Diana Estrada Ayala was born in East LA on May 4th, 1948 to Diego and Sophia Estrada. She passed away on November 17th, 2023. She was the 10th of 21 children. Diana graduated from Roosevelt High school in 1966. Upon graduation, she began her 47 year career at the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Diana met her husband Rodrigo at the age of 9. He lived across the street and would hang out with her brothers. As they got older, they became more than friends. Diana married Rodrigo on December 18th, 1976. On March 6th, 1978, they welcomed their first child, Angel. Just over a year later, on July 31st 1979, their daughter Tiana was born.
Diana became a Jehovahs Witness in 1986 and remained a dedicated and devout member for the rest of her life.
In the summer of 1988, Rodrigo and Diana moved from their tiny home in South Gate to a larger home in Lancaster, CA where she finally had a yard to develop her hobby of gardening. After retiring in 2013, that hobby turned into a rewarding pastime. She was also able to devote more time to her faith.
Diana was a proud and loving grandmother to her granddaughters Abigail Rose and Violet Lily. She took every opportunity to spoil them with gifts and trips to Disneyland.
She was well known for her ability to show unconditional love, kindness, and generosity to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed and will always have a special place in our hearts.
A memorial service for Diana will be held Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, 808 East Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93535.