Maria Buenaventura Ayala obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Maria Buenaventura Ayala

January 20, 1923 - October 11, 2016

Obituary


It was on January 20, 1923 when Agriana Guinto and Pedro Buenaventura was blessed with a baby girl named Maria G. Buenaventura. Born in Arayat, Pampanga where she spent most of her childhood years. She was the youngest among five children and the last one to die among five siblings. Family Buenaventura moved to Macabebe, Pampanga during her adulthood and enjoyed a happy life while growing up. She even became "Miss Macabebe" of which she never forgets to mention every time she goes to parties, or converse with friends and family and even with strangers....

It was on January 20, 1923 when Agriana Guinto and Pedro Buenaventura was blessed with a baby girl named Maria G. Buenaventura. Born in Arayat, Pampanga where she spent most of her childhood years. She was the youngest among five children and the last one to die among five siblings. Family Buenaventura moved to Macabebe, Pampanga during her adulthood and enjoyed a happy life while growing up. She even became "Miss Macabebe" of which she never forgets to mention every time she goes to parties, or converse with friends and family and even with strangers. She is a one proud mama. It was until 1938 when she met daddy (Norberto San Mateo Ayala) through common friends and decided to marry at a very young age. It was common during that time to marry young. Her parents were very strict and they assured that her first boyfriend is the guy she is to marry, and that was daddy. As daddy and mama started their life together as a couple (husband and wife) they experienced and went through World War ll where mama had a miscarriage with her 1st born and had another child (son) who died as an infant. It was a rough tough time for mama and daddy during the war. After World War ll, that was the time when mama's and daddy's married life turned around. They lived in San Fernando Pampanga, then Tarlac, then Makati. They were blessed with 3 girls and 1 boy. And that's Linda, Becky, Lally and Norby. Taking care of her four children as they were growing up, mama and daddy loved to go places. They are well traveled. She loved to eat and dance. They always have house helpers around to assist her with the children and Lolo Agriana around as she was the favorite. She never had to work for someone or any company because daddy wanted her to be a plain housewife. She didn't like that, so she decided to put up a business of her own, a salon. She studied vocational at beautician and dressmaking. After a while she got tired of the salon and changed her business into a grocery store. She enjoyed running the grocery store this time with her grandchildren as they got free snacks and food from mama. It came to a point when daddy insisted her to be a plain housewife. As her children grew older and married full of love and support from her. Three Children married and todate she had 4 children (one died in 2007-Becky), 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 4 great- great grandchildren. Mama had 93 wonderful happy years spent in life. She went beyond bonus years and not many are blessed with what she had. We are so Blessed having her live long and are thankful for all the love and support she has given. We love you mama and we surely will miss you, but you will remain in our heart.

Arrangements under the direction of Lima Family Milpitas-Fremont Mortuary, Fremont, CA.