Professional Stock Contractor and Local Cowboy LEGEND, CASPER BACA, unexpectedly passed away at his home, on the morning of October 5, 2019 in Peralta, NM. Casper was born on December 12, 1956 in Grants, NM to Pete and Loyola Baca. From a very humble beginning like many other Cowboys who follow the rodeo trail, Casper Baca grew up competing in Rodeos, Riding Bulls and Team Roping; Casper was 1 of 8 Bullriders from the United States invited to compete at Rodeo Royal in Calgary Canada. He was also the 1st ever stock contractor to compete at the NMRA finals in Bullriding and TeamRoping. While Casper was riding Bulls and TeamRoping he was also helping his father manage his rodeo business the Baca Brother’s Rodeo Company from 1975 to 1986. Baca Bros rodeo was vital in the creation of the New Mexico Rodeo Association, Baca Bros was the first stock contracting company and Casper became the first bullriding director of the new association, accomplishments that are for the most part unknown but cherished by Casper. In 1986 Casper felt it was time to start his own business. Since the humble beginnings the Casper Baca Rodeo Company has grown to be one of the Finest World Class Rodeo Companies. “from the sands of San Fidel to the lights of Las Vegas”. Casper Baca lived a life filled with hard work, dedication, family, artistry, chivalry, and virtue and left an impact on those around him for eternity. Heaven is truly the HOME OF THE CHAMPIONS now. Casper is preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Loyola Baca and nephew, Dustin Baca. He is survived by his 3 children, Christy Aragon and husband, Andrew, CJ Baca, Charm Edwards and husband, Tanner; their mother, Cheryl; 8 grandchildren, Malyka, Zaryah, Clay, Jayce, Brody, Esteban, Tayte, and Oudy; sister, Sarah Cordova and husband, Julian; brothers, Joey Baca and wife, Barbara, Larry Baca and wife, Angela; nieces and nephews, Joshua, Jeremy, Twila, Derrick, Desiree and numerous great nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held at the Valencia County Sheriff Posse Arena Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Sheriff Posse Café. A rosary will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church of Peralta. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., (505) 866-9992 where an online guest register is available at Noblin.com.
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