Julian “Mr. B.” Baca, age 81, a resident of Belen, NM passed away on Friday, February 2. Julian was born February 1, 1937. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. Born and raised in Rocky Ford Colorado, Julian was a long time over the road truck driver, who enjoyed tractor restorations, and was a master gardener and farmer.
Julian was preceded in death by his parents, Fernando and Mercedes Baca; brothers, Fernando, Phillip, Ernest, Manuel and Jose; Sister, Priscilla; maternal grandparents Bruno and Leonarda Gutierrez; paternal grandparents, Atilano and Francisca Baca. He is survived by his spouse of nearly 60 years Sally; 3 daughters, Elizabeth Baca (Mike), Renee Baca and Rebecca Lawson (Shane); 2 sons, Luis Paul Baca(Deanna) and Dave Baca; grandchildren, Santiago (Kaitlyn), Vicente, Caleb and Micah Baca; brother, Pat Baca(Marci); sisters Kathy Barreras(Jesse) and Cynthia Baca(Marilyn).
A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 10 at Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel beginning at 1:00 PM, with the family receiving friends at 12:00PM. Arrangements are being handled by the 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