Maria G. Reyes, 62, of Grandview died on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010.

She was born June 2, 1947 in Salinas, Calif., the daughter of Teodoro and Julia (Salinas) Benavidez.

She received her education in Edinburg, Texas.

On Sept. 9, 1965 she married Guadalupe E. Reyes in Indio, Calif.

She is survived by three children, Ricardo Reyes of Grandview, Maria Elena Cambron of Selah and Robert Reyes (Janie) of Yakima; nine grandchildren; one great- grandchild; her siblings, Ted Martinez of Ohio, Alfonza Cruz of Prosser, Virgil Cruz, Rosendo Cruz Jr., Hector Cruz, Daniel Benavidez and Andy Benavidez, all of Sunnyside, and Angelica Benavidez of Grandview, Lolo Martinez, John Martinez, Robert Martinez, Carmen Martinez and Antonia Flores, all of San Antonio, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Julia Benavidez in 1998; her father, Teodoro Martinez in 1999; her husband, Guadalupe Reyes in 1999; one sister, Yolanda Barrios in 2003; one brother, Jesse Martinez in 2006; and a daughter, Maria Elena Reyes in 1968.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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