October 17, 1932 – January 18, 2023

Leandro CDeBaca was born in Dawson, New Mexico to Efren Arturo CdeBaca and Josefina Aragon. He met and married his high school sweetheart Flora Acosta on January 23, 1952.  Leandro CDeBaca, is survived by his wife Flora, daughters Sherrylynn Bowen, (husband, DeVon); Cynthia Dexter, (husband, Brock); Lise Espinoza, (husband, Antonio); and Pamela Bird, (husband, Patrick); sons Craig CDeBaca and Karl CdeBaca, (wife, Autumn); 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers Arturo CdeBaca and Joseph CdeBaca; and two sisters Angelina Garcia and Lucille Baca.

He retired in 1971, after an exemplary career from the U.S Air Force as a Master Sergeant. He was stationed around the world, to include assignments in the United States and the Pacific Theater, with a second retirement from the U.S. Defense Commissary Agency, after 20 years of a commended service.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He taught his children to be resilient, independent and self-sufficient. All of his grandchildren and great grandchildren loved and cherished their “Pop Pop”.

He passed with his loving wife, children, and grandchildren by his side.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, it was Leandro’s request to make donations to your local youth outreach program of choice.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2023, at Pikes Peak National Cemetery.

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  1. The Buckley SFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for MSgt DeBaca’s service to our country in the Air Force. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley SFB at 720-847-6693 or raobuckley@gmail.com. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

    Steve Young
    Lt Col, USAF, Ret
    Director, Buckley SFB RAO

  2. So sorry for your loss, He was a great man, but now he is with the Lord.

  3. Family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband,Father, grandfather, and friend. I only spoke to Lee once on the phone. I immediately felt his kindness and his sense of humor. I felt that Lee and Al had the same great qualities. We are so sorry that health issues prevent us from attending his funeral service; however we will visit our church to offer prayers

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