Aurelio Patlan Baca

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Aurelio Patlán Baca, resident of Fremont, California was granted his angel wings on January 20, 2016. He was born on July 17, 1924 in Jaral del Progresso, Guanajuato, Mexico. He started working when he was 14 years old and finished his 20-year career at General Motors before retiring. He was a very hard worker, enjoyed the simple things in life, and loved everyone unconditionally. He enjoyed taking simple trips with his family to make memories that would last a lifetime. His final days were spent surrounded by family that loved and cherished him in every way. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Gloria Baca, they were inseparable for 64 years. He is also survived by his daughters and their spouses, Elsa Espinoza (Tony); Elizabeth Lagos; Veronica Oberst (Gerry); and Rebecca Ornelas (Pete). He is also survived by his 22 treasured grandchildren, their spouses and great grand children; Tony Espinoza, Eric Espinoza, and Angel in heaven Monica Espinoza; Joe Lagos Jr. (Pooja), Jonathan Lagos, Jenessa Perez (Bryan); Jennifer Oberst, Jesse Oberst, Esteban Ornelas, Sergio Ornelas, Enrique Ornelas, Serena Ornelas; Jesse Contreras (Sandra); Great Grandchildren Jasmine Lagos, Jianna Lagos, Emma Perez, Jesse Contreras Jr., Cassandra Contreras, Janessa Contreras, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know him. Aurelio will always be remembered smiling with a thumb's up, offering food to eat, playing the guitar, working on cars, or tending to his yard. One of his favorite past times was watching cowboy movies. He would say the scenery reminded him of where he grew up in Calexico; the trees, the open land, the horses, and the life. He was a simple man that touched so many lives. His heart was made of gold and his touch was solid as steel. He made you feel loved and was always concerned for you. Anytime you had an interaction with him, it was always one to remember. Aurelio's favorite sayings were, 'Whatcha Know' and 'Ah Common'! Aurelio often sang, 'The stars are bright, they shine tonight, deep in the heart of Texas'. His star will always shine bright.

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  1. To the Baca Family,
    I\’m so sorry about the lose of your Father. My prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I pray you all find comfort in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    God be with you all.

  2. Our prayers to The Baca Family may you find peace and comfort in Our Lord Jesus Christ may He be with you today and always

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