Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Marvin `Champ` Baca

Marvin "Champ" Baca age 52  passed away peacefully on Friday December 29th. He was born in Albuquerque, NM and was a lifelong resident. He had 2 Children Alicia Maestas and Brandon Baca 

Marvin was a Golden Glove Champion 2 times and loved to watch boxing.  His nick name "Champion" was given by our Mother Sarah when he won his first boxing match as a teenager. 

He was also a big Dallas Cowboy fan. Marvin made friends everywhere he went and was loved by many. He was also known as a sharp dresser who always liked to be neat and clean.

He was a great car mechanic and loved building bikes. He loved music and loved to dance. He had a big heart and was always willing to help out people. He was loved very much by his many nieces and nephews. 


Until we meet again rest in peace "Champ" 




Mom Sarah, Dad Jose, Sisters Marylou and Martha, Brother Joey, Brother Ray, Brother Augie 

Many nieces and nephews

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE  87108

(505) 764-9663

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Patrick and Melissa December 31, 2017

Sister in law

The Champ is here is how we always address him and is how we will always remember him... Until we meet again Rest in Paradise my brother from another mother!

Martha Armijo December 31, 2017


Services will be Tuesday January 2nd from 12:00 to 2:00 at Riverside Funeral Home

Joseph Segura December 31, 2017

Albuquerque , New Mexico

I am so sorry for your loss. I am the outreach person for The Compassionate Friends. We are a local group of parents who have lost a child or children. We know the grief, we have walked the path. If the parent(s) and/or grandparent(s) of the deceased would like to attend our bi-Monthly meetings, join our Facebook pages or receive The Compassionate Friends monthly newsletter or receive contact phone numbers please contact me. Once again I am so sorry for your loss. We gather in December (300 attend) to light candles and remember our children. Please contact us for information. Joseph Segura Albqcompfrnds@gmail.com

Shannon Armijo January 01, 2018

God Daughter

I miss you so much Nino...Ill always remember our time together and how much you loved me and the kids. You always gave me confidence when i needed it. Im gonna miss visiting you and hanging out with you. I love you.

Martha Armijo January 01, 2018

Sister Albuquerque , New Mexico

No more hurt and no more pain. A look of relief and peace was on your face as all of the stress and worries faded away. You are now sheltered by our Lord Jesus Christ. Sleeping in peace until our family chain links again, we will hold you in our hearts. Love you Broter!

Dominic Sanchez January 01, 2018

Uncle , California

First off I would like give my deepest condolences to all my familia in Albuquerque related to Uncle Marvin ❣️ I wasn’t as blessed as you all to have the amount of years in his presence , but I’m very grateful with the few moments I had with. The ones I remember the most and will never forget are when I was very young,Uncle Marvin and my dad used to teach me about boxing 🥊 🥊priceless 🙌🏽 Thank you so much Uncle Marvin😎 I love you say what’s up to my Ta Ta for me🙏🏼

Lawrence and Denise Griego January 01, 2018


Condolences to the whole family, my you Rest in Peace Marvin

Julia Ortiz January 01, 2018

AMIGA Alburquerque nm

Marvin esto no es un adiós sino un asta luego siempre bas a estar en mi estar en mi corazón flaquito

Connie January 01, 2018

Sister in law

As Marvin would say (Damn Gina). Made me laugh every time. I know why you left so soon . Your brothers were calling you. They wanted to bring in 2018 together. No better place to reunite then inside heavens gates where you will have everlasting life, peace and joy. No goodbye to you from me my brother. Just until we meet again. As for your beautiful family you left behind here on earth, my deepest sympathy. You all have been through so much pain and sorrow. May God bless you all and bring you peace and calm. Marvin, my final words to you at this time are one of my favorites. ( There’s no place like home)