Maria Lilia Acevedo

September 12, 1925December 22, 2011

Our beloved mother, Maria Lilia Sandoval Acevedo, passed away the evening of December 22, 2011 while surrounded by family.She was born on September 12, 1925 to Dolores and Antonio Sandoval in Anthony, New Mexico. As part of a migrant family, she was raised in the United States and in Chihuahua, Mexico. It was there that she met and married Jose Refugio Acevedo, and together they raised five children. In 1954, they settled in El Paso where she devoted her life to the welfare and education of her children. Her approach to life, embodied in her saying, "Querer es poder" (Where's there's a will, there's a way), gave power to many of our undertakings. We will miss her strong sense of integrity, her courage, and her love for each of us, but we are proud that her legacy lives on through us. 

She leaves behind two daughters and three sons, along with nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. They are: Lily A. Rebeles (Arturo) and daughters Sonia, Anita, and Olivia Rebeles; Martha I. Guerra and sons Sergio and Arturo Guerra; Oscar L. Acevedo (Kathleen) and children Elena Dalcourt and Joseph Acevedo; Jesus A. Acevedo (Gloria) and children Maria Lilia and Isabel Acevedo; and Carlos Acevedo. 

The Acevedo family will receive friends and relatives on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm at Funeraria Del Angel Martin East. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 10:00 am at St. Paul, The Apostle Parish 7424 Mimosa Street. Cremation at a later date.

Service arrangements entrusted to the care of FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL MARTIN EAST 1460 GEORGE DIETER DRIVE EL PASO, TEXAS 79936. 915-855-8881.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 28, 2011
  • Rosary Wednesday, December 28, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, December 29, 2011

Maria Lilia Acevedo

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Aurora Tinajero

December 30, 2011

Lily, Marta, & brothers, I was informed today about your mother's passing. I just want you to know that I am very sorry for your loss. I have some pretty awesome memories of spending time at your house during my young years - she was such a sweet lady! It's never easy to lose a parent, but hold on to the memories of the wonderful legacy she left behind in you and her grandchildren. Love and prayers, Aurora (Boris)

December 29, 2011

(Revelación 21:3-4) Con eso, oí una voz fuerte desde el trono decir: “¡Mira! La tienda de Dios está con la humanidad, y él residirá con ellos, y ellos serán sus pueblos. Y Dios mismo estará con ellos.  Y limpiará toda lágrima de sus ojos, y la muerte no será más, ni existirá ya más lamento ni clamor ni dolor. Las cosas anteriores han pasado”.

Marilyn Longoria

December 28, 2011

Even though I had only known her for the last few months of her life, it was apparent that she was indeed the foundation of her family. May God bless each one of you as you begin this journey of filling the emptiness she leaves behind. "When someone you love becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure". I pray that serenity is bestowed upon you as you treasure her memory in your hearts forever.

Lino Duron

December 27, 2011

Sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. It was a pleasure to have met her when Oscar and I did our homework at your home.

ofelia garcia

December 26, 2011

Tia,,se Que toda su familia la va extranar mucho...pero Diosito necesitaba un angel mas...Dios la bendiga. La quiero Tia..Ofelia

Martha Guerra-Carroll

December 25, 2011

Madrecita santa. Te voy a extranar mucho. Tu fuiste mas que una madre, fuiste mi mejor amiga. Tu hija, Martha