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Zada Ponce

Zada Kai Baca Ponce passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Roswell.

She was born May 1, 2002, in Carlsbad, the daughter of Monica Baca and Able Ponce Jr. She was raised in Artesia, lived in Roswell, and attended Goddard High School.

Zada loved cuddling with her pet cat, Batman, and taking her dog, Buddy, for walks to the dog park. She was an avid reader, very well known at the public and school library. Listening to music was a fun hobby for her, as well as being an awesome softball player, but she loved the 49ers even more.

Zada had a loving, caring heart and always wanted to help others. She will be sincerely, deeply missed by all of the loved ones she leaves behind.

Survivors include her mother, Monica Baca, and her partner Calletovno Chavarria of Artesia; father Abel Ponce Jr. of Artesia; sisters Angeline Ponce, Adela Ponce and Jacinta Ponce, all of Artesia; brother Abel Ponce III; godbrother Adrian Huber; grandparents Antonio Baca and Sally Baca of Albuquerque, and Lucy Mendoza of Artesia; great-grandmothers Refujia Olivas of Artesia and Mage Lugo; expected niece Janaey Olga Brown; aunts and uncles Tony and Angela Baca of Carlsbad, Michelle Baca, Augustine Baca and Selia Barreras, all of Albuquerque, David Baca II, and Donald and Maria “Nina” Huber, all of Artesia, Marcos and Lyla Baca of Houston, Texas, Erica Mendoza, and Janice Mendoza; and several cousins, great-aunts and uncles, friends, and family members.

She was preceded in death by grandparents David Baca and Olga Olivas; grandfather Joe Mendoza; her great-grandfathers; and cousin Adriana Huber.

Visitors may call on the family at the home of Maria and Donald Huber, 3606 W. Quay Ave.
Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.