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Petra F. Acosta

September 20, 1942 — June 13, 2024

Petra F. Acosta went to heaven on June 13, 2024. Petra was born on September 20, 1942, to Pedro Franco and Paula Reyes in Pecos, Texas. Her family moved to Ft Stockton when she was a young child. She attended Fort Stockton schools. She met the love of her life Ben F. Acosta at the age of 17. They were married on his birthday June 13, 1958. They were blessed with 3 sons Antonio, Adan and Armando.

Petra was a wonderful cook and worked for over 40 years cooking as a profession. For 20 years she fondly fed the kiddos at Fort Stockton ISD. She also cooked for 20 years at Ft. Stockton Nursing Center before her retirement. Even as she got older, she was determined to go to work to feed her vejitos. Petra showed her love for people through her cooking.

Petra is proceeded in death by her father Pedro Franco, mother Paula Franco, husband Ben F. Acosta, son Antonio Acosta, her brother Crispin (Anita) Franco, sisters Teresa (Lencho) Olivas, Maggie Jackson, sister-in-laws Francis (Secudino) Urias, Mickey (Joe) Carrasco.

She is survived by her long-time companion Adan Urias, her sons Adan (Cary) Acosta, Armando (Melissa) Acosta. Grandchildren Judidia Acosta, Ausden (Kathy) Acosta, Jose Antonio Acosta, D’Angelo Moreno, D’Ana Moreno, Marcelina (Erik) Acosta, Miranda (RJ) Bernal, Harrison (Mary) Acosta, and Benjamin (Celeste) Acosta. Great grandchildren Landon, Kolton, Collins, Elian, Elena, Jaden, Anthony, Adalynn and Oliver. Sister-in-law Amy (Joe) Herrera and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, June 20, 2024

12:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend

301 N Main St, Fort Stockton, TX 79735

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Rosary

Thursday, June 20, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend

301 N Main St, Fort Stockton, TX 79735

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 21, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

401 S Main St, Fort Stockton, TX 79735

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