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Lorraine Jane Baca Gallegos

October 19, 1927 — September 29, 2022

Albuquerque

 

Lorraine Baca Gallegos, age 94, passed peacefully in her sleep on September 29th, 2022.  She was born on October 19th, 1927 in  Anton Chico, NM and raised in Las Vegas, NM.  She graduated from Las Vegas High, attended Highlands University, and began her career at Los Alamos National Laboratory with the Atomic Energy Commission.  She also worked for the Espanola Public Schools as a Nursing Assistant, culminating in a long career with New Mexico State Police District 7 in Espanola as a dispatcher/supervisor, then transferred to District 5 in Albuquerque until her retirement.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her Husband, Buddy A. Gallegos; Mother, Abrana Aragon Baca; Father, Hipolito Baca; Sisters, Angie Ulibarri and Helen Hedricks; Brothers, Cristobal and Mike Baca; Granddaughter, Jennifer Talley; Great Granddaughter, Gabriella Pacheco; Mother-in-law, Amanda (Molly) Garcia; Brother-in-law, Joseph Gallegos; Sisters-in-law, Rosabella Lineberry and Rose Gallegos; and many Nieces and Nephews.

Lorraine is survived by her children; Anthony, Debra and Elizabeth Gallegos (Albuquerque). Grandchildren; Amanda (Shaun), Adriana (Tanner), Danielle, Kevin, and Zachary.  Several Great Grandchildren and many Great Great-Grandchildren; Sisters-in-law; Loretta Gonzales (Santa Cruz) and Pauline Herrera (Alcalde); a special niece, Doreen Hedricks (Northumberland, PA).

Honorary Pallbearers; NM State Police Districts 5 and 7, NMSP Officer Robert Goke (retired), NMSP Officer Jake Salazar (retired), Angie Armijo-Valdez, Corrine A. Martinez, Claudette Benson, Christine Albrecht, Celina (Sally) Borrego and Christina Trujillo.

Heartfelt gratitudes to Heartland/ProMedica Hospice team for their outstanding care, comfort and support.  A special thanks to Caregivers Frances Ortiz, Julia Urban, Lorraine Dunn, and Joyce Brown for their care for Mom.

 

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

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Interment

Friday, October 14, 2022

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501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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