Lillian "Lil" Acrey

March 11, 1934November 7, 2013

LILLIAN (LIL) E. ACREY Age 79, passed away on 11/7/13 at Riverside Kaiser Hospital. She was born on 3/10/34 in Lexington, Texas and had lived in Riverside, CA for 78 years. She graduated from Poly High School and obtained an AA degree from RCC. She retired from the Wall Street Journal after 30 years as an Executive Secretary. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of the Local Heart Association. She was always outside gardening or anything in the sun. She loved to play cards and travel. She married her husband "Bud" in 1950. They were together everyday until his death 6/13. Lillian is survived by her daughters Lana Hapeman, Jolynn Acrey and Kim Acrey; sons Brett Acrey and Larry Acrey; brother William (Bill) Boyd; grandchildren Jaimi Sue Anghel, Candice Ossman, Jacob Jensen, Clark Hapeman IV, Rilee Acrey, Trent Acrey, Travis Acrey, and Branden Acrey and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Bud Acrey; son Clark Hapeman, parents Mamie Elder and John Boyd; and sisters Jean Conner and Helen Cullen. Graveside service will be on Thurs., 11/14/13 at 1pm at Olivewood Cemetery.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, November 14, 2013

Lillian "Lil" Acrey

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November 16, 2013

I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope your family can find comfort in knowing that God is near to those who are broken at heart and his Word can bring you comfort during this sad time.

Gary Dart

November 14, 2013

Lanna, you have had one heck of a year. You are one amazing lady, and I have watched you handle these tough times with such dignity and grace. May you and the rest of the Acrey family have a blessed year to come.

Donald Graham

November 14, 2013

I am sad today, knowing that Lil is no longer with us. I was the Production Manager at the WSJ in Riverside for a couple years and she was my secretary . . . no, she was more than that. She was my very best friend. And not just a friend to me but to my family. We moved to CA when we had two little girls, and Lil took my family into her heart. Almost every Sunday she would have us over to swim in her pool.
She was a good soul, and supported me even after I left the Journal, helping me with a loan to get my business started in Redlands. I have had her in my thoughts often over the last 30 years.
If any of her family would like to contact me, I'd like to be filled in on her years since we've been apart.
Don and Jerri Graham,
Redlands, CA

Jeffrey Doyle

November 14, 2013

Lil was simply a lovely person, loved by my entire family. Please know the Doyle Boys would have been at the service today but for the current emergency involving Greg's daughter--We will be there in our hearts. Prayers of comfort for the entire Acrey family. God Bless you all. Lil is most certainly with Him.


November 13, 2013

We will miss Lil a friend for many years. Our love and prayers are with the family. Jerry & Terry Doyle

chris silva

November 12, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss

Jackie Smith

November 12, 2013

Thoughts, prayers and love to the Acrey Family.
God Bless Lillian..

Love Jackie & Charlie

Bill Harmer

November 12, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Lil's passing. I was one of the Dow Jones Riverside plant managers Lil supported during her career with the company. She was extremely helpful to me as a young manager, and I always held her in high regard. My condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.