Hilda Alicia Acuna
1940 - 2021
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory Inc
1507 Main St E
Valdese, NC
Hilda Alicia Acuna

November 18, 1940 - July 5, 2021

Mrs. Hilda Alicia Acuna, 80, of Valdese, passed away Monday, July 5, 2021, at her residence.

Hilda was born Nov. 18, 1940, in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, to the late Geronimo Torres and Teresa Lopez Torres.

She was previously employed as a licensed vocational nurse working with special needs children over the years. She loved spending most of her time relaxing on her front porch, enjoying the nature around her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a husband, John Clements Betancourt Jr.; and her youngest son, Carlos Antonio Acuna, whose loss is still felt to this day.

Survivors include her four children, David Craig Betancourt, Robert Wayne Betancourt and wife, Lin, and Debra Anne Betancourt Kirk and husband, Robert, all of Los Angeles, Calif., and John Betancourt and wife, Linda, of Valdese. Also surviving are a sister, Carmen Delgado of Texas; 11 grandchildren, Westley, Justin, Vanessa, Meghan, Beau, Brandon, Celina, Marisa, Kayleigh, Joshua, and Lauren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 15, at 1 p.m., in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with her first cousin, Pastor Eugene Torres, officiating. Interment will follow at Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 15, from 12 to 1 p.m., at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.

Memorials may be sent to Burke County Friends for Animals, 417 Kirksey Dr., Morganton, NC 28655.


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Published by The News Herald on Jul. 9, 2021.
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Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory
1507 Main St. E., Valdese, NC
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We met many many years ago and she was a gem that came into my life. Always sweet, smiling, and Godly. I remember her cooking and all the times we were able to spend time together. What a sweet person. She will be missed but I was fortunate to have had her in my life so I am thankful. God bless
Martha Flores
July 16, 2021
Dr Betancourt, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I only got to meet her a handful of times at the Child Advocacy Center in Morganton but she was such a sweet lady! I know she will be missed greatly! Love and prayers to all of your family
Selena Moretz
Family Friend
July 15, 2021
I will forever miss our visits and your spiritual guidance. I was so blessed to have you in my family's life. Love you! Until we meet again with sweet Jesus.
Robin Bias
July 11, 2021
I will miss you so much, and thank you for all that you have done for me. Your always in my heart. Much love and respect , love you Titian Hilda. Love Marianela(Nela)
Marianela Hill
July 10, 2021
So sorry to learn of you Mother's earthly life. I am praying for comfort for all who love her. Blessings ~
Sonya England
July 9, 2021
To the family of Hilda, we offer our sincerest condolences. Hilda was an easy person to love. Her sweet demeanor and spirit was magnetic. She had a smile that could illuminate a room and her laugh was unforgettable. Hilda had a passion for others and for Christ. Although we will miss our friend and neighbor, we know that Ms Hilda is in her forever home with her Lord and Savior. To all the family and friends of Hilda, you will be in our prayers and thoughts. May you find peace, comfort, and strength during thus difficult time.
Stan, Margaret and Ryan Giese
Family Friend
July 8, 2021
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