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Carlos Ayala

1921 - 2015

Carlos, 94, a resident of Santa Barbara passed away peacefully at his home in Goleta, California. Carlos was born and raised in La Piedad Michoacan, Mexico, from 1968 Carlos resided in Santa Barbara, California.

He was one of 11 children born to the late Arcadio and Maria Luisa Casarez and was the beloved husband of Josefina Lopez for 69 years. Carlos will forever be remembered by his devoted brothers Luis, Santiago, and Rosario; children Carlos (Maria Elena), Ana Maria Rojas (Rogelio), Susana Barba (Jose), Maria Barajas (Alfredo “Freddie”), Sylvia Zaragoza (Felix), Margarita Guerrero (Jesus), Bertha Aguilera (Jesus), Maria Luisa Munoz (Raul), Teresa Martinez (Miguel), Maria Eugenia Hernandez (Alberto), Martin Ayala, and Sandra “Letty” Garcia (Hilario “Lalo”) and his 42 Grandchildren, as well as 61 Great Grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren Sahari Barba and Kalia Rose Quintero along with countless extended family, and friends whom were blessed to know him.

Carlos touched the lives of many people with his love and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. Friends and family are invited to attend a catholic rosary on Thursday, November 19th, 2015, at 5pm followed by a Mass on Friday, November 19th, 2015 at 10am both to take place at St. Raphael Catholic Parish, 5444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111.

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