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Theresa Dolores (Baca) Rios

August 5, 1940 ~ March 14, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Theresa Rios Obituary

Theresa B. Rios, passed away on March 14, 2024 in Socorro, NM at the age of 83, after a sudden & valiant fight with colangiocarcinoma.

Theresa Dolores, was the first daughter born to Robert B. Baca and Teresita Torres Baca August 5, 1940. She is preceeded in death by her parents and her three brothers, Robert, David and Edward; husbands, Mauricio "Morris" Gonzales and Felipe A. Ramirez. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Manuel V. Rios; sister Maryetta Serna; sons, Morris Gonzales (Donna), Robert "Bobby" Gonzales (Arlene), George Rios (Patricia), Ricardo "Ricky" Ramirez (Sheila) and John Ramirez; 13 grandchildren, Michael Gonzales, Tracy Gonzales, Ashley Gonzales, Amanda Gonzales, Robert Gonzales, Elena Gonzales, Frank A. Garcia, Rebecca Camberos (Edgar), Josh Garcia (Genesis), Victoria T Gilbert (Lindsey), Felipe P Ramirez, and Christopher AM Ramirez (Devon); 19 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and countless relatives and friends.

Theresa was beautiful inside & out. Her strong and persevering faith in God was displayed in all that she did. She had a positive outlook on life and loved to laugh. Growing up on Terry Street in Socorro, Theresa had friends that she kept all the way through her life, including her childhood close friend, Mary Theresa Bennetts (d.2022). Her education at Mt. Carmel School taught her to stay close to the Lord. She often referenced her teachers and friends from the school.

Theresa loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a fabulous cook. Her family enjoyed her baking and delicious green chile rellenos at Christmas time. The Rios home often hosted the family's Tech graduations, birthdays and baby showers over the years. Theresa enjoyed traveling with Manny and her family to places throughout the United States, as well as embarking on cruises to the Caribbean, and Mexico. Theresa was an active member in her community. She sold tickets to Socorro Warrior athletic games, was a member of the Socorro Fraternal Order of Eagles, and volunteered at the San Miguel Church Giftshop. She worked for many years as a secretary and later as the payroll bookkeeper for Socorro Consolidated Schools. After her retirement in 2004, Theresa was a regular bingo, lottery and slot player. She enjoyed reading novels and crocheting blankets and projects for her family. She attended water aerobics at NMIMT with local Socorro ladies, and loved to dance with her husband at the San Miguel Fiestas, parties & receptions.

A Rosary will be recited Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 9:30am at San Miguel Parish, Socorro, NM, with the Catholic mass at 10:00am. Committal service will follow at the San Miguel Catholic Cemetery in Socorro. Honorary pallbearers are Theresa's grandsons; Michael Gonzales, Robert Gonzales, Frank A. Garcia, Josh Garcia, Felipe P. Ramirez and Christopher A.M. Ramirez. Please join the family for a reception at the San Miguel Parish Hall following committal.

Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, where an online guest register is available at www.noblin.com

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Services

Theresa Rios Rosary
Tuesday
March 26, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
San Miguel Catholic Church
El Camino Real
Socorro, NM 87801

Theresa Rios Mass
Tuesday
March 26, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
San Miguel Catholic Church
El Camino Real
Socorro, NM 87801

Theresa Rios Inurnment
Tuesday
March 26, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
San Miguel Catholic Cemetery
Blue Canyon Rd.
Socorro, NM 87801

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