Evelyn Marie Acree November 17, 1917 - December 2, 2006 Evelyn Marie Acree, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Saturday December 2, 2006. Born in Oakland, California, Evelyn resided in the South Bay for more than 60 years and celebrated her 89th birthday two weeks before her death. A lifetime of California memories comprised the life of our "Bami". The daughter of a Porterville, CA farmer, Evelyn graduated from high school at the age of 16. After attending Belmont and Immaculate Heart colleges she received her RN diploma from the Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles. Evelyn worked as an RN for 25 years, including service in the Army Corps of Nurses during World War II. In 1945 Evelyn married life long South Bay resident, Bill Acree, and enjoyed 56 years of marriage. Bill and Evelyn raised eight children. Evelyn is survived by children: Marie Acree-Goldey of Hermosa Beach; Janette (Jim) White, their sons Joe(Holly) and Mike (Erica), of Anchorage, AK; Kathy Ajack, her daughters Heather (Steve), Megan (Brian), Jennifer (Sean) and Nicole, of Ventura; Bob Acree, his daughter Lindsey of Kohala, HI; Louise (Steve) LaGuardia, their children, Jessica (Daniel), Zack and Cory, of Westchester; Marty (Lisa) Acree, their son, Timothy, of El Portal, CA; Jack (Barbara)Acree, son Curtis, of Hilo, Hawaii; Great Grandchildren Rachel, Hailey and Lauren White; Brothers, Bill and Fred Tholcke; In Laws Grace Tholcke, Lucile and Leo Mock, Chet and Jean Acree. The family wishes to acknowledge Ruby, Renette, Terry and Minda, whose in-home care enriched and graced our beloved Bami's life. Extended family and friends too numerous to mention will also feel the loss of Evelyn's joyful, loving presence. Evelyn was preceded in death by her Husband, Bill Acree; Son, Tim Acree; Parents, Anna and William Tholcke; Brother, George Tholcke; Sister in Law, Pat Tholcke; Sister in Law, Mary Tholcke and Son in Law, Fred Goldey. Evelyn was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hermosa Beach for more than 50 years. Services for Evelyn will begin with a viewing on Friday December 8, from 5 to 7 PM at White and Day Mortuary, 3215 Sepulveda Blvd in Manhattan Beach. A closed casket Rosary Service will follow at 7 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Saturday December 9 at Noon, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Our Lady of Guadalupe Building Fund In Memory of Evelyn Acree, 320 Massey Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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  1. Hi Dear Cousins, I wish you my deepest sympathy in the passing of a wonderful, beautiful generous lady. I am so glad she had all you around her during her life. I miss all of you and Miss my Dear Aunt Evelyn. With lots of love from all of us. Ann

  2. To all the Acree children, Your mom was a wonderful lady and such a great person. I used to love to go to your house when Marie and I were in school and watch the interaction of all of you and the love you had for one another. May she now rest in peace in the arms of her Savior. Peace and joy to all of you, Carol Lindsay Briggs

  3. While I was never allowed to meet her, I’ve been told Evelyn was a fine woman. What I do know is that she sure did raise a fine daughter. Uuum Huum.

  4. My mom was “old school” and when hearing advertisements which stated an internet site she would say “.com .com” in a somewhat sarcastic way. She is looking down laughing at the e-condolences. I miss you mom. Marty

  5. Although Brian never got the chance to really get to know Bami, he is amazed by her and the large, unique and closely united family she helped to create. I love Bami with all my heart and will miss her but I know she is still with all of us in her own way. Megan and Brian

  6. There are no words that can express how I feel, so I will para-phrase our dear friend Fr Iggy ” May we all be as prepared to enter the fuller phase of life”. My love to the entire Acree family. May God bless you and allow you to celebrate the life of this wonderful woman.

  7. Not enough good things can be said about this fine woman. She could brighten up anyones day and she made great spaghetti and meatballs

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