March 3, 1941 - December 26, 2018
Born in New Mexico
Resided in Salinas, California
Dora will be fondly remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a volunteer at her neighborhood elementary school. She enjoyed gardening and keeping active in the everyday lives of her family members. She was an active Church parishioner at Madonna Del Sasso. Dora had a kind soul, a warm spirit, and a smile that could brighten anyone's day.
She was born on March 3, 1941 to Maxamino (Max) and Pally Ayala and raised in Castroville, CA. After attending North Salinas High, she married the love of her life Henry Sapien jr. Together, they raised three wonderful children on the Monterey Peninsula, where they lived for years. In 2008 Dora retired after 30 years as a manager and buyer for Joy-Pers Shoes in Salinas.
Dora is survived by Henry, her husband of nearly 59 years, son, Robert and his spouse Linda, daughter, Deborah, and son, Alex, her sisters, Bertha, and Elva, Grandchildren: Sammi, Robert (Jake), Julian, twins Aubree and Ashlee, Noah, Jayden and Myla.
Memorial Mass and reception will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 1:00pm at Madonna Del Sasso Church, 320 East Laurel Drive, Salinas, CA. 93906.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dora’s name to the American Cancer Society. She will be missed but always in our hearts.
Salinas, CA US 93906
Salinas, CA US 93901