Mercedes Acevedo

Obituary of Mercedes Acevedo

Mercedes Acevedo Mercedes finally succumbed to a long illness that riddled her body for the last several years. She passed away on Monday, September 20, 2010 in Santa Cruz with her family by her side. She is survived by her by children, Eddie Sanchez and Isabella Rich, her parents; Matilde and Marcelino Acevedo, siblings; Dianna Guzman, Alex Acevedo, Michael Acevedo and Marcy Lauderbaugh; brothers in laws; Pedro Guzman and Larry Lauderbaugh and her niece, Micaela Guzman and other extended family members and close friends. Mercedes was born in San Mateo, CA on July 24, 1964 where the family lived in Pescadero until making their home in Santa Cruz. She attended Santa Cruz High School, UCSC and graduated from FIDM, in San Francisco with a Degree in Textile Design. She attempted to utilize her talent locally, but found that opportunities were not so ubiquitous in Santa Cruz, so instead she reinvented herself and emphasized her talents in Organic gardening and maintenance. Mercedes was an avid aficionado of nature, where oftentimes she spent many summers and weekends at Andrew Molera State Park in Big Sur with her family and friends. Like beauty found in nature, she also found it in Music. Her collection of eclectic music comprised of Billie Holiday to the Ramones. She also enjoyed sewing and designing her own clothes. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, September 27th at Holy Cross Church (126 High St. in Santa Cruz) beginning at 1 p.m. A vigil service and recitation of the rosary will be on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St. Friends may pay their respects at the chapel on Sunday from 5 p.m. until the vigils services begin. A private interment will take place at Holy Cross Mausoleum at at a later date. Her family would like to thank Hospice of Santa Cruz County for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be made to Bank of America in care of Mercedes Acevedo Memorial fund to help pay for funeral expenses.
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