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Antonio Baca Otero

September 16, 1934 ~ August 20, 2018 (age 83)
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Antonio Baca Otero, 83, resident of Columbus passed away Monday August 20, 2018 at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces.

Visitation will begin Thursday afternoon, August 23rd at 4 o’clock at Baca’s Funeral Chapel where a prayer vigil will begin at 6 that evening led by Christine Milo.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at the Holy Family Catholic Mission in Columbus. Concluding services and interment will follow at Valley Heights Catholic Cemetery. Fr. Prakasham Babu, Pastor will officiate.

Antonio was born September 16, 1934 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico to Crus Baca and Blas Otero.  He moved to Columbus in 1985 coming from Soda Springs, Idaho and ranched his entire life. His cows were a big part to his ranching. He adored them. Antonio always enjoyed spending time with his family and had a special love for all of his grandchildren.  He was a communicant of the Catholic Church. 

He is survived by his wife, Socorro Miranda Otero of Columbus; sons, Salvador Otero, Jaime Otero and wife Sonia of New Prague, MN, Rojelio Otero and wife Mayela of Columbus; 2 sisters, Carolina Otero and husband Armando, Gloria Otero and husband Umberto Garcia both of Brownsville, TX; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his parents; 2 sons, Rene and Javier Otero and a grandson Johnny Rene Otero.

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