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Jake G. Baca - July 27, 2010

Jake G. Baca, 87, former longtime Elsie, Neb. area resident of Ogallala, Neb. died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, in Great Plains Regional Medical Center at North Platte, Neb..
He was born July 6, 1923 at Las Vegas, N.M., the son of Alfredo “Fred” and Rita (Chacon) Baca.
He farmed, ranched and did mechanical work.
In 1941, he married Margie Martinez at Dahlia, N.M. After 31 years, the marriage ended. After this marriage ended, he helped raise Victor, Marco and Ramon Perez. In 2006, he retired and moved to Ogallala.
Among his hobbies were horses, cabinet making, gardening chilies and tomatoes, hunting, collecting things, reading and watching westerns on television.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruby and husband Ed Reiselman of Kennewick, Wash., and Shirley and husband, Paul Marrujo of Albuquerque, N.M.; two adopted sons, Victor Perez and wife Katie of Ogal-lala, and Ramon Perez II and his wife Rosie of Fort Riley, Kan.; grandchildren, Theodore and wife Tina Marrujo, Derek and wife Katherine Marrujo, Clifford and Roxane Marrujo, Jessica and husband Albert Vandouser, Amy and husband Scott Bistry, Billie, Jason and Shane Baca, Bernie, Mark and John Paul Reiselman, Zachary, Channing and Lakyne Renninger of Ogallala, and Daisy, Rachael, Stella, Ramon, Heather, Gabriel and Jasmine Perez; 21 great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Nancy Baca of Chicago, and Rosalee Baca of Spokane, Wash.; a brother, George Baca and wife Louise of Pueblo, Colo.; and three sisters, Rosie and husband Louie Trujillo, of Ogallala, Rita Baladez of Julesburg, Colo., and Annie husband Ferman Elizondo, of Commerce City, Colo.; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Nick, Raymond and Rumaldo Baca; two sons, John and Robert Baca; and an adopted son, Marco Perez.
A funeral Mass was celebrated July 29, 2010 in St. Luke’s Catholic Church at Ogallala, with the Rev. Bryan Ernest officiating.
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Burial was in the Julesburg Cemetery.
Gubser Funeral Home at Ogallala was in charge of arrangements.