Rebecca Kay Acquisto, passed away April 5, 2014, in Longmont, Colorado, of complication from a brain tumor. Rebecca was born in Denver CO on November 1, 1958. She graduated from Irving High School in 1976 and attended Texas Women's University where she majored in Occupational Therapy and graduated with honors in 1980. She went on to get her Master’s of Science from Washington University in 1999.
Rebecca first attended Quaker meeting in Austin, Texas, and later at Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston. There she married Dale Bucher and her son Louis was born in 1987. Dale died when Louis was still a baby. In the 1990s the family moved to St. Louis and Rebecca soon joined St. Louis Meeting. She became a spiritual inspiration and joy to the community, making many deep friendships, and also served as Clerk of the Meeting. She married Mark Acquisto in St. Louis and their daughter, Stella, was born there. In 2008 Rebecca and Mark moved to Colorado and she transferred her membership to Boulder Meeting. She served on the Ministry and Worship committee and contributed much to her spiritual formation group. She was a devout Quaker and a woman of deep religious feeling. Sober for about 30 years, her spiritual life in the 12-step program was beautifully intertwined with being a Quaker.
She loved helping people, through her work and in her personal life. Rebecca enjoyed beekeeping, backpacking, water color painting, gardening, and knitting. She had a great sense of humor and a wonderful laugh, as well as great fortitude. She mentored, supported, and befriended many women over her lifetime. She cherished her friends and will be dearly missed.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her first husband Dale Bucher and by her second husband Mark Acquisto. She is survived by her children Louis and Stella, her mother and father Alberta and Kenneth Harper, her brother Kim and her sisters Bridget and Patrice.
A large Meeting for Worship to celebrate Rebecca’s life was held on April 10th.