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Gabrielle L. Ayala
Gabrielle L. Ayala, 21 of Grand Island, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at St. Francis Medical Center.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. Reverend Jonathan Sorensen will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday with a parish rosary at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Ms. Ayala was born August 1, 1990 at Scottsbluff, NE the daughter of Efrain and Lluliana ‘Yuli’ (Robles) Ayala.
Survivors include her parents, Efrain and Yuli Ayala of Grand Island; brother and sister-in-law, Efrain and Amanda Ayala of New London, Wisconsin; sister, Bianca Ayala of Lexington, NE; special friend, Jake Henn of Genoa and niece, Penelope, Ayala.
Gabby was welcomed into heaven by grandparents, Ventura Robles and Jesus and Elena Ayala.
Gabby moved with her family to Grand Island when she was six and she attended Dodge, Barr and graduated from Grand Island Senior High, class of 2008. She played catcher for GISH Softball and was a forward on the GISH Soccer Team. She went on to play softball at Wayne State College and was currently a senior at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
With Gabby’s love of children she worked at the Children’s Center on Kearney’s campus and worked at St. Pauls Christian Childcare in Grand Island.
Gabby loved sports and enjoyed staying active including bike riding and long-boarding.
She loved music and most of all, she loved spending time with her family especially her niece, Penelope. Her memory will be treasured by many.
A memorial fund will be established in memory of Gabby.