Cristobalina Bonet Martinez (1917-2017)

Cristobalina Bonet Martinez, a devoted wife to Federico Jasso Martinez Sr. was a beloved mother and grandmother who was called home to be with our heavenly Lord on Tuesday May 30, 2017, after 100 years. She was born on a ship headed towards Ponce, Puerto Rico, on March 11, 1917, to Ismael Bonet and Concepcion Mendez Bonet.

Cristobalina, or “Lila” for short, was predeceased by her parents, husband, sisters; Enicia M Bonet and Libertad M Bonet, brothers; Eliceo M Bonet, Pablos-Ander Bonet, and Samuel M Bonet , and her son; William Alemar.

Lila is survived by her son; Anthony Alemar and his wife Sue Alemar, Daughter; Nilda Agate, Daugher in-law; Angelica Erazo, Step Daughter; Teresa Lozano, Step Sons; Octaviano Martinez and Catarino Martinez. Grandchildren; Mary Jane & Craig Ramirez, Joe & Sandra Martinez, Freddy Martinez, Dominique & Sam Mac, Lila Alemar, William Alemar, Linda Michelle & Eliseo Torres, Diane & Vinny Burruto, Emily & Steve Mooney, and Vito Agate. She was blessed with great grandchildren; Krysta B Ramirez, Alexis L. Alemar, Vincent & Samantha Agate, Anthony & Adriana Burruto, Nicholas, Gracy & Alex Torres, Lilyanna and Julianna Mooney. Great-Great grandchildren; Enzo Burruto.

Cristobalina worked as a seamstress in New York, then, as a nurse at a State hospital in Austin TX, she loved reading the Bible, solving crossword puzzles, watching Don Francisco, drinking coffee, eating pizza, and hash browns from McDonalds.  She enjoyed cooking and eating home cooked meals like rice, beans, caldo, and lots of vegetables and fruits. Her favorites were Mexican, Puerto Rican, and American food. In her earlier years, Lila’s favorite hobbies included shopping, gardening, and sewing. Sitting on the porch, talking with family and friends, and just catching the warmth of the sun was her very favorite.

Her true passion was praying, for her friends and family. She loved learning and was always studying God. Lila was brought up Catholic but she learned many religions to know her Maker as well as she could. Ultimately, she chose Christianity. Her last Church was Holy Ground Ministry. Her joyful love of family, friends, and her service to her lord was a blessing and she will be missed by all.

Join us in celebrating the remarkable life of Cristobalina B. Martinez, beginning with Visitation at 9:30 am on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at Harrell Funeral Home, 1715 Kirby, Kyle, TX. Graveside services will immediately follow at San Juan Cemetery in Maxwell, Texas.

A word of heart-felt thanks to her friends at Compassionate Care Hospice and Deer Creek of Wimberley Living & Memory Care in Wimberley, Texas; for all the care, love and affection bestowed upon Lila and the family.


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