Vail Daily obituary: Enrique Lucio Baca, 1937-2011
Enrique Lucio Baca, 74, of Minturn since 1963, passed away at his home Tuesday after a long illness. He was born on April 23, 1937, to Enrique Lucio and Gomesinda Baca in Canjilon, New Mexico. He married Edna June Pena Baca on April 20, 1963, at the Old St. Patrick’s Church in Minturn.
Enrique worked at the New Jersey Zinc Mine in Gilman, Mid Continent Coal Mine in Carbondale, Alpine Glass in Minturn and worked for the town of Minturn, where he retired. He loved and was a big fan of the Denver Broncos and Denver Nuggets. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, gambling and working. He loved his wife, Edna, unconditionally, and his family was everything to him. He loved to teach his sons how to do things and loved playing with his grandchildren. He was a very loving person who would do anything for his family or a stranger. He was kind hearted and never hesitated to help others.
Enrique is survived by his wife, Edna, of Minturn; sons Bobby and wife Laverne Baca, of Minturn, Henry and wife Rebecca Baca, of Leadville, Joey and wife Daisy Baca, of Minturn; daughters Lucille Baca, of Gypsum, Sandra Baca, of Gypsum, Lorie and husband Fernando Hernandez, of Gypsum, Edna Baca, of Minturn, Katrina Baca, of Minturn; 19 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brother Aquilino and wife Dolores Baca, of Canjilon; sisters Adella Martinez, of Canjilon, Fabiola Sandoval, of Santa Fe, Bernie Gallegos, of Esponola, N.M., and Sabina and husband Manuel Archuleta, of Monte Vista. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Philigonio Baca and his sister Salome Manzanares.
A visitation will be held Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish Church in Minturn with a rosary service to follow at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish Church with The Reverend Father Roger Lascelle as celebrant. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Minturn with a reception to follow at St. Patrick’s Spirit Center. Bailey-Kent Funeral Home of Leadville is assisting the family with arrangements.