James Richard Ayala Jr.
James Richard Ayala Jr., 56, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016,
Jimmy Jr. was born on February 3, 1960, in Santa Barbara, California at St. Frances Hospital. He was a Ninth Generation native.
Jimmy worked as a butcher at our local market for years, then retired due to illness, was a member of the local Horse Shoe Pitching Association and a Goleta Lemon aka “Cricket”. In his younger years, Jimmy played sports at the Goleta Boys Club and participated in YFL. He was fondly nicked named the “Flea”, was a surf enthusiast who loved camping and being at the beach with family and friends.
Jimmy Jr. survived by his Mother and Father, Barbara and James, Sr.; Sisters Wendy Ayala-Hinds, and husband Bill, Delee Ingram and husband Bob, his brother Michael and wife Tracy; his Daughter Riley Mae Hardy-Ayala; two nephews, Christopher Ingram and Matthew Herzog, three nieces, Ailea Ingram, Cassie Herzog and Katie Ayala and numerous cousins. Also, close to Jimmy’s heart were Sarah, Pearl and Zoa.
His Daughter Riley Mae was the Sunshine of his life!
No formal services will be held at this time, however a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.