CONNELL – Rev. Leon Connell, civil servant, rancher, Minister with the Assemblies of God and family man, died at his home in Lemitar on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Inez Connell and a son, Garland Leslie Connell. Rev. Connell is survived by his daughter, Martha Dixon and husband, Wayne of Texarkana, TX, sons, Wendell and Bruce Connell of Lemitar, NM; grandchildren, Tammy Salman, Jody Dixon, Leslie Ann Vicente, Jason Connell, Callie Connell and Paige Connell. Also surviving are 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Betty Davis. All services will be held at the Mountainair First Assembly of God on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, beginning with a viewing at 9:30 AM, followed by a funeral service at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow at White Lake Cemetery in Gran Quivira. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Edwards, Jody Dixon, Heath Connell, Jamie Moore, Rev. Brian Hubbard and Oral Connell. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Don Davis, Tommy Jillo, Dan Brandes, Pete Peters. Arrangements are being handled by caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 505-864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.
BACA – Charlotte Baca, 64, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born in Magdalena, NM on October 31, 1948 to Manuel and Marianne (Espinosa) Pino. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Joe Pino and Adolpho Pino. Charlotte is survived by her loving husband, Fidel Baca Sr.; her children, Fidel Baca Jr.; Belinda Gordon and husband, Edward; Jerrie Romero and husband, Manuel; Severito Baca and wife, Alexandria; and Manuel Baca; her brother, Paul Pino and wife, Marcella; her sisters, Luella Benavidez and husband, Prospero; Dolores Apodaca; Mable Torres and husband, Richie; fifteen loving grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Pino. A Holy Rosary will be recited on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10:00 am at the San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino Real, Socorro, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection which will be celebrated at 10:30 am with Father Andrew Pavlak as Celebrant. Interment will take place in the Magdalena Cemetery. Pallbearer will be Manuel Romero. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com . Charlotte’s care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield Street, Socorro, NM 87801.