Jackie (Ballin) Ayala, 54, was born in Tacoma, WA on July 9, 1952. She went to be with our Lord, after a 5-year long battle with cancer, on January 16, 2007. Jackie was a loving mother of Arturo and Katrina, loving grandmother of Jarod, Jacob, Peyton, and Ella, daughter of Trini and Barbara Ballin, sister of Vicki, Debbie, Liz, Trini, Annette, and Steve. Jackie worked at Milgard for 15 years. Many thanks to all of the friends and family who helped her over the past few years. A very special thanks to the many wonderful people of Milgard Tempering who showed their love, kindness, and helped her in more ways than our family can ever thank them for. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007 at Mountain View Cemetery, Garden Chapel, in Tacoma at 11 am, with a public viewing at 10 am. 253-584-0252. A celebration of her life will be held following the funeral service at AMVETS Post #1, 5717 S. Tyler, Tacoma, WA.
Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 1/21/2007.