Anselmo H. Acosta
Anselmo H. Acosta
  • August 12, 1924 - August 2, 2014
  • Taft, Texas

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Anselmo H. Acosta was born in Gonzalez, Texas, on August 12, 1924. He passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the age of 89, with his loving family by his side. Anselmo served in the United States Army and was with the occupying forces in France after D-Day. He was awarded three Bronze Metals. He returned home to marry the love of his life, Jesusa C. Acosta and together raised six children. Anselmo (Elmo) worked for the City of Taft for thirty-five years until his retirement in 1988. At the time he was honored by the city Mayor and was given the Key to the City. He was a faithful member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Taft where he played his guitar with the choir. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing music, reading his Bible and spending time with his family. Anselmo was extremely proud of his children. The evening before he died, his family was able to celebrate his 90th birthday with him.

Mr. Acosta was preceded in death by his loving wife of sixty years, Jesusa C. Acosta, daughter, Aurora Vega and son, Juan Acosta.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his children: Antonio (Victoria) Acosta, Maria (Gene) Gill, Oralia (Edward) Casiano and Delma (Daniel) Tamez; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, seventeen great-great-grandchildren; as well as his many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow the service at Taft Memorial Park.

Serving as active pallbearers will be: Jesse Flores, Michael Flores N.P., Gabriel Gill, Manuel Lopez, Jr., Richard Lopez, Mayor Pedro A. Lopez and Kenneth Casiano.

Our Family would like to thank Dr. Ruben Almanza, Altus Hospice’s Nurses and CNA and our many friends and family for their prayers, love, support and acts of kindness during this difficult time. Also, a very special “thank you” to Rose Marie Torres for her tender, loving care of our father.

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