OBITUARY

Jesse David Ayala Jr.

Born March 8, 1952

NEWSPAPER OBITUARY FOR JESSE DAVID AYALA Tahlequah, OK- Funeral services for Jesse David Ayala will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM with Minister Danny Garner and Mr. Wayne Sturgeon officiating. Interment will follow at the Hulbert I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Hulbert, OK. Services are under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Pallbearers for Jesse include Albert Kaiser, James Bowden, Jonathan Ramirez, Heath Gomez, Gabriel Ayala, Martin Ayala, Craig Spears and Ed Spears. Honorary pallbearers for Jesse include the men of the Central Church of Christ and Mr. Jim Rogers, Bill Mocha, Dale Wilcox, Dower Combs, Henry Ramirez, Wally Monreal, Ed Gomez, Troy Soffera, and Alan Spears. Jesse David Ayala was born on March 8, 1952 in Goree, TX the son of Jesse and Juanita (Ortega) Ayala. Jesse was a man of many diverse talents, who liked to stay busy. Before moving to Oklahoma, he owned and operated an automated mailing equipment company in Texas, and later co-owned E.J.’s Auto Techs in Tahlequah. He worked for Jimmy Houston’s Marine Group and managed the Rogers, AR location before going to Toyota of Muskogee, and finally Stuteville Ford in Tahlequah. On April 23, 1983, he married the love of his life, Patti Ann Spears in Tahlequah, OK. This union was blessed with twenty seven years of happiness. In May of 1996, Jesse received the gift of life, a liver transplant. Jesse treasured this gift and was on the list for another transplant at the time of his death. Jesse was a hard worker and had amazing work ethic. When he wasn’t working, Jesse enjoyed fishing, hunting, or spending time with his horses and chickens. He enjoyed watching football and was a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan,win or lose. He loved watching cartoons and the Western Channel. Jesse was a very kind and good man with a wonderful sense of humor. He dearly loved his family and the Lord. Jesse was a member of the Central Church of Christ on West Keetoowah Street in Tahlequah, OK. The Lord called Jesse to his final rest on February 6, 2011 in Oklahoma City with his family at his side. Jesse was fifty-eight years old. He will be greatly missed by the many lives he has touched. Preceding him in death are his parents, his sister, Lupe Dena, his brother, Danny Thomas Ayala, nephews Frank Dena and Danny Anthony Gonzalez, and his father and mother-in-law, Blynn and Margie Spears. Those left behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Patti of the home, three adored daughters, Malinda Kaiser and husband Albert of Round Rock, TX, Monica Soffera and husband Troy of Ft. Hood, TX, and Melissa Robichaud of Austin, TX. Jesse leaves a brother and four sisters, Roy Ayala and wife Olivia of Cypress, TX, Rebecca Gonzalez and husband Wally Monreal of Dallas, TX, Gloria Bowden of Waxahachie, TX, Josephine Gomez and husband Edward of Vernon, TX, and Betty Ramirez and husband Henry of Munday, TX. He has two brother-in laws, Ed Spears and wife Jackie of Tahlequah, OK, and Alan Spears of St. Petersburg, FL. Jesse’s legacy lives on in his five beloved grandchildren, Abby Kaiser, Ayden Kaiser, Riley Soffera, Carson Soffera, and Logan Robichaud. Jesse also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones. A special thanks to the wonderful staff of Baptist Integris Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he received outstanding care for the past fifteen years. Please consider becoming an organ/tissue donor.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, February 11, 2011
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Jesse David Ayala Jr.

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Missy Robichaud

March 15, 2011

Missing you lots tonight. Love you, Missy

February 24, 2011

Dear Patti,
Peace,prayers & blessings. It feels like it was just a dream and soon I will wake up and Jesse will still be here. Then it hits me Jesse is real gone. Every day I think of Jesse and wonder way God took him and I think about something I read one time. God put his arms around Jesse and whispered "come to me". Although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us. He only takes the best. I loved you brother you will be greatly missed. Patti may the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead and knowing an angel (Jesse) is watching over you. Patti we love you and enjoy the pictures on face book. If you need anything let us know. Love Josephine

Heather Gomez

February 17, 2011

Dear Aunt Patti,
I know, there are not any words that can help ease but we will try. We will be here to let you cry, share your memories and love. I still feel its a dream, that I will see another post on his facebook, but no..I remember how he used to post how the Cowboys made his blood pressure rise. Uncle Jesse give us a look at how your are suppose to live your life. He lived his day to day and made the best of it..HE LIVED..where a lot of don't or we forget about the little things that matter the most because we are too busy. You and Uncle Jesse also showed us how to love. The love you shared is not seen a lot anymore because people are too scared but you both were not. I hope you know we are here for you and we love you..Uncle Jesse, you were a great man who showed us a lot. You are greatly missed, thought of daily and love more than words can say..In time we will see ya again, so its not good bye, its see ya soon..Love Heather

Gloria Ayala Bowden

February 17, 2011

Dear Patti,

Jesse was so easy going. He enjoyed his home and his surroundings, taking care of the chickens and animals. They say chickens will die when they miss their caretaker. I think that is what happened to the Rhode Island Red. When Juan went with me and met Jesse, he said Jesse made him feel right at home. Of all the Ayala's he had the best personality. He will be forever with me in my thoughts and heart. I will miss him. I am so sorry Patti. He was very special to me. I didn't want him to leave us, but I realize he is in a much better place free from pain. And, I know he would want for us to see after you. Love you.

Leon & Jane Cortese

February 9, 2011

Our prayers are with your family at this time. I could write a book but there are just not enough words to help you during this time. Just trust in your faith and believe in our Lord and he will help you at this time. If there is anything we can do please let us know. The memories you have will become special treasures for each of you to remember. We are both so very sorry. May the Lord comfort you all during your loss.

Guadelupe(Wally) Monreal

February 9, 2011

Dear Patti,
Faith, Hope, and Love are the greatest gifts that God's gives us, and this so much personifies Jesse during his life. I never will forget the first time I met him. He made me feel so welcomed into the family, it was as if I had known him for a long time. The walks around the home and enjoying what he saw through his eyes made me appreciate the simplest thing in life. I will truly miss my brother-in-law.

Rebecca Gonzalez

February 9, 2011

Dear Patti,
Faith is the belief that God will do what is right. God says that the more hopeless your circumstances, the more likely your salvation. The greater your cares, the more genuine your prayers. The darker the room, the greater the need for light. God's help is near and always available, but it's only given to those who seek it. I know you have faith and Jesse lived on faith. He will carry you during this trying times and there will be light again in your live because you have faith. The memories that you have of Jesse will carry you and bring a smile to your face and you will cherish them forever. He took you in his heart. We love you and I loved my brother more than words can say.
Rebecca A. Gonzalez

Sandra and Gilbert Hutchins

February 8, 2011

Dear Patti, We send our love and sympathy to you and your family. Jesse was such a good man and will be greatly missed.

Ginny Huffman

February 8, 2011

Dear Patti,
I am so sorry for your loss and I want you to know that your husband was an extremely kind and caring person and I enjoyed the years that we worked together. You both were so kind and thoughtful to me when my husband passed and I would do anything to take away your pain. I will continue to pray for you and your family..