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Consuelo "Connie" Acevedo


1925 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Consuelo "Connie" Acevedo Obituary
CONSUELO "CONNIE" ACEVEDO, 90, passed away Monday afternoon, October 26, 2015 surrounded by her family and loved ones. Connie was born Consuelo Aguirre, September 3rd, 1925, in Loma Linda, California. She was a graduate from Corona High School, and earned a B.A. at Redlands University and went on to earn her Masters Degree at California State University, Fullerton. Connie was a well-known and respected teacher in Corona for 34 years. She was devoted to the education of children, especially to the advancement of Hispanic bilingual students, and pioneered new methods of teaching at Corona elementary schools. During her time as a teacher, she worked passionately to ensure that her students - regardless of language or background - were able to read and write proficiently. Connie is survived by her loving husband of 69 years Onias "Ace" Acevedo; daughters Helen Darrah, Martha Grant, and Ramona Martinez; brother Mike Aguirre of Corona; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a large extended famiy. She was preceded in death by her sister Carmen Hernandez, brother Andrew Aguirre, and daughter Lorraine "Cathy" Acevedo Garnier. She is remembered not only by her family and loved ones, but also by the numerous students that she taught. Connie is a woman known for her lifelong friendships, her passion for education, her faith, and her fierce love for family. Visitation, followed by a recitation of the rosary, will be held on Monday, November 2nd at 6 pm at Thomas Miller Mortuary at 1118 East 6th Street, Corona, CA. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Corona, CA at 11:00am on Tuesday November 3rd.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 30, 2015
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