Edelmira “Rosa” Ayala, age 76, passed away peacefully with family at her side on August 6th at 6:40 am. She was born on May 30th 1945 in Empalme, Sonora, Mexico. Her Husband, Mario Ayala, preceded her in death. Rosa, or Nani Rosa as she was affectionately called by her grand and great-grandchildren loved her family and dedicated her life to their wellbeing. When healthy and able she worked tirelessly to serve her 3 children and their families. Even when her health declined she did everything she could to contribute and was always more concerned with the wellbeing of others than of her own.
Rosa never gave up on anyone. She understood we all make mistakes and was quick to forgive as the relationships in her life were of the utmost importance. She had a talent of seeing people’s individual potential and was always encouraging and cheering everyone around her, especially her grandchildren. She had the ability to love instantly and showered her family with that love. Of course she also liked to pica-pica at times but always in fun and good intent.
She had a testimony of Jesus Christ as her Savior and Redeemer. She found great comfort in His love, the sacrifice He made for us all, and the gospel message of hope now and life in the hereafter. She knew this is just a “see you later” rather than a permanent goodbye. Her legacy will be one of Family, Love, God and Service. It lives on today through her family that benefitted from all her years of example. What more can a family ask? Her work is done and we are all the better for it. She will be greatly missed but she taught us what is most important in life by her example. Rosa was the daughter of Arturo Niebla and Alicia Niebla. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Ibon Jaffe Utsch, Diana Jaffe, and Linda Jaffe Mabante, and her 3 adopted children, Noe, Rodolfo "Panda" and Rosie as well as her 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her 7 brothers and siters from oldest to youngest: Rene Niebla, Ruben Niebla, Norma Clark, Rigoberto Niebla, Raul Niebla, Rodolfo Niebla and Blanca “Luchy” Bojorquez.