Irma C. Ayala (nee Valdez)

October 5, 1962 — July 27, 2023

East Chicago

Irma C. Ayala (nee Valdez)

 

Irma passed away suddenly Thursday, July 27, 2023, at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.

Irma was a loving and supportive wife to Raul Ayala of 38 years, a mother of two daughters Christina (Omar) Escotto and Brianna Ayala, Grandmother to Erika and Alexander Escotto.

Irma is the youngest sister to Evangelina Navarro, Alicia Valdez, Jose (Rosario) Valdez Jr., Oscar (Cecilia) Valdez, Blanca (Jesse) Ruiz, Tencha (Herb) Barrientez, Lucio Valdez, David Valdez, and Lee (Abel) Garza, she was a caring aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Irma is preceded in death by her brother Francisco “Mohawker” Valdez, father Jose Valdez Sr., brother Jesus Valdez, and mother Catalina Valdez,  

 Irma was energetic, quick-witted, a hard worker and always on the go. Her love language was cooking delicious Mexican Cuisine for her family and friends.

Irma played a significant role as a community activist in the City of East Chicago to ensure that Hispanic voices were heard by exercising the voting process. Irma provided tireless efforts to educate our community to get out and vote. Irma leaves a lasting impact within her community, and its leadership. Her determination, solidity, and inclusivity will be left for all to remember. 

Donnations to the family would be greatly appreciated.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Acevez Funeral Home Hammond

4404 Cameron Ave, Hammond, IN 46327

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Final Viewing & Closing Prayers

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

9:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

Acevez Funeral Home Hammond

4404 Cameron Ave, Hammond, IN 46327

Prayers until time of mass

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Burial

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Following Mass.

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