David Aaron Baca, age 54, passed away on March 3, 2021. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 9, 1966. David was preceded in death by his father, Billy Baca; paternal grandmother, Josephine Montoya; maternal grandparents, Tomas and Lugarda Aragon; his pops, Charlie Sanchez. David is survived by his mother, Eleanor Baca; siblings, Cindy Romero and husband Danny, Brenda Archuleta and husband Michael, Lenora Baca and significant other Lloyd Wilson, Denise Armijo and husband Mike; nieces, Rachael, Erica, Rebecca, Vanessa, Aryn, Renee, Elena, and Maria; nephews, Jason, and Nicholas; as well as several aunts, uncles, grand nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A Rosary will be held March 17, 2021 at 11:30am with a Mass to follow at 12:00pm all to be held at San Felipe de Neri Church. Due to COVID-19 mandates and restrictions private services will take place. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Aguirre, Daniel Aragon, Larry Garcia, Robert Montoya, Jake Padilla III, and Keith Sanchez.
David was born and raised in Albuquerque and grew up in the North Valley, where he lived his entire life. He was an only son and was raised by his mother, Eleanor and had four sisters, Cindy, Brenda, Lenora and Denise. Being the only boy, he lived as he was the king of the castle and in the end he was. We all cared for him and helped him live as long as he could and if we could have helped him live longer, we would have. David always told our mom "I'm going to love you until the day I die”, and he did.
David lived his life how he wanted and when he did something wrong he would say "ahhh that's ok, don’t worry about it". When he was asked to do anything, it was always received with the same response, “I’ll do it later”. Most of the time later never came, but he was always ready to help others.
As we remember him and we say goodbye our lives are forever changed; he was our mom’s "son-shine”, he was a proud brother, uncle and great-uncle. He never passed up an opportunity to show off their pictures. Those of us who loved him, ache with his passing because our family chain has been broken, and nothing will ever be the same, but as God calls us one by one our chain will link again..