Obituaries Aug. 24, 2005

Olivia C. DeBaca

Olivia "Libby" C. DeBeca, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, in Show Low after a long illness.

She was 72.

She was born in George West, Texas, on April 22, 1933.

She was a resident of Kingman since 1958.

Here, she met the love of her life, Benito C. DeBaca Sr. They were married in 1959 and remained so until his death in 1994.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Olivia worked at Central Commercial Co. until its closing and then later worked at Garland Lures for several years. She then went to Valley National Bank/Bank One, working there for 17 years until her retirement in 1995.

She made many friends along the way and loved being a part of the Kingman community.

Olivia is survived by her mother, Jesusa Morin of George West; two sisters, Elia Perez (Benny) and Ramona Ybanez, both of George West; one brother, Epifanio Morin (Tonia) of Kingman; four sons, Cecil C. DeBaca (Nancy) of Show Low, Joseph C. DeBaca, Benito C. DeBaca Jr. (Melissa), Michael C DeBaca, all of Kingman; two daughters, Rosie Guinn (Jim) and Christina Ruiz (Alfredo), both of Chula Vista, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and numerous friends.

Visitation and rosary for Olivia will be on Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. at Sutton Funeral home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the burial following at Mountain View Cemetery.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many friends our mother had and for the happiness they brought to her life.

She will not be forgotten in out hearts, and we know she will not be forgotten in the hearts of others as well.

Mothers Love: In the beginning, God created Mother's Love that could never be replaced by anyone or anything. Mother's Love is something not everyone possesses, it is something you feel inside to know "Mom" is by your side.