Virginia Seiler Baca, Age :96

Dec 09,1923---Oct 02,2020

Virginia Seiler Baca, 96, a longtime resident of Las Vegas, N.M., succumbed to a

three-year long illness and passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 with her family

by her side in Albuquerque, N.M. She was preceded in death by her husband

Benito Baca, her son David Seiler, and grandson Dennis J.B. Knight.

  Virginia is survived by her six children: Modesta Hickerson, Manuel Baca (Margie), Sarah Knight (Tim), Pita

Gallegos, Felipe Seiler, Sandra Seiler-Montano (Marvin), 15 grand
children: Elizabeth Daisy, Debbie, Denise,

Jimmy, Manuel Jr., Edward, Adrian, 
Lou Ella, Tim Jr., Julian, Benjamin, Sammy, Mathew, Devon, and Nathan, along

with numerous great and great, great grandchildren.


Virginia S. Baca was a devout Catholic and a member in good standing of Our

Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. In Virginia’s younger years, she drove a taxi for

Rimbert Taxi Service where she picked up and delivered many soldiers to Camp

Luna in Las Vegas, N.M. during World War II. Virginia also managed Rimbert’s Pool

Hall where she became an accomplished pool player. Additionally, she assisted with

novelty, newspaper, magazine, candy, and soft drink sales. Virginia had a great sense

of humor, and she always had hot food and coffee readily available at her house for

relatives and friends for the 80 years that she resided in the same home. Nobody

close to Virginia ever went hungry. Virginia was a superb dancer and she enjoyed

dancing to mambos and cumbias at the Tiki Lounge in Albuquerque where she won

several dance contests.

Through the years, Virginia overcame many challenges raising seven children all by

herself. She was a very hard worker who never complained and she never took a

vacation. Virginia was a dedicated mother and she always gave a helping hand

to those less fortunate in her community. Virginia was a child of the Great

Depression and she knew the value of a dollar after witnessing her family struggle

financially during the Depression years. Virginia will forever be missed by all who

knew and loved her.

Cremation will take place soon. Because of COVID 19, a rosary and the Mass of

Christian Burial for Virginia Seiler Baca will be celebrated on a later date. A

Memorial will be held at the graveside at San Jose Cemetery in Las Vegas, N.M.,

also, at a later date.

Arrangements Entrusted to:
Riverside Funeral Home
225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

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Tim T. Knight Sr. Oct 13 ,2020

Son-in-Law ,Bosque Farms ,New Mexico

Suegra (Virginia) is in a better place with our Lord Jesus now where there is no more pain and suffering. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with Virginia's family during this difficult and stressful time. In deepest sympathy, Tim Knight Sr.

LouElla, Mario, Dominic, Derick & Donovan Oct 13 ,2020

Grandchildren ,Rio Rancho ,New Mexico

Grandma Baca, I thought of you today But that is nothing new, I thought of you yesterday and days before that too, I often speak your name, All I have are memories and your picture in a frame…. We Love You & Fly with the Angels

Louise and Anthony DeHart Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,Corrales ,New Mexico

To the Baca family we are sorry for your loss, yours mother was a very special person to us. Prayers for the whole family during this time of loss. Our sincere condolences.

Oct 21 ,2020

Friend ,Las Vegas ,New Mexico

My deepest condolences to dodi family.I have so many memories and pictures of her and my mom.They would sit and. smoke drink coffee and talk about the days.Shes.with my mom now to talk about the days .Rip dodi We love you Linda and adrian.

Oct 22 ,2020

I send my prayers to all the Baca family. I was somewhat surprised to see that Virginia has left us. As you all know, All the Baca family was very close to me and a place of safety. Virgie, as I called her, was always so king, loving and friendly with me. I often thought of her with fond memories. She will be missed. Blessings from The Baca family in Las Vegas. Loretta and I send our prayers. Love as always.

Cathy Gonzales Oct 22 ,2020

Friend ,Las vegas ,New Mexico

I'm sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace and she will be in my prayers. She will be in my prayers. She was a wonderful lady.

Tony Abeyta Oct 24 ,2020

Friend of Sandra ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

So sorry for your Loss God bless your mother and Family

Sarah Baca Knight Oct 24 ,2020

daughter ,Peralta ,New Mexico

Mom, in your time of need, your daughters, Sandra, Pita, and I Sarah, took care of you. In 2017, you were staying with me at my house when you had a medical event and your heart stopped 4 times. After I resuscitated you, it was determined by hospital staff that you needed a pacemaker. Mom, because of my quick response, you were given life for 3 more years. I then took care of you at no cost because of the love I have for you. On July 30, 2020, my sisters and I took you to check out your house in Las Vegas, NM. After you saw the condition of your house and realized that numerous possessions were missing, your illness accelerated and not only did you leave us because of medical issues, you died also of a broken heart. So, I hurt for you as my relationship with you was wonderful as I was always able to make you laugh. You shared your innermost feelings with me and I will always be your voice! I love you mom now and forever! Because of the services for Virginia Seiler Baca being held at a later date, any and all donations should be submitted to Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church ONLY in remembrance of Virginia Seiler Baca.