January 23, 1928 - October 12, 2021
Grace was born on January 28, 1928 in Smelter ( El Paso ), Texas. She was one of seven siblings born to Rafael and Guadalupe Munoz. Her family moved to California in 1939, first to Bethany, then to Tracy. She met the love of her life Jess Ayala Jr while looking for gas with her sister. Gas was a rationed item during World War II but they got a tip on where they might find some. My dad’s family were farmers in the late 30’s and early 40’s and had lots of gas to spare. My dad came out to give the sisters gas, and met my mom. They were married on September 3rd 1944 and were married for almost 62 years until my dads passing in 2006. Grace is survived by two siblings, Carmen of Sacramento and Ralph ( Rosie ) of Sparks, Nevada. She is survived by three sons, Mondo, Fred and James. And she is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. And numerous nieces and nephews. Grace was pre-deceased by one brother, three sisters, her husband Jess, daughters Alma and Olga, son Jess the 3rd and granddaughter Heidi. Mom loved classic movies, motion picture magazines, gardening and sewing and most importantly, dancing. She retired from Triple E Produce after an 18 year career at the ripe young age of 79. She was a very frugal woman who could make a nickel last a long while. And saved for years to finally secure the down payment on the only home she ever purchased in her life at 41 W 7th St Tracy. She loved family gatherings and loved visiting and being visited by family and friends. Mom was a devout Catholic and strived to live a good Christian life. And she was always more than willing to help family, friends or organizations in need of assistance. She was loved by everyone and she will be very deeply missed.
Grace was born on January 28, 1928 in Smelter ( El Paso ), Texas. She was one of seven siblings born to Rafael and Guadalupe Munoz. Her family moved to California in 1939, first to Bethany, then to Tracy. She met the love of her... View Obituary & Service Information
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