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Obituary: Toniette Rea Baca-Lopez

Toniette Rae Baca-Lopez September 21, 1972 – August 5, 2021
Photo Credit: courtesy the Baca-Lopez family
Toniette Rae Baca-Lopez
September 21, 1972 – August 5, 2021


BACA-LOPEZ – Toniette Rea Baca-Lopez left mother earth to join her family on August 5, 2021 in Denver Colorado, she was 48 years old. Toniette Baca-Lopez was born at Mercy Medical Hospital on September 21, 1972, to Renee Cloud of Ignacio Colorado and late Father Robert “Larry” Baca of Seattle Washington. She was married to late Felipe Lopez, they have three children, Kree Lopez,  Philman Lopez, granddaughter Mia Lopez and Kirsten Lopez .

Toniette graduated from Ignacio High school, after high school she attended Mesa State College in Grand Junction Colorado and Pueblo Community College in Durango Colorado. She moved back to her hometown of Ignacio Colorado, worked at CDOT, the Sky Ute Casino and Southern Ute Tribe for numerous years. She then stayed home, being a mother and grandmother first, then to care for her horses, and other pets, including taking care of her land. She had many talents and multiple likes in which she loved include perfecting her beading work, following the powwow trail in her younger days fancy dancing, participating in hand game and enjoyed the simple life with her family. 

She was preceded in passing by her father Robert L. Baca. On her mother’s side; brother Uriah Cloud, grandfather Julius Nash Cloud, Grandmother Molly Buck Tobias Cloud, uncle Neil Buck Cloud, uncle Gerald Buck Cloud, uncle Elliot Cloud, uncle Darwin Cloud, auntie Lorraine Cloud, cousin Janell Denny, niece Janette Frost, cousin Lucinda Cloud.

She leaves behind her children; daughter Kree Lopez (Melvin Deal Jr.), son Philman Lopez, grandchild Mia Lopez and youngest daughter Kirsten Lopez.  Mother Renee Cloud; sister Tonece Baca, sister Marquetta Cloud (Matthew Archuleta); nephew Isaiah Valdez, nephew Sergio Cloud, niece Izabella Cloud, niece Yllana Howe, niece Ollyvia Howe, brother Antonio Cloud – niece Shyla Cloud, brother Barry Cloud – niece Zariah Cloud. Including numerous cousins and all people who knew her from powwow and hand game life.

She started her journey home on August 8, 2021 with a traditional family wake, August 9, 2021 was church services at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Ignacio Colorado, her final resting place was East Ignacio Cemetery, Ignacio Colorado.

She loved all walks of life, most of all she had the biggest heart, was always kind to everyone and loved making people laugh. 

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