Maria de Jesus Acosta de Mora past from this life to be reunited with her husband, on the 20th day of March 2011. At the time of her passing she was surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter where she has lived for the past 15 years.
Maria was born and raised in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. She was born the14th of May 1920 and was just shy of reaching her 91st birthday.
She had a great thirst for knowledge she excelled in grade and secondary schools and went on to become a registered nurse. Her whole life was dedicated to service starting as a young nurse working in a leper colony in the 1930’s to large hospitals and clinics in Torreon and Monterrey, Mexico. She was always ready to do the job that no one else would or wanted to do. Working with people in the humblest of circumstances she would go day or night to deliver babies or treat a sick or injured person, she was completely selfless in her service.
Working as a nurse she met her husband Pedro Mora who was her boss in the medical clinic in the factory where they worked. They had a very special relationship that lasted over 55 years until Pedro’s death in 1995, to this union were born 16 children, 11 living to adulthood.
She and Pedro were converts to the LDS church. Missionaries knocked on their door in 1959 and Maria said she knew immediately that their message was true. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Mesa Arizona Temple in 1961. They sent 8 of their children on full-time missions for the church, all of their 11 children were sealed to their spouses in LDS temples. She and Pedro also served for 3 years in the Mexico City Temple, after Pedro’s death she moved to Logan, Utah and has lived here since.
She is survived by 10 children and one son-in-law: Pedro (Maria) Mora of Logan, Utah; Maria (de Jesus) Guillermo Ornelas of Mexico; Margarita (Juan, deceased) Martinez of Logan, Utah; Irma (Alan) Nelson of Logan, Utah; Clara (Jaime) Martinez of Logan, Utah; Maria (Jaime) Gorostieta of Logan, Utah; Cuautehmoc (Fransisca)Mora of Nibley; Utah, Xochitl (Victor) Rivera of Mexico; Quitlahuac (Monica) Mora of Mexico; Nefi (MariLu) Mora of North Logan, Utah; and a son-in-law, Guillermo Quintero of Mexico. She is also survived by 51 grandchildren and 92 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 24, 2011 in the Allen-Hall Mortuary Chapel, 34 East Center Street in Logan. A viewing will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Allen-Hall Mortuary and prior to the services at the mortuary on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:45 AM. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at Allen Mortuaries.