Maria Telesfora Bonilla

January 5, 1925 - November 14, 2014

Maria Telesfora Bonilla, age 89, of Allen, Texas, passed away November 14, 2014, in Plano, Texas. Maria was born January 5, 1925, in El Salvador to Ventura and Victoria (Vanegaz) Bonilla. She married Mariano Reyes on May 23, 1955 and he preceded her in death in 2003. Maria loved to cook, especially soup and tortillas. She took care of the house and was a devoted mother to her children and grandmother to her grandchildren. Maria was a very devout religious Catholic woman.

She is survived by her daughters, Ana M. Clift and husband, Gary of Allen, Texas, Azucena M. Reyes and husband, Pedro Amaya also of Allen, Marina Aparicio and husband, Jose Eliseo of New York, and Maria Isidra Reyes and husband, Jose Marroquin of Maryland; sons, Atilio Reyes and wife, Delmys of Washington, D.C. and Mario Reyes of Maryland; grandchildren, Frank Clift, Kevin Clift, Anita Villarreal, Wilson Reyes, Leslie Reyes, Eric Aparicio, Melissa Aparicio, Maria Aparicio, Mathew Aparicio, Marlon Reyes, Christian Reyes, Pedro Amaya, and Rebecca Amaya; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, brothers, Julian Bonilla, Antonio Bonilla, Pablo Bonilla, Christino Bonilla, and Cayetano Bonilla, and sisters, Concepcion Bonilla and Anastasia Bonilla.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, November 16, 2014 and also from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Monday, November 17, 2014 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen with a rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m.