Lily T. Acosta

Acosta, Lily T.
Lily T. Acosta was born in Magdalena, Sonora Mexico on August 19, 1935. She entered into her eternity on February 25, 2013. A consummate mother, wife and grandmother to the end, Lily was an excellent cook and always enjoyed preparing meals for family and friends. She took great pride in hearing how much everyone loved her food. Not only was she an incredible chef, she was also skilled at sewing, and she was always ready to take on any home-improvement job she could. Lily also loved flowers and gardening, and is said to have had a perfect green thumb. A hobby she especially enjoyed doing while spending her summers at her cabin in Pinetop, AZ. Education was one of the most important life goals that she had for her children. And one of her greatest achievements was to watch each one of them graduate from college. Daily she would also stress the importance of family, faith, forgiveness, inner strength, happiness and love. To her family, Lily will always be their pillar of strength. Her light will continue to live on in those she is survived by. Her husband of 52 years, Albert G. Acosta, her children Rosemary Acosta, Mary Helen Roskopf (Greg), Martha Acosta-Hargraves (Doug), Albert M. Acosta, & Anita Epperson (Graham) and her grandchildren Sara, Samantha, & Grace Roskopf, Marcus and Lauren Reardon, Ana & Mia Hargraves, and Isabel and Chloe Epperson. As well as her beloved sisters Carmen Casillas and Teresa Valdez and her many nieces and nephews. Her family is forever grateful to the many family members and friends who have offered support and assistance throughout these years that Lily has battled breast cancer. Their gratitude also goes out to Hospice of Arizona and the staff of the Greenfield House in Mesa, Arizona for all of the care and kindnesses shown to her. Lily's viewing and Rosary services will be held on Saturday March 2, 2013 starting at 11:15 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Mortuary located at 1562 E.Baseline Rd, Mesa AZ 85204. Mass will follow at 1:00 at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 1244 S Power Rd, Mesa AZ 85206. Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guestbook at Arrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Mortuary.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 28, 2013