Marcos Leandro Baca
Published: Thursday, July 29th, 2004
Marcos “Lee” Leandro Baca died Sunday, July 25, 2004 near Santa Teresa in a roll-over accident. Lee Baca was born February 12, 1983 and was a 2001 Tucumcari High School graduate. He played high school football for both Springer and Tucumcari. He also ran on the track team. He was a life-long member of the Catholic Church and was an alter boy as a child. He was an artist and attended his first year of college on an art scholarship. At the time of his death he was a senior at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces where he was majoring in English He is survived by his father and mother, Marcos and Terri Baca; his brother Abel Baca; his grandparents Ray and JoAnn Niala of Tucumcari and Ike and Leonela Baca of Portales and his fiance Ricci Montes of Santa Teresa. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m. at St. Helen Catholic Church. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30. at St Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Fr. Anthony L. Martinez will officiate burial will follow in the Portales cemetery.
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