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Deborah Stratford
July 29, 1953 ~
December 08, 2018
Date of Service: December 20, 2018

A. Norman Jette
May 15, 1934 ~
December 13, 2018

Mark Weidhaas
July 10, 1951 ~
December 12, 2018

Jean Wetmore
February 18, 1920 ~
December 11, 2018

Vernon Dove
March 10, 1935 ~
December 04, 2018

Anna Mae Nicholson
September 19, 1936 ~
December 03, 2018

Jesus Acosta
November 17, 1939 ~
December 02, 2018

Donald Hargrove
March 16, 1933 ~
November 29, 2018


Online Condolences for Jesus Acosta ( November 17, 1939 ~ December 02, 2018)

December 10, 2018
My condolences to the family of a Belizean Great. I and my generation will always remember him as a person, and as a musician, who positively touched the lives of many. Fredrick Hunter (Belize, MT)

December 09, 2018
Molly: So very sorry to hear of your loss. I know Jesus was a lifelong partner that meant everything to you. I trust that your loving children will provide comfort as you face life without your Jesus. I hope that radiant smile can shine through this life tragedy. Ron Butler (WRIGHT, WY)

December 06, 2018
To the Acosta Family, Our Sincerest Condolences to Amelia, his children and grandchildren, Jesus was one of the greatest musicians and band leader of his time - a real treasure and legend of Belize. May his legacy and beautiful memories continue to live in his children and grandchildren. Rest Peacefully Jesus We salute you! The Anderson family Stephanie Anderson (Bloomington, MN)

December 06, 2018
I grew up very close to Jesus and the Acosta musical family under the tutelage of their father Chuchin. Los Belicenos were the best local band at the time as they won Battle of the Bands at Memorial Park year after year. It was Jesus’s awesome flawless performing skill on his saxophone which gave them the edge over Lord Rhaburn, Glenn Bood and the Messengers. I still vividly remember him playing the incredible saxophone instrumental Sax Cantabile, one of the hardest pieces to play on a sax, but Jesus performed it with extreme precision, flawlessly and perfect precision. His skill was incomparable and matched any of the best international saxophonists including the legendary Fausto Pappetti. It was at this time that Los Aragon reigned in Mexico and were in many ways the gold standard for dance bands. Belicenos and Professionals were just as good. I was given the opportunity to sell the first set of instruments to Professionals when they regrouped. It was all Yamaha instruments. This included guitars, organ, drums, amplifiers, and of course the tenor and alto saxophones played by Jesus. We will remember his great music and his incomparable performances. My Blessings and Condolences to the entire Acosta Family. The Acosta Family was legendary in the field of music in Belize. The Bumblebees under the able tutelage of Don Chuchin beat the RKB's(My Band) in the junior division at the Battle of the Bands in 1965. Very fond memories. Manuel and Tony were of course a vital part of Jesus's musical dominance on the music scene in Belize for many years. We miss those marvelous days. Francis Gegg (Belize, MT)

December 06, 2018
So sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather & friend. It is obvious from the kind expressions that Mr. Acosta will be sadly missed yet, fondly remembered. As you cherish the many memories of Jesus, reflect on the time when aging, sickness & death will be conditions of the past! (Revelation 21:3,4; 1Corinthians 15: 26) This is what our loving God Jehovah has promised & Jesus Christ himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19) May God’s word provide you the comfort to endure at this time & each day to come, as we await the fulfillment of his promises! A. Marie Casey (formerly of , IN)

December 05, 2018
To the Acosta Family, Please accept my sincere condolences. May your precious memories of moments shared with Jesus, help to ease the sadness. May the "Father of tender mercies," and "God of all comfort," sustain you in this time of sorrow.-2 Corinthians 1:3,4 — D Howard (, MD)

December 05, 2018
Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s promise bring you comfort. There will be “a new earth... and He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore... I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:1-5 D. Hetrick (, MT)

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