Susan Alice Baca, longtime resident of Manhattan Beach, California passed away at age 77 on November 25, 2013. Sue was born to the late William and Alice Simkins in 1936 in Glendale, CA. She grew up in Leimert Park in the Crenshaw District and attended Dorsey High School. Sue was a graduate of Wright Macman Business School. She worked as a publications technical editor at TRW, and retired 21 years ago. Sue was a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church, an avid walker, amazing gardener, accomplished volunteer, talented watercolor artist, and a beautiful soul. Her connection with God and deep faith were always recognizable as anyone who knows her would tell you that she made them feel as if they were the most important person in the world to her at that moment. Sue is survived by her daughter, Lori (Spike) Howard of CO; and sons, Michael (Gina) Mulligan of CA, and William Mulligan of CA; step-daughter, Pam Shaw of CO; step-son Rick (Linda) Baca of Indiana; 14 grandchildren – Michael, Chad, Jennifer, Christina, Michael, Christopher, William, Jamie, Jason, Amy, Kyle, Robby, Joey and Nathan; 1 great-grandchild, Baily; and her sister, Linda Grover of CA. Her sister, Marianne Barrow and her husband and best friend Joe Baca of CA preceded her in death. The Celebration Mass will be held at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach on December 6th at 10:00 am. Donations in her honor may be made to American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society

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  1. We already miss you terribly, Aunt Sue. We are so glad we got the chance to visit with you in August. Please give our love to Dad and Uncle Joe.
    All our love,
    Pat, Debbie, Robby and Danny

  2. My life was so much better with you in it; there is a huge hole in my heart that eventually will be filled with great memories of my Aunt Sue. I love you Auntie Sue-Sue!

  3. You always were sweet to me and had the best sense of humor. I will miss bumping into you around town and your wonderful attitude always. God bless you, we’ll meet again. Love, Myke

  4. I will always remember our days at St. Mary’s and St. John’s. You were a marvelous woman and you will be missed by all.

  5. Such a nice celebration of “Gramma” Sue today…everything that was said about her was so true. We will miss her greatlly. xxoo, Anne, Luka and Cosi (the cat!)

  6. Sure wish you were here to tell us how to deal with you leaviing us:(
    We love you, will never forget you! You were extraordinary!!!
    Karen, Howard, Makenzie and Greg

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