Rita Jorquez Acker


Rita passed into Heaven on Aug. 15. She died peacefully at home surrounded by family members. She was 89 years old.

Rita was the daughter of Ralph A. And Isabelle F Jorquez of Miami Ariz. Rita was born in Central Heights Ariz. on Sept. 22, 1929.

In her youth the kids nicked named her “Ritz” she loved her childhood memories.

After the war in 1948 Rita met and married the love of her life Ernest O. Acker. They had five children.

In 1960 the Acker family moved to Bell Gardens, Calif. Rita attended Saint Gertrude’s Catholic church where she taught catechism and sang in the choir. After raising her children Rita went back to school and received an AA in General Education.

Rita was widowed in 1994. She moved to Downey, Calif. where she remained until her passing.

Rita is survived by her daughter Sandra McEntee of Shasta Lake, Calif., son Phillip Acker of Redding, Calif., son William Acker of Downey, Calif., son James Acker of Fort Mojave, Ariz., daughter Lisa Trujillo of Commerce, Calif. She had eight grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.

Rita will be laid to rest in her beloved Miami, Ariz. alongside of her dear late husband Ernest.

Rosary: Miles Mortuary

Mass: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

Burial: Mountain Breeze Cemetery

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