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Elidia “Lily” Hernandez Acosta

December 10, 1944 ~ January 9, 2021 (age 76)


Elidia “Lily” Hernandez Acosta, 76, of Carlsbad, New Mexico passed away at her home Saturday, January 9, 2021. Lily was born on December 10, 1944, in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Antonio and Juana Hernandez.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel. Later, the family will have a private graveside service at Carlsbad Cemetery Carlsbad, NM.

Lily married the love of her life, Ernesto Acosta on October 5, 1962, and they began their family of six children. Lily loved her family, and selflessly cared for her children and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.

Lily was preceded in death by her father, Antonio Hernandez; mother, Juana Hernandez; infant daughter, Peggy Acosta; infant grandson, Brandon Ebare; and brother, Salvador “Shutters” Hernandez.

Lily is survived by her loving husband, Ernest Acosta of Carlsbad, NM; four sons: Ernesto Acosta, Jr. of Carlsbad, NM; Leroy Acosta and wife, Yolanda of Carlsbad, NM; Daniel Acosta and wife, Jovita of Phoenix, AZ; and Paul Acosta of Carlsbad, NM; two daughters: Grace Ebare and husband, Kevin of Carlsbad, NM; and Stacy Valenzuela and husband, Robert of Carlsbad, NM; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters: Juanita Valdez of Loving, NM; Gloria Najera of Carlsbad, NM; Pauline “Tito” Biscaino of Carlsbad, NM; and Celina Hernandez of Carlsbad, NM; two brothers: Antonio “Chooky” Hernandez, Jr. of Carlsbad, NM; and Epimenio “Bob” Hernandez of Carlsbad, NM; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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January 12, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Denton-Wood Funeral Home
1001 N. Canal Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Private Interment

Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad

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