Noel Miguel Baca Sr., age 88, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on May 30, 2023. Noel is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Juanita “Teeter” Baca; children, Noel Baca Jr., Denise Baca; grandchildren, Noel Baca lll and wife, Camille, Matthew Baca and Cidelia Baca; great-grandchildren, Madison, and Braelyn; several nephews and extended family members. Mr. Baca served his country proudly in the United States Army, was in the Army and Air Reserve, and continued to serve his community proudly as a Firefighter for the City of Albuquerque for twenty-eight years after which he retired as a Captain. A Mass for Mr. Baca will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 9:00am at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church 5901 St. Josephs Dr NW. Urnment placement of will take place with Military Honors at the Santa Fe National Cemetery 501 N. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe at 12:30pm.