Evelia De Ayala

May 19, 1931 - September 17, 2018

Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Ayala family.

Evelia E de Ayala, born Evelia Elizondo, a long-time resident of Lodi passed away at the age of 87 on September 17, 2018, with her family at her side. Mrs. de Ayala was born in Hacienda de San Pedro on May 19, 1931. She married Carlos Ayala on November 2, 1946. They moved from Mexico to Lodi in 1963. Mrs. de Ayala enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with all her family. One of her favorite pastimes was playing Chalupa (loteria). She was very loving and helped many relatives and friends throughout the years. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

Mrs. de Ayala is survived by four sons: Americo (Dolores) Ayala of Mission, Texas, Eliud (Yolanda) Ayala and Guadalupe (Gloria) Ayala, both of Pasco, Washington, Carlos (Grace) Ayala Jr. of Stockton; four daughters, Juanita (Erasmo) Herrera of Mexico; Evelia (Americo) Salazar of Stockton, Leticia (Diego) Galvan of Woodbridge; Rosa (Jesus) de Santiago of Lodi; 27 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; 6 great great-grandchildren; also survived by one brother Ermilo (Aroceli) Elizondo; three sisters Elda E de Martinez, Eleonora (Jose Luis) Martinez, Emelda (Alfredo) Treviño.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Carlos Ayala, on September 3, 2008; her brothers Eruviel Elizondo, Ertudio Elizondo; her sisters Ester Galvan, Eudora Guerra, Elodia Sanchez; also preceded in death by grandson Luis G. Alvarez Jr. and Henry de Santiago. Friends and family are invited to the visitation on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 4:00- 8:00 pm at the Vineyard Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, 14165 N. Beckman Rd, Lodi, CA 95240 (corner of HWY 99 & Harney Ln). Recitation of the Holy Rosary will start at 6:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Mexico with committal to follow in Hacienda de San Pedro, General Teran, Nuevo Leon.

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