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.www.heritagefuneralservices.com
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Published by The News Herald on Jul. 9, 2021.