Anthony "Tony" Cabeza de Baca was born in Mora, NM in 1924 and passed peacefully on April 8, 2013. He came to San Diego in 1941, but his heart was always in New Mexico. A San Diego High and San Diego City College graduate, he joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Gold Star. He returned to San Diego and met the love of his life, Frances L. Smith and they danced through life together for 61 years. He loved God, his family, and his country. Survived by his wife and children, Diane (Anthony), Juan Carlos, Andres (Colleen), Victor (Rachel), Celeste (Josh) and David (Elva); 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Theresa, and many relatives. Rosary, April 14th, 6 p.m. at Community Mortuary, CV. Funeral Mass, April 15th, 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, SD.
Published in U-T San Diego on April 14, 2013