Rodolfo Frausto Ayala
Rodolfo Frausto Ayala
  • August 9, 1921 - August 13, 2017
  • Tomball, Texas

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Rodolfo Frausto Ayala was born in Waelder, Texas on August 9, 1921. He made his transition peacefully to his Heavenly Father from his home in Tomball, Texas on Sunday evening, August 13, 2017 at the age of 96 years. His stepdaughter, Angelita R. Barnes was at his side, and his dementia specialist, Sonia Pena, via cellular communication.
Always a responsible employee, competent worker, and a diligent son, he contributed to the financial well-being of his parents, and siblings.
Rodolfo began his early years of employment by farming beside his parents. Moving on to Houston, Texas, he worked for the Jasmine Packing Company located in the Second Ward area, and of close proximity to his family home. In a small neighborhood electrical shop, he was given an opportunity to excel in his mechanical repair skills. As entrepreneur of a trucking company, and with the backing of an exceptional wife, he provided financial stability for his family. After retirement, he re-entered the workforce as a school bus driver for the Aldine Independent School District, where they recognized him with various awards for being a safe and popular bus driver.
He converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the early '50s, where he held various positions in the church. Consequently, he became Branch President for the first Spanish speaking church located on Boundary, and North Main streets, in Houston, Texas. Several of the members of that era and recent members are very aware of his faithfulness, commitment, and his active participation in many church functions, and priesthood responsibilities.
Rodolfo was a true servant to many who needed a helping hand. In retrospect, two important milestones changed his long and fruitful life. First and foremost was accepting Christ into his life, and second was marry his convert wife, Frances H. Ayala, along with her two children. Alberto and Angelita. This was quite an accomplishment for a bachelor of 32 years.
He is survived by his stepdaughter, Angelita R. Barnes; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. His sisters, Ester West, Maria Esperanza Gonzales, Anita Gonzales, Erlinda Duron; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His wife Frances H. Ayala precedes Rodolfo in death. Hand in hand, they shall be united in that eternal heavenly world.
Many heartfelt thanks to his caregivers, Brenda, Ana Lu (deceased) Priscilla, Sonia, Adriana, Martha. Most recently, Silverado Hospice was instrumental in all facets of his medical, physical, and spiritual care. The doctors, nurses, CAN's social workers, Chaplin, and office staff were all outstanding in their professional manner.