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.