AMerican Veteran 11

Adelina Ayers

August 17, 1937 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Adelina Ayers Obituary

Adelina Maria Mendoza Ayers, age 86, born on August 17, 1937, in O'Campo, Chihuahua, to Amador Mendoza and Clara Luna Frias.

·    Major Robert Mendoza, US Army(ret.) and Children Robert Thomas (wife Acacia), Major Jonathan Mendoza, US Army (children Delaney and Rhys), and William.
·    Honorable Judge Carlos Mendoza, Emeritus and Martha Santos and Children Micalina, Carlos Jr. (wife Marcy and children Carlina, Lillyonna, Elizabeth, Isabella and Adelina), Crystal, Daisy, Omar Santos (wife Nicole and children Irvin Jr.), Naylely Santos (husband Rafael Brizuela and children Edgar, Melany and Christian) 
·    Nina Tiaga, Husband Technical Sergeant Don Tiaga, US Air Force(ret.), and Children Michael Mendoza, Adrian (wife Valerie and children Tyler, Alana, and Dylan), Jacqueline and Fiancé Tobias Grabsch, Marc, Shaena (children Giovanni, Kaylee and Ava), Donnie (wife Katie & children Dominick, Addison, and Jaeden) and Pastor Joshua (wife Brooke).
·    Captain David Mendoza McFarland, US Navy(ret.) and Kellie and Children Alexandra (Fiancé Darius Turner and child Lincoln), and Chloe Godsey (Husband Petty Officer Third Class Spencer Godsey, US Navy and child Olivia).
·    Bill McFarland and Jennifer and Children Marissa (husband James Finn) and Mitchel.
·    Anita Houston and Rick and Children Coleman, Kaylina, and Richman.

Preceded in Death: Her Son Lorenzo, Her Siblings Rosa, Alma, Marina, Amador; former husband Sergeant First Class David McFarland, US Army(ret.), and her Beloved Husband Sergeant First Class D.L. Ayers, US Army(ret.). 

Public’s viewing Friday, January 26, 2024, Our Savior Lutheran Church
1212 Washington Avenue, Alamogordo, NM 9:30am-11:00am

Celebration of Life Ceremony Friday, January 26, 2024, Our Savior Lutheran Church
1212 Washington Avenue, Alamogordo, NM 11:00am 

Graveside Service, Friday, January 26, 2024, Monte Vista Cemetery, 1590 East 1st Street, Alamogordo, NM 12:30pm with Pastor Lamb and Pastor Joshua Tiaga Officiating.

Pall Bearers are Adelina's Grandsons Michael, Jonathan, Carlos Jr., Adrian, Marc, Coleman, Joshua, William, and Richman.

The family and friends of Adelina Ayers celebrate the life of this amazing woman who recently passed into heaven and to be with God, her beloved husband and ancestors.  Adelina is the personification of the American dream.  An immigrant from Mexico, she came to the United States only with her dreams and family to pursue the promise of our Great Nation.  With courage in her heart and vision for her children - born and unborn, she strove to achieve the best life possible for her family in this Great Country.  Adelina dedicated her life to her family and children and her newly adopted nation.  She married a humble “GI” and proudly earned her American citizenship to embark upon a life of service to her children and nation. At times she was the family bread winner, but always she supplemented family income through her entrepreneurial enterprises from cleaning homes to crocheting beanie hats.  Later in life, she continued her devotion to family by marrying again to another soldier, her beloved Dave Ayers.  As an Army wife, she raised 6 children through the Vietnam War - with long and arduous separations with her husband.  She instilled a sense of God, country and honor in each of her children and several of them went on to wear the cloth of the nation as a Soldier, Airmen (woman) and 2 Sailors.  Adelina bears the scars of service to our nation through her husband and children whose decades of service spanned Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor, Bosnia and other operations.  Also, in the service of their nation and communities in which they lived, she raised a Justice of the Peace, an Educator, Ministers, and business owners each dedicated to excellence.  Each child firmly stamped with her steadfast spirit, moral compass and determination to be their best, as she was.

Never to shirk a challenge, Adelina endeavored to position her children for success by encouraging and guiding her children to not only succeed, but to excel in everything they do.  Her indomitable spirit, strength of character, devotion to her children, humbleness before God, and everlasting love are her enduring legacy.

Please join us - her family and friends, in the celebration of her life as a Mother, Citizen of this Great Nation, and the personification of the American Dream.

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January 26, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Savior Lutheran Church (Washington Avenue, Alamogordo, Monte Vista Cemetery)

Celebration of Life
January 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Our Savior Lutheran Church (Washington Avenue, Alamogordo, Monte Vista Cemetery)

Graveside Service
January 26, 2024

12:30 PM
Monte Vista Cemetery


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