Feb 192013

Our beloved sister, auntie, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Diana M. Baca, 77, went peacefully to our Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 18 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winslow. Interment was in Desert View Cemetery in Winslow.
Diana was born on July 21, 1935, in Holbrook to Frederico and Alicia Martinez. She joins in glory her mother and father, brother Sam Martinez, sisters Rita Anaya, Vivian Dominguez, Carlyon Martinez and Karen Ventura, her son Tony Baca Jr., and Lola, her beloved pet.
Survivors include her brothers, Gavin Martinez, and Freddie Martinez; her husband of 61 years, Tony A. Baca, their nine children, 27 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren, including Carolyn and Jimmy Magana, their four children and nine grandchildren, Tony Baca Jr.’s two children, Alicia and Ed Jaramillo, their five children and seven grandchildren, Juan Baca and Tammy Rose Baca, his four children and four grandchildren, Don Baca and life partner Eugene McCord, Belinda and Arthur Tafoya, their two children and three grandchildren, Pat Baca and his five children and three grandchildren, Paul and Donna Baca, and their three children, Jeffery Baca, and Christopher Baca and Tanya Cunningham, and his two children.
Diana was a homemaker all her life, and she always made sure there was a hot meal and a warm bed to sleep in for anyone who needed it.
She had a great devotion to our Blessed Mother, and prayed one, two and even three rosaries daily. All her prayers were done for her family and anyone in need. Her daily devotion asked that our Lady intercede her prayers and lift them to the Lord.
Our Diana loved to go to the movies when she was able. She also enjoyed shopping and was always looking for the best bargain.
Mom never refused a trip to Denny’s for waffles, whipped cream and strawberries, served by her favorite server, Markie, and she was seen on the road many times on her way to Hon-Dah with her casino buddies, Belinda, Alicia and Tony.
She will be greatly missed by her entire family and many friends. Last but not least, she will be missed by her four-legged friend Ginger.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.