THERESA Age 52, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. She passed away in her home in Socorro, NM surrounded by her family. Theresa was born to Elfego and Demetria Baca in Magdelena, NM on October 16, 1959. She grew up with her ten siblings and graduated from Magdelena High School. She married the love of her life, Ernest McBride, on March 29, 1980. Theresa and Ernest were blessed with three children: Monica Vinyard of Albuquerque, and Ernest McBride Jr. and Josiah McBride of Socorro; and four grandchildren: Michael McBride, Gabriel McBride, Patrick McBride, and Boston Vinyard. More than anything Theresa loved being with her family and caring for her children and grandchildren. Theresa worked for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory for 27 years, and became Senior Human Resources Administrator. She co-pastored the New Beginnings Church alongside her husband, Ernest. Theresa gave much love to the Socorro community and was a great example of faithfulness and strength. Her hospitality was appreciated by everyone who knew her. Theresa was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, her children and grandchildren, eight sisters, two brothers, and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Her life will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Calvary Chapel in Albuquerque, NM., viewing will be from noon to 1:00 p.m. and Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial services will be held at Mt. Calvary immediately following the services. Flowers may be sent to Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87101, (505) 343-8008 or Theresa requested that donations be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Please send contributions in her name to M.D.A., 6733 Academy Road NE Suite D, Albuquerque, NM 87109. The family would like to sincerely thank the MDA for their support.
Published on: Sun December 11, 2011