Jose Jesus Ayala was born on October 1, 1946, to Federico Ayala and Virginia Avalos in La Palma de Ocampo, Michoacan, Mexico passed from this life on September 22, 2022.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years Marta Elva Ayala; father, Federico Ayala; mother, Virginia Avalos; sister, Socorro Celis, and brother-in-law, Isaias Celis.
He is survived by his sons, Rudy (Angeles) Ayala and Jose (Celia) Ayala; daughter, Fabiola (Alex) Ayala; brothers, Federico (Araceli) Ayala, Luis Benjamin (Lupita) Ayala, and Ernesto Ayala; sisters, Lucila (Jesus) Lopez, Graciela (Jorge) Lupian, Paula (Antonio) Cisneros, and Judith Antonia (Carlos) Zepeda; grandchildren, Cecilia Marie (Joseph) Lara, Isabella Selena Ayala, Marc Anthony Ayala, and Alexander Ayala; and cousin Salvador Ayala.
Jose was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He touched the hearts of many and was a mentor for many people who had the privilege of knowing him. Although he was a man of few words when he did speak those words had a lasting impact. Jose was a very generous person who would give the shirt off his back if someone else needed it. A fanatic about many sports but Jose loved watching baseball, boxing, and soccer. He enjoyed traveling and didn't mind the long drives as he once drove passengers in a bus all across Mexico. Jose however, enjoyed the finer things in life like singing, dancing, and spending time with his family and friends. He inspired many people, he was a self-taught businessman who came to the country with limited opportunity and resources, yet still managed to provide for and help others. Jose was loved by many and will be dearly missed.