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“I often met Ernie at the mail box in White Hawk. He always had a smile and friendly welcome. We discussed our faith in Christ and the hope and joy...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Kelly Wysard - Palm Desert, CA

“Our team at Bellaggio Spa is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Christine @ Bellaggio Spa Nguyen - CA

“Ernie was our Postman for 25 of the 27 years we've lived in Whitehawk. My wife Joanne had many conversations about how proud he was of his family. ...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: jeff godels - Palm Desert, CA

“I only met Ernesto, about 7 years ago, when moved into White Hawk. New to the area, but have had family in the valley for many years before I moved...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Schorschi Decker - Palm Desert, CA

“We were fortunate to have Ernie as our Postal Carrier for 15 years. He was a wonderful human being, loved his wife, family and was very happy to be...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Karen Molloy - Palm Desert, CA

“Ernie was so nice and went out of his way all the time. I will miss him, he will always be my favorite mailman.God our Father, Your power brings us...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Andrea Martin - Palm Desert, CA

“We were blessed to have known Ernie. He always had a loving, accepting smile and attitude about people. His memory is definitely stamped on our...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Allen and Melissa Stark - IA

“Just want to send prays to the family he was a family friend a coworker that may or ma not of cross my brother in law Phillip Reyes may.the Lord...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Rebecca reyes - yucca valley, CA

“Ernie, we will miss your friendly service as our letter carrier for all these years. I hope your children and grandchild realize how lucky o have you...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Dan Campbell - Palm Desert, CA

“My condolences and prayers to Ernie's family. He will be missed by so many. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy VanVacter - La Quinta, CA

“Our prayers are with the family. We in Whitehawk loved Ernie's smile. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Linda and Tom Harris - CA

“My wife Dorrie and myself, are fortunate enough to winter in Palm Desert, and Ernie was our mailman. I did not know personally, but recognize him...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Jim Wolfe - Palm Desert, CA

“Dear Louanne and family, Brad and I send our deepest sympathy on the passing of Ernie. Even though he is in a better place, the grief of his loss is...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Evie and Brad Lee - Bermuda Dunes, CA

“So sorry to hear about Ernie! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.He was a great man!! ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Bob & Dorothy Dillon - AZ

“You are loved and missed, Ernie. Thank you for making a loving home for Louanne and your children. May you rest in peace. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Stasha Simon - Petoskey, MI


Ernesto (Ernie) Morales Ayala went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Ernie was born February 4, 1961, in Indio, CA and other than serving 4 years in the US Army, called Indio his home for his entire life.
After serving in the Army, Ernie returned to Indio and worked at The Lakes Country Club and Long Electric before landing his dream job with the US Postal Service. Ernie served as a letter carrier for the USPS for 27 years, with 25 of those years on the same route. He loved his job and serving his customers and truly enjoyed going to work every day.
In addition to his work and spending time with his family, Ernie also served in ministry at Grace Chapel Indio for many years. While he served in many ministries over the years, including Kids Club, Cleaning and College Group, his greatest pleasure was serving in the Hospitality Ministry.
Ernie is survived by his wife, Louanne; 2 sons – Ernesto (Sofia) Ayala, Jr. of San Diego and Antonio J. Ayala of Indio; 2 daughters – Angelica Ayala of Indio and Emilia (Ryan) Siffermann of Bermuda Dunes; and his beloved grandson, Michael Siffermann. Also surviving are 8 brothers – Sergio Ayala of Indio, Antonio Ayala of Salinas, Alberto Ayala, Gustavo Ayala, Gerardo Ayala, Victor Carillo, Sostenes Carillo and Carlos Mendoza all of Mexico; 6 sisters – Mary (Sammy) Gonzalez of Indio, Cecilia Martell of New York, Margarita Ayala, Ruth Carrillo and Judith Carrillo all of Mexico; and many nieces and nephews. Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio Ayala and Margarita Morales.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 23, at 2:30 pm at Grace Chapel Indio, 48395 Madison Street, Indio, CA
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to either the Disabled American Veterans (dav.org, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301) or Grace Chapel Indio Kitchen Fund (gcindio.org, 48395 Madison Street, Indio, CA 92201).