Gabriel A. Acosta, 79, of Sunnyside passed away Wednesday,
Dec. 28, 2005, at his home.
He was born Dec. 3, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas to Jesus and
Maria de la Luz (Arenas) Acosta. He received his education in Texas. Gabriel
served in the U.S. Army and Air Force in World War II.
On May 7, 1951 he married Eva Uribe in Billings, Mont. They
made their home in the Lower Valley, where Gabriel worked for Welch’s. He was a
member of the Iglesia Evangelica Fortaleza De Sion and spent many hours reading
He enjoyed singing, playing the guitar and going on long
hauls with his sons. Gabriel cherished time spent with his family.
He is survived by his two sons, Rudy Acosta and wife, Lupe,
of Spokane, and Juan Acosta and wife, Eugenia, of Grandview; two daughters,
Beatrice Cardenas and husband, Sam, of Sunnyside, and Mary Cardenas and
husband, Joe, of Sunnyside; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and
one brother, Frank Acosta of Everett.
Gabriel was preceded in death by
his parents; his wife, Eva; one grandson, Daniel Acosta; one granddaughter; and
Viewing and visitation will be
held Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, from 4 until 8 p.m. with an evening service to be
held at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at 1 p.m. at the Iglesia Evangelica Fortaleza De Sion,
Sunnyside. Burial will follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.