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Ayala, Betty Arroyo

Ayala, Betty Arroyo, 73, of Temecula, CA, enjoyed a full and blessed life. On Friday May 31, 2013, Betty passed away peacefully in her sleep. She is predeceased by her father, Philip Ibanez and her husband, Tony Ayala. Betty is lovingly remembered by her mother, Vickey Ibanez; her brother, Phillip Ibanez; children, Jeffery Ayala (Mary), Darline Ramirez (Armando), Laura Froboese (Jay), Joel Ayala (Linda), Patricia Ayala-Garman (Wayne) and Ricardo Ayala (Deanna); and 13 grandchildren, which she absolutely adored, Vanessa, Lindsay, Natalie, Rebecca, Nick, Adrianna, James, Alexander, Jacob, Antonio, Daniel, Jasmine and Jocelyn. Later in life, Betty sought out the rest of her family and was surprised to discover 6 half-sisters and 2 half-brothers that would later be a source of companionship and support for the remaining trials of life. Born and raised in Santa Ana, Betty attended Willard elementary and later graduated from Santa Ana High School '58 where she found many of her best friends. Those friendships lasted a lifetime and later became travel partners, confidants, and extended family. Additionally, she worked most of her professional career with Dr. L. McAndrew (Oral Surgeon) in Santa Ana where she took pride in her quality of care, self-determination, and ability to simultaneously raise 6 children. Betty later moved to Temecula and embraced the community. She was a faithful and dedicated parishioner at St. Catherine's Church in Temecula, CA where she regularly attended Sunday mass. Betty loved family vacations and any opportunity to travel starting with Rosarito Beach, Yosemite, Arrowhead, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and later on to Mexico, Italy, and the Mediterranean Betty was able to make friends in almost any environment. A sincere woman who never cursed or spoke ill of anyone, Betty was known for her bold and enduring smile. You couldn't help but feel comforted or inspired by her pure happiness and confidence. For all of her interests, traits, and attributes, Betty is best remembered for the many lives she touched and for serving as the 2nd mother to a generation of youth. Without judgment or discrimination, Betty proved that there is little that cannot be resolved by a bit of time and a good hot meal; and she took pride in being able to feed everyone. As a source of integrity and wisdom, Betty elevated the position of motherhood by adding a sense of class and dignity to the respect and discipline that she required. When asked how she would like to be remembered, she said simply, "That I was there when anyone needed me." Now she is needed by her loving husband Tony and leaves this life and this world a better place for being here. Funeral Services are as follows: Viewing; 4-7PM Friday, June 7, 2013 at Brown Colonial Mortuary (204 W 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706); Rosary follows immediately from 7-8PM; Church services are at 10AM Saturday June 8, 2013 at Holy Family Cathedral (566 S Glassell St., Orange CA 92866); Burial is immediately following at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (7845 Santiago Canyon Rd, Orange, CA 92669).

 

Mortuary: Brown Colonial Mortuary

Florist: The Enchanted Florist