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Josie Ayala, 93, left this world Tuesday, September 16, 2014 to join her beloved husband, Felix Ayala Sr. of over 50 years.

She is survived by her son Ignacio Ayala Jr. and spouse Kelly of Yuba City; her daughter Ava Woodard and spouse Norman of Woodland; her grandchildren from Ignacio - Dirk Ayala (Joanna), Andrew Ayala (Gina), Ali and great grandson Max Hope. From Ava - Tyler Woodard (Marissa), Hayden Woodard (Amanda), Norman Woodard III and Willie Woodard (Adrianna) and their children.

Josie worked at Contadina Cannery for over 25 years. She was happiest taking care of her family, gardening, and entertaining. She had a smile that lit up the room, a very kind heart, and an amazing, loving soul.

She is preceded in death by her husband Ygnacio Felix Ayala Sr.; her parents and siblings. She is survived by daughters from a previous marriage, Helen Martin, Julia Hernandez, Anita Flores, Terry Chavez, and Gloria Tafoya and their families.

A Catholic Mass will be held Friday, October 3, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Holy Rosary Church, 301 Walnut Street, Woodland, CA. Private burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Alzheimer's Research, or to the remodeling fund for the Holy Rosary Church in Woodland.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29, 2014
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