Francisco L. Acevedo

Francisco L. Acevedo

November 25, 1950 - July 05, 2020

Francisco L. Acevedo

November 25, 1950 - July 05, 2020

Obituary

****KINDLY NOTE: Due to the current health and social climate, the family prefers to hold an intimate gathering at the mortuary. For those wishing to view the service live, a webcasting will be available through invitation only – please contact Hernan Acevedo for details.*****

Following sixty-nine God-given years, Francisco Luis Acevedo died peacefully after his third open heart surgery on July 5th, 2020 at Keck Medical Center of USC. Francisco had a profound Christian faith and is now resting eternally in the presence of his beloved Savior Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and two daughters.

Francisco had a humble upbringing in his home country of Colombia, raised by a single mother in a low income family. He began working when he was about seven years old while also continuing his studies diligently. Francisco eventually earned a high school diploma and many certifications with his main focus on sales and management, and his career took him traveling throughout his Colombia. He was also an avid sportsman, participating in soccer leagues and biking events often. He met his first wife, Elizabeth, in his late teens, and after they married in 1975 they had their first three children- Liz, Hernan, and Daniel- in Colombia.

In the early 1990s, Francisco took a leap of faith and came to the US to establish a living for his family. Francisco modeled the integrity and drive of an immigrant, taking several jobs and sacrificing comforts and luxuries so that his family could thrive in a new country. His hard work paid off, as living in the US provided new opportunities for his children, including his last son Michael, who was born in the United States.

Francisco also experienced deep growth in his faith, committing himself as a follower of Jesus Christ and stewarding his new life with a passion to glorify God by serving others. In his final years, Francisco battled through multiple heart conditions and three open-heart surgeries, and in 2018 married his second wife Leticia. After retiring from the Mission San Juan Capistrano in 2019, following 14 years of employment, he joyfully spent the last two years of his life traveling with Lety, reaping the rewards of a life of hard work and sharing his love with his new extended family (four step-children and fifteen grandkids).

Over the course of his life, Francisco showed his family and community what it means to work with integrity and to live life with tenacity in the midst of overwhelming circumstances. However, his greatest legacy will always be the testimony of his faith. As a family, we are so thankful to have had such a wonderful man in our lives. He was an exemplary husband to his wife, father to his children, brother in the church, and friend for all in need. He will be deeply missed but proudly remembered!

 

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: August 01, 2020 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

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5 responses to Francisco L. Acevedo

  1. Hernan says:

    For live webcast access, please email Hernan at hernandace@hotmail.com

  2. In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests that you make donations to the offical GoFundMe page set up to help the two youngest family members with school expenses. Thank you sweet friends.

    You may contact Liz with any questions at lbodenhoef@gmail.com

    1. En lugar de flores, la familia humildemente sugiere hacer una donacion en la pagina de GoFundMe para ayudar a suplementar con fondos para los estudios universitarios de los dos hijos menores de Francisco. Gracias.

      Si tienen preguntas pueden contactar a Liz por correo lbodenhoef@gmail.com

      (Apreten mi nombre y los dirijen a la pagina de GoFundMe. *Clicking my name will re-direct you to the GoFundMe page)

  3. Papá siempre vas a estar en mi mente y en mi corazón, Te Amoooooo y le doy gracias a Dios porque me permitió compartir momentos maravillosos contigo, cada llamada, mensajes, me encantaba cuando me mostraba el árbol de limón y ver tu sonrisa de felicidad cuando yo te decía que quería limones, que me enviaras por correo.
    Papá se que Dios te tiene en un mejor lugar ya tu terminaste tu carrera y solo me queda por agradecer que fuiste un padre maravilloso y que compartimos y vivimos lo que Dios nos permitió, y el regalo más lindos que me diste fue tu amor y mis hermanos.
    TE AMO Y POR SIEMPRE TE AMARE

  4. Acompañando desde la distancia con todo mi afecto .

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