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Leon Acosta
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1937
Catron County
New Mexico, USA
Death: May 16, 1994
Silver City
Grant County
New Mexico, USA

Leon Acosta, 56, a resident of Silver City, passed away Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born July 20, 1937, to Roque B. and Velma C. (Hamilton) Acosta in Alma. He was a musician, having played lead guitar for Meredith Neal and The Boot Hill Boys. On July 12, 1976, he married Doris Pascoe in Deming. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved children. He was a member of the Silver City Elks Lodge. Mr. Acosta was employed at Chino Mines as a crane operator and retired after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Doris Acosta of Silver City; his mother, Velma C. Hamilton Acosta of Silver City; a brother, Rocky L. Acosta, and his wife, Betty, of Duncan, Ariz; his father-in-law, Sonny Pascoe of Silver City; three nieces, Amanda Garcia and her husband, Rick, of Silver City, Lynn Madrigal and her husband, Tony, of Duncan, and Patricia Arnold Benson of Salem, Ore.; two nephews, Mike Acosta of Duncan and James Arnold and his wife, Tracy, of Salem; four great-nephews; and four great-nieces. Visitation took place from 2-7 p.m. Thursday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services began at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home with Chaplain Dave Strain officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Acosta, Rick Garcia, Bob Dannelley, Rick Smith, Boyd Frost and Ray Bailey. Honorary pallbearers were Lindall Acosta, Charles Stearns, Sergio Legarda Garcia, Chantel Garcia, Tony Madrigal Sr., Tony Madrigal Jr., Melanie Madrigal, and all his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1943, Silver City, N.M. 88062. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them. 
Memory Lane Cemetery
Silver City
Grant County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Eddie Ortiz Gonzales
Record added: Jul 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73255186
Leon Acosta
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Leon Acosta
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RIP, Leon
 Added: May. 4, 2013

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