Albert Ayala, 87, a lifetime Puebloan, passed away Feb. 6, 2020. He was born February 25, 1932 to Joaquin and Frances Ayala who precede him in death along with; siblings, Tony, Joaquin, Ben, and Helen; In-laws, Henry and Mary Valdez, Carmen Valdez, Jerardo Reyes, Lupe Torres, Mary, Carrie, and Carol Ayala; son-in-law, John Carrillo. He was an avid baseball player and enjoyed teaching his kids to play ball. He was a collector of coins and stamps. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, wood-working and building little toys. Most of all he loved his family gatherings and all their times together. Albert leaves to cherish his memory; his loving wife of 64 years, Lydia (Valdez) Ayala; children, Al (Marika) Tafoya, Gene (Paula) Ayala, Alberta (Vince) Pacheco, Sarah Ayala, Gloria Carrillo, Barbara Gallegos, Henry (Delma) Ayala, Edna (Jose) Duarte, and Charles (Robin) Ayala; siblings, Carmen Torres and Nellie Reyes; 44 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly. Rosary 9:30a.m. with Funeral Mass to follow, 10 a.m. Sat. Feb. 15, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Family will receive friends at the Father Charles Murray Hall following the Mass.
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