April 18, 1930 ~ March 22, 2020

Born in: Del Rio, Texas
Resided in: Fremont, California

Our Beloved Mother Mary Gloria Baca, age 89, went to heaven to meet our angels, our father Aurelio, sisters Juanita & Maria, and her granddaughter Monica on March 22, 2020, in Fremont, CA surrounded by all her loved ones.

Mary leaves behind her daughters, Rosario “Chayo” Contreras (Manuel), Elsa Espinoza (Tony), Elizabeth Lagos, Veronica Oberst (Gerry), and Rebecca Ornelas (Pete). She also leaves behind her 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mother was preceded by her beloved husband, Aurelio P. Baca, of 91 years of age and two daughters Juanita & Maria at birth and her Granddaughter Monica.

Our mother was born in Del Rio, Texas, on April 18, 1930, to Emilio & Maria Acosta Loredo. They moved to Fremont when she was 15 years old. She used to sing in the 1950s with a Radio Station called KSJO in San Jose. She sang ballads in Spanish, and we heard there was an album. Mother met our father, Aurelio, and married on November 18, 1951. They were married for 65 happy years.

Our mother was a seamstress, and she made her beautiful wedding dress with the help of her mother. She made lots of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and flower girl dresses. She also made hats in those days that were very stylish. Mother would love to sew, and she would make our clothes for school that we were very proud of.

Mother worked at Libby’s in Sunnyvale and also at Washington Hospital in housekeeping for over 21 years until she retired. Mother also loved cooking for everyone. We would have lots of families when they were visiting our home. She was always ready with a pot of beans, homemade tortillas and chili to welcome everyone.

Our mother loved everyone unconditionally. She enjoyed her holidays with her family and going on vacations with them to Calexico, the beaches on Easter, casinos, Hawaii and of course Disneyland.

We are going to miss her very much, we all love her with all of our hearts and souls.

Mother, We know you’re at peace with our angels and were granted your wings with Dad, your two daughters, and granddaughter Monica.

Until we meet again.

Con todo nuestro carazon, tu hijas Elsa, Elizabeth, Veronica and Rebecca. Te Amos Mucho Mama!

Memories Timeline


  1. CandleFrom my family to yours, our prayers are with you. We have fond memories of the many times we spent with tia Gloria at her home. We were saddened when we heard of her passing and extend our deepest sympathies to you.

  2. CandleCondolences to All family of Tía Gloria. Wishing you moments where you feel wrapped up in the warmth of your memories. Prayers are with you all.

  3. CandleTo the most strongest beautiful
    Mama, you always had so much beauty & elegance and love for everyone, I’m proud to have you as my mama . You have earned your wings & your now with Papa together. We will always cherish all our memories 💕🙏🏼💕
    Con todo nuestro Corazon
    Te Amo Mucho Mama, Dale abrazos y besos a papá 😘 Love Becky

  4. Grandma We love you very much and thank you for your unconditional Love. For always being there and giving us your best. I learned a lot from you and Grandpa and will always be grateful for the lessons and Love you gave me. May you rest in peace and be with our love ones that are in heaven. Love you

  5. CandleTia Gloria always was my favorite she was so sweet to me no matter how long I hadn’t seen her and was as pretty on the outside as inside.Thank you for having my cuz Becky. Love you always

  6. I’d like to share a touching moment
    One day I went to the house to visit Veronica (she had surgery on her wrist)
    I heard Mrs.Baca busy in the kitchen as I and Veronica sat in the family room catching up on the latest.
    Well here comes Gloria, walking towards us. I told Veronica you are so spoiled.
    Your mom even brings your lunch to you.
    Mrs.Baca bypasses Veronica, and serves me.
    Warmth,Love always flowed from their home, as you’ll see in her daughters.

  7. CandleAunt Gloria always was ready with hugs and kisses no matter how long it had been since I seen her. I will miss her

  8. CandleMy deepest sympathies to you and your family. Cherish the beautiful memories and hold them dear to your heart . I know your mom was very wonderful person with a beautiful family. My prayers go out to you in this difficult time.

  9. CandleTia Gloria you will be dearly missed, rest peacefully in paradise. Sending hugs to the entire family.
    Love Herme, Will and Hunter Quinlan

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