Sarah Palma Acevedo, 97, of Soledad, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011.
She was born May 18, 1913, to Geronima Palma and Juan Flores. Sarah was the 3rd child of Geronima and Juan.
Sarah met Dario Martinez Acevedo in 1930 at the "76 Ranch" in Wilcox, Ariz. She worked in the kitchen serving the ranch hands their meals. She also worked at the main house as a housekeeper.
Sarah married Dario in March 1932. Sarah gave birth to nine children, Julian, Helen, Edward, Angelina, Jane, Bernadine, Linda, Sarah and Claudia. In 1939, Sarah and Dario moved from the "76 Ranch" to "Rancho San Carlos" in Carmel Valley. She worked as a housekeeper at the main house. Sarah and Dario lived many years at the ranch with their children.
After leaving Rancho San Carlos, Sarah and Dario moved to Seaside. Sarah worked for various families as a housekeeper in Carmel, Carmel Valley, Monterey and Pacific Grove. She also worked in the Sardine Factories on Cannery Row in the early 1950's. Sarah worked at the Lamplighter Inn in Carmel for several years.
In 1966, Sarah and Dario moved back to Carmel Valley with their daughter, Claudia. At this time Sarah retired and enjoyed time with her family, going to the river, gardening and reading.
In 1977, Sarah and Dario moved to Prunedale and in 2004 Sarah moved to Soledad with her daughter Linda and her family.
Sarah was an avid reader. She enjoyed reading the local newspapers, and a variety of books. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and shopping at the various shops in Carmel. The Mediterranean Market on Carmel Avenue was one of her favorite places to shop.
Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Dario M. Acevedo; children, Julian Acevedo, Sarah Acevedo, Bernadine Paige, Helen Avila; grandchildren, Mateo Brown, Arthur Avila, Juanita Vaughan and Sherri Brown; and great-granddaughter, Janelle Leilani Naioa.
Sarah is survived by her children, Edward Acevedo of Red Bluff, Angie Builta of Carmel Valley, Jane Hargrove of Madera, Linda Brown of Soledad, and Claudia Acevedo-Leibert of Moorpark; 32 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and 47 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: From 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Mission Memorial Park & Seaside Funeral Home, 1915 Ord Grove Ave., Seaside.
Vigil: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Mission Memorial Park, Seaside.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Mission Memorial Park, Seaside.
Immediately following the service, attendees will meet at the American Legion Hall in Seaside.
Arrangements: Mission Memorial Park & Seaside Funeral Home, 831-394-1481.