Pedro Davila AyalaApril 29, 1932 ~ October 18, 2017 (age 85)
Pedro Davila Ayala age 85 of Mathis passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Sandia. Mr. Ayala was born Laguna Seca on April 29, 1932 to Simon & Apolinar (Davila) Gomez. He was united in matrimony to the former Manuela Pena on February 3, 1963 at Sacred Heart Church in Mathis, and was a retired mechanic. He was also a member of the Calvary Mennonite Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Diego Ayala, Julio Ayala, Jose Gomez, one sister; Maria Flores, and other family members. Survivors include his wife Manuela Ayala of Mathis, five sons; Felix (Isidra) Ayala, Remigio Ayala, David (Irma) Ayala, Ricardo Ayala, Marcus Ayala all of Mathis, three daughters; Janie (Ramiro) Barajas of Sandia, Esmeralda Rodriguez of Mathis, Belen (Bobby) Woodall of Sandia, four brothers; Pancho (Angelita) Gomez of San Patricio, Simon (Louise) Gomez of Colorado Springs, CO, Marcos D. Gomez of Princeton, TX, Severo (Theodora) Gomez of Mathis, 23 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, 3 sister - in - laws; Maria Gomez of Princeton, TX, Carolina Ayala of Edinburg, Herminia Ayala of California, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held the VFW Hall in Mathis on Thursday, October 26th from 10:00a.m. – 9:00p.m. with a prayer service being held at 7:00p.m. Funeral services will also be at the V.F.W. Hall on Friday, October 27th at 10:00a.m. with Pastor Juan Manuel Rivera, officiating. Interment will follow at Descanso Eterno # 2 Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers: Ramiro Barajas, Sr., Ramiro Barajas, Jr., Rene Barajas, Raymond Barajas, Christopher Rodriguez, Damian Hernandez, Remigio Ayala, Gabriel Ruiz, and Bobby Woodall.