Deaths: June 19, 2002

June 19, 2002


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary  in El Centro for Maria Guadalupe Ramirez de Ayala, 71,  of Calexico, who died Saturday in Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in El Centro.

Burial will be private.

Mrs. De Ayala was born April 11, 1931, in Mexico. She was raised in Mexico and came to the United States in 1959.

She married Jose Ricardo Ayala in Tijuana on Feb. 19, 1966. She was a homemaker.

According to family, she enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren. She also loved to cook and listen to music.

Mrs. de Ayala was preceded in death by her twin daughters, Elvira and Elia Preciado, in 1953; and grandson, Marcelo Romero in 1993.


Survivors include her husband, Jose Ricardo Ayala of Calexico; children, Maria Preciado of El Centro, Graciela Marshall of Rancho San Diego, Gloria Cross of Lynnwood, Wash., and Sylvia Preciado, Vincent Ayala and Norma Ayala de Sierra, all of Calexico; brother, Rosalio Ramirez of Santa Ana; sisters, Estefana Chavez of San Fernando Valley, Maria Ramirez of Pasadena and Irene Flores of Santa Cruz; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro for Gerald Lance "Buddy" Boone, 59, of Ramona, a former Imperial Valley resident who died Thursday in Pomerado Hospital in Poway.

The Rev. Barry Vinyard of Imperial Valley Catholic Chaplaincy will officiate.

Mr. Boone was born Dec. 13, 1942, in El Centro. He lived in El Centro, Holtville, Escondido and Ramona.

He attended the School for the Deaf in Riverside and then trained as a certified auto body mechanic.

Mr. Boone worked as a handyman at the office of Dr. Ray LaChance from 1968 to 1971.

Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Harvey and Marilyn Boone of El Centro; sister, Linda Holbrook of El Centro; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Ray LaChance of Poway; nephews, Tim Holbrook of San Diego, Geoff Holbrook of Berlin, Germany, and Greg LaChance of Poway; and nieces, Rose Whatley of Ramona and Jeannie Rueckert and Audrey LaChance, both of Rancho Bernardo.

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