January 10, 1956 ~ July 4, 2022
Born in: Mexico
Resided in: Redondo Beach, California
Blanca Rosa Ayala was born on January 10, 1956 and was the first of seven children to Antonia and Ramon. At an early age, Blanca was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that she would carry the rest of her life. The struggles that came with this disorder, however, did not lessen her love for God, her son Ramon, and her family. She not only helped raise her youngest brother but also her sister’s son as her own. She was the glue that held the family together as she hosted all the holiday get togethers. Last year she single handedly planned her father’s 90th birthday celebration.
Blanca was the first in the family to go to college, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree from CSU Dominguez Hills. Her degree opened the door to a fruitful career at TRW as a business analyst. After an early retirement from TRW, she utilized her creative talents and eye for beauty in the gift wrap department at the May Company. Every gift that she gave away was artfully wrapped with beautiful bows.
Her diverse passions included animal welfare, gardening, Disney and the election process. Blanca loved animals and provided a nurturing environment for her cats, dogs and parakeets and even provided babysitting services to her father’s chihuahua. Her love for nature spilled over into gardening, where she not only made her yard her own haven, she helped cultivate her fathers as well. Ever a child at heart, she had an extensive Disney memorabilia and Barbie collection, which she proudly displayed in her home. Every election day for over 20 years, you would find Blanca faithfully serving as an election poll volunteer for the City of Redondo Beach.
Blanca was reunited with her mom and her sister on July 4, 2022. Blanca finished her race well and is now in glory.
“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
Service: July 27, 2022 10:00 am
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
1050 W. 163rd St.
Gardena, CA 90247
Reception / Repast: July 27, 2022 11:00 am - July 27, 2022 2:00 pm
Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - McMillan Center
1016 W. 164th Street
Gardena, CA 90247
Graveside Service: July 28, 2022 9:30 am
Holy Cross Cemetery
5835 W. Slauson Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
My condolences hug , You and the family are in our heart. Lupita isaura’s dauther
Blanca was my older sister who I will never forget. As a child, both Mom and Dad were understandably busy trying to make ends meet for their growing family in a new country. Blanca would aways either cradle me or take a hold of my hand. This bond never withered or wore down. In fact it got stronger. I am so happy that my big sis is no longer in pain, but is running full of laughter in the presence of Our beloved Lord Jesus.
How blessed I am to be Blanca’s friend. Every day at work we tried to out joke each other. She helped me learn a lot in the business office. I enjoyed it when she and young Ray would visit me and my son Egypt. I enjoyed helping her paint her living room. I enjoyed having lunch with her, visiting her, talking on the phone with her. She was devoted to God, her family and her friends. I love you Blanca. I miss you so very much.
Blanca was more than a sister to me. She was on average 10 years older me and my brothers so she helped my mother raise my brothers and myself. So growing up ir wasn’t a brother and sister relationship it was more like a mother son relationship. I miss her so much.
Blanca was selfless and generous and often sacrificed her own time and resources to make everyone else around her comfortable. She was a strong pillar to her family and her wisdom, kindness and compassion is sorely missed. Looking forward to seeing her again.
I still can’t believe I will no longer be able to see my beautiful friend Blanca or call her on the phone. She was an amazing woman always helping others and rescuing animals. Her faith in God was very strong as was the love for her family. I know she is now a precious Angel with no more pain and suffering in God’s and Jesus presence. Until we meet again Blanca.
Blanca era mi prima una mujer muy fuerte, hermosa, inteligente,que dios le dió fortaleza para seguir adelante y dar a los demás nos visitó varias veces en México en casa de mi abuela Jovita, aunque perdimos el contacto la recuerdo con mucho cariño y amor que Dios la tenga en sus brazos
We will miss your wit, your strength and your example of faith. We will remember you always as a loving aunt, sister and friend.
Jaimes, Melea, Quinn and Atticus Meyer-Ayala
Querida Familia Ayala, la familia Ramírez de León Guanajuato les envía condolencias por la pérdida de la prima Blanca Rosa, oraremos por ustedes y el por el tío Ramón. Blanca está ahora en presencia del señor. Dios los bendiga siempre.
I met Blanca 12 years ago when we came to rent her house. I remember she wasn’t there as she had spent 2 weeks in the hospital. Later on we got to know each other and grew a friendship. Even when we moved homes our friendship continued. We would visit each other often. I would alert her that i was outside and she would receive me with a hug. I would share food with her and have long conversations. Every Christmas Blanca would bring my family and I gifts, something my daughter appreciated greatly. I will miss the days when Blanca and I would converse for hours over the phone, typically talking about politics and religion, something she enjoyed sharing with me. She would talk to me until her dogs would start barking, she would then tell me it was time for her to go as she needed to take paquita and sox out for a walk. She loved her animals. Blanca was a strong, independent and generous woman. I miss her so much, but at the same time I am content that she is at peace, no longer suffering, and that she is in the presence of God. My condolences to the whole family.
Thank you for your love and friendship. Thank you for being a part pf my life. I shall misss you until we meet again.