Emerine Betty Acorn
April 10, 1920 -
December 20, 2012
Resident of Aptos
Emerine Betty Acorn died peacefully, surrounded by family on December 20, 2012. Emerine was born on April 10, 1920 in Seattle, WA. to John and June Rodda. She attended high school in Port Angeles, WA. and later went to the University of Washington. She married Arthur G. Acorn in February 1942. They were married 52 years until his passing in 1994. She is survived by her children: Jeff Acorn, Dennis Acorn, Susan Doan and son-in-law Larry Doan, her grandchildren: Abby, Nick, David, Matthew, Jenny, Nathan, and Michelle, six great grandchildren, as well as her brother and sister-in-law Les and Betty Rodda and many nieces and nephews.
Emerine started playing cello in 5th grade and was in symphonies throughout her life. She worked for three doctors, with her father in a hardware store, and then a photography studio. After having her children she was a dedicated stay-at-home mom always ready to encourage her children with kindness and happy smiles. She was in Bible study groups, symphony, and a badminton club. She enjoyed traveling to many countries, bike riding (until the age of 90!), knitting, swimming, exercising, gardening, and cooking. We will always remember her warm smile, gracious attitude, and loving spirit.
A special thank you to Cindy's Celebrations for all the outings she enjoyed, and to the wonderful staff at Sunshine Villa, where she lived for the last year and a half.
A memorial service will be held at Benito Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St. in Santa Cruz, Ca. on December 29, at 11:00 AM.
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Dec. 28, 2012