baca, 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Socorro on April 21, 1925, to Hermelindo and Magdalena (Valenzuela) Baca. Eliazim grew up in Socorro and graduated in 1946 as valedictorian of his class. He was an office manager for a law firm in Socorro for 41 years and retired in 1987. He enjoyed hunting and playing golf. He was a past president of the Socorro Consolidated School Board and was instrumental in getting the new Socorro High School built. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Julia; his son Roy; his brothers Ed H., George, Ruben and Robert; and his sister Maimie Trujillo. Eliazim is survived by his son David Richard “Rick” Baca and wife, Diana; his brother, Aguinaldo Baca and wife, Ruth; his sisters, Evangeline Torres, Prescilla Baca and husband, Jimmie, and Betty Alderete and husband, Jacinto; his loving grandchildren Noel Baca, Daniel Baca and Erlinda Baca; and his great-grandchildren Michael R. Baca, Kyle Baca, Ryan C. Baca, Katrina Baca and Adrianna Britt. A visitation was held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Daniels Family Funeral Services chapel, 309 Garfield, Socorro,  with services following at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jacinto Alderete officiating. Interment was held in the Socorro cemetery. Pallbearers was David Rick Baca, Noel R. Baca, Michael R. Baca, Daniel R. Baca, Ted Baca and Shane Baca. Honorary pallbearers were David Benavidez, Tom “Sonny” Garcia, Leroy Baca and Glen Baca. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Eliazim’s care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield St., Socorro, NM 87801; 835-1530.

MILLER – Richard Lee Roy Miller, 68, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Silver City on Sept. 9, 1944, to William Verthal and Priscilla (Stailey) Miller. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents. Rick was a resident of Roswell and also Las Cruces before moving to Alamo  in 2006. He and his wife, Brenda, moved to Socorro in 2009. Rick was a school bus driver in Alamo and also here in Socorro. He was a faithful member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Above all, Rick was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved and adored his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Brenda (Baca) Miller; his devoted daughters Janean Gilliland and Lynette Miller and companion, Stephen Perozek; his special son and daughter Alois and Mindy Treybal; his pride and joy, his grandsons Ryan Gilliland; Stephen Perozek Jr and Luke Treybal; his sisters Fayona Miller, Jody Grimm and Laurie Grimm; and many other loving family members and close friends. A celebration of Rick’s life was held on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1112 El Camino Real, Socorro, with Bishop Layne Lewis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions or donations may be given in Rick’s honor to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – Mission Fund, P.O. Box 651, Socorro, N.M. 87801. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Rick’s care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield St., Socorro, NM 87801; 835-1530.