November 30, 2022

Katherine R. Ayala

Katherine R. Ayala, 93, died Saturday May 9, 2015 in Wichita, Kansas. She was born November 25, 1921 in Garden City, Kansas to Rosalio and Alvina (Rocha) Ayala

She was a member of St Dominic Catholic Church and Legion of Mary.

Katherine was a lifelong resident of Garden City. She moved to Wichita in 2011 where she lived with her niece, Alvina Reyes. She had been employed as housekeeper for the Brookover’s household for 41 years. Her hobbies included baking, tending to her flowers, and taking care of her dogs. Her family called her “Rosie The Riveter”, as she helped build the Garden City airport runway during WWII. Although she never married or had children of her own she was instrumental in raising and nurturing her surviving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents- Rosalio and Alvina Ayala, her grandparents, and her sister – Luisa Garcia.

Survivors:  
Nieces and Nephews:
James Garcia of Wichita, Kansas
Ernest Garcia of Overland Park, Kansas
Alvina Reyes of Wichita, Kansas
Frank Garcia of Greeley, Colorado
Ana Garcia Farinas of Wichita, Kansas

11 Great Nieces and Nephews
5 Great Great Nieces and Nephews
1 Great Great Great Niece

Vigil Service: Tuesday May 12, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Place: St. Dominic Catholic Church
Funeral Mass: Wednesday May 13, 2015 11:00 a.m.
Place: St. Dominic Catholic Church
Celebrant: Father Reginald Urban
Burial: Valley View Cemetery
Memorials: St. Dominic Education Fund or St. Dominic Alter Society 
In Care Of Garnand Funeral Home
Calling Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday May 12, 2015
At Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. 7th, Garden City, KS 67846
Condolences can be posted at garnandfuneralhomes.com

Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N 7th St., Garden City, KS 67846 620-276-3219