Eva A. Acuña, aged 95, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2023, at her home in Randolph, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 30, 1927, in Santa Anna, California to Juan and Refugia Aguirre.
In 1946, Eva married her childhood friend, Manuel Acuña Sr., and together they raised their six children in Randolph. Sadly, Eva lost the love of her life on October 9, 2003. Despite this heartbreak, Eva remained a pillar of strength for her family. Her enduring presence in Randolph earned her recognition as one of the longest living residents of the town in 2022.
Eva was a remarkable woman who cherished her role as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and even great-great-grandmother. Her love for her family extended beyond blood relations and she showed unconditional love and support to both family and friends alike. Known for her candidness and outspoken nature, Eva never held back and always spoke her mind honestly. She had a passion for dancing and was renowned for making the most delicious tortillas. Within her family, she was the unyielding rock that provided strength and guidance to all.
Eva had an affinity for collecting various items that caught her interest. Although there was no specific theme to her collection, if she found something she liked, she would keep it without hesitation.
She is survived by her sons and daughters: Manuel Acuña Jr., Richard Acuña Sr., Daniel Acuña Sr., Estevan Acuña, Barbara Lark, and Sally Valenzuela. Eva also leaves behind a legacy of 24 grandchildren, as well as numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Eva is reunited in eternal peace with her beloved husband Manuel Sr., and also with her dear brothers who preceded her in death.
During this time of sorrow and loss, let us remember Eva A. Acuña for the love she shared, the memories she created, and the impact she had on the lives of those fortunate enough to have known her. Her spirit will forever live on in the hearts of her family and friends.