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Estela Acosta

October 13, 1939 — December 24, 2022

Austin, Texas

Our dear mother Estela Cantù Acosta sadly passed away on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022, at the age of 83. She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who was always there when we needed her. This is a tremendous loss to the entire family, and she will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

Stella was born on October 13, 1939, to Gerardo and Delores Cantù in La Villa, Texas. After graduating from Elgin High School in Elgin, Texas, she met and married Antonio Acosta, and to this union two children were born. Stella's  husband was assigned to Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. She loved to travel and traveled all across the country during her lifetime. While living in San Francisco, she attended Bay City College as a medical technician with a background in business administration. She later moved to Austin, Texas, and was employed with the Texas State Capitol as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the State House Representative. She also served with the Texas Army National Guard.

In 2004, Stella retired. She thereafter enjoyed her time in nature while continuing to make time for her beloved pets and family.

She had many family members and friends and was a well-loved member of the community in Leander, Texas. She lived beyond her father, Gerardo Cantù, her mother, Delores Cantù, and her brothers Roy Cantù and Henry Cantù. She is survived by her children: Anthony Acosta and Catherine Acosta, her grandchildren:  Sean Acosta, Melissa Cordova, Victoria Davis Acosta, Danny Perez, and Monica Perez, and her great-grandchildren: Shye Davis, Dominique Acosta, Mallory Davis, Giovanna Acosta, Bianca Acosta, Nicolette Acosta, Christian Rey Deleon, Alice Hollandsworth, Evan Castillo, and Eli Castillo.

Family and friends will gather at Elgin Funeral Home, for a Memorial Service to Celebrate Estella Life, Friday, January 6th at 2:00 PM

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Stella Acosta’s name to, an organization helping wounded veterans that she passionately supported.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Estela Acosta, please visit our flower store.

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