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Boniface Orpha "Bonnie" Zukas Taylor
Birth: Oct. 27, 1950
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 2006
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA

"A memory is a keepsake of time that lives forever in the heart."

Bonnie grew up in San Diego, California where she was born, the eldest of three, to Charles Paul "Bud" and Patsy Ruth (Hubbard) Zukas. She attended schools in San Diego, graduating from Herbert Hoover High School in June 1968.

Bonnie married Charles L. Taylor Jr. the first time on July 11, 1976 in San Diego, California, in a wedding chapel in Mission Valley, a civil ceremony. On December 30, 1980 we repeated our vows at Saint Ignatius, Martyr Church, Austin, Texas, in front of Fr. Peter Rocca. Then sometime afterward, we found out the the first Reverend embezzled the funds and never filed the papers, and since we thought that we were already married, told Fr. Pete not to file the second time around. So to finally get things legal, on 20 October 2005, we went and filed again at the Travis County (Texas) Tax Office. After 29 years were finally legally married.

After high school, Bonnie became a nurses assistant and continued in the nursing field for a number of years.

Disgruntled with some of the working conditions she encountered, she applied to, and was hired by Motorola, Inc. She'd been with them ever since being hired.

In February 1982, she blessed me with a son, who at 24, took his mother's passing quite hard.

Bonnie was in charge of the Archive Room at Motorola, Inc. She was in her 25th year there in the calendar year 2005. She'd been in charge of the Archive Room since 10/93.

Sometime before illness overtook her, she won first place in a Motorola employee's bake off, when she made a square pan cake that looked like a Motorola 68000 IC chip. She loved cake decorating and made numerous cakes for weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions for her friends.

Although she seldom drank, Bonnie loved to collect "shot" glasses. She had quite a collection from a number of "Hard Rock Cafe's" to one from the worlds fair, one from the Jim Beam Distillery, and a significant number of others. She was also quite a movie buff, being very aware of actors, their names, and their spouses.

Late in her employment there, Motorola "spun off" their semiconductor production and manufacturing. The new enity became Freescale Semiconductor. Bonnie worked faithfully for them for a long time. She received many recognition awards, including awards for perfect attendance, was Sustainer of the month in July 1995, and was Employee of the month in February 2001. In early 2005, she began having repeated headaches which gradually became more frequent and intense. At this time she was released into temporary disability, which turned into long term disability. Then she was diagnosed with the Glioblastoma on December 1, 2005. After almost 25 years of faithful dedication, she was released into long term permanent disablility from Freescale on July 17, 2006, by Kim Erkes. She never returned to the job scene.

At the time of her death, Bonnie and I had 32 wonderful years together, with 30 of those years on paper. I wouldn't trade a second of it for a million dollars.

I miss you very much.

Have you walked in a garden where nothing was growin',
Or stood by a river where nothing was flowin'?
If you've seen a red rose unkissed by the dew,
Then you've seen a picture of me without you . .

Our hearts still ache in sadness, and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Paul Zukas (1930 - 1994)
  Patsy Ruth Hubbard Zukas (1932 - 2011)
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Mausoleum Extension, Ologuad Glass Niches, Colm-A, Section 2, Niche-F
 
Created by: Chuck Taylor
Record added: Feb 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24493659
Boniface Orpha Bonnie <i>Zukas</i> Taylor
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Boniface Orpha Bonnie <i>Zukas</i> Taylor
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Boniface Orpha Bonnie <i>Zukas</i> Taylor
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We would have had 40 years yesterday. I'll never forget you.
- Chuck Taylor
 Added: Jul. 12, 2016

- R I P
 Added: Oct. 25, 2015
You've been gone nine years already. Seems like yesterday. Such happy memories. I miss you.
- Chuck Taylor
 Added: Oct. 21, 2015
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