Bacas celebrate 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday

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Anthony and Ermelinda Baca, of Rio Communities, will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on July 12. They were married in 1974 at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church.

Anthony is a retired general contractor, who built several homes in the Los Lunas, Albuquerque, Placitas and Santa Fe areas.

Ermelinda and Anthony Baca At their wedding

Ermelida is a dental hygienist, employed by Dr. Linda Hixon. She chairs the New Mexico Dental Hygienists Committee and is a member of the Board of Dental Health Care. Ermelinda was also the 2013 recipient of the Dental Hygienist of Excellence Award.

The Bacas have three children, Lindsay (Carlos) Chavez, of Sun Valley, Calif.; Sidney (Chris) Olivas, of Los Lunas; and Elyssa Baca, of Belen. They have four grandchildren, Haleigh Little, Lucas Bland, Melina Olivas and Micah Olivas.

The couple plan a celebration at the Hotel Parq Central and a trip to Portland, Ore.