2009 Mexican Mother of the Year

By EGP News Service

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Continuing a 58-year tradition that began in 1951, the Mexican Mother of the Year Association honored Alicia Salinas Ayala, 79, as this year’s Mexican Mother of the Year event held on May 2, and celebrated with a special Mariachi Mass at St. Mary Church in Boyle Heights.

Alicia Salinas Ayala, a 47-year City Terrace resident and member of St. Lucy Church choir, has dedicated more than 20 years to serving in various community organizations. Among her many accomplishments, Ayala was a pioneer facilitator and instructor in preventive health education for Spanish-speaking residents at community hospitals and churches and for the last six years has served on the AltaMed Health Services Board of Directors as a consumer representative.

Born in Boyle Heights but raised in Sonora, Mexico, Ayala, who is now a widow, has two sons, and is grandmother of five and still lives in the same house where her children grew up.

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May 7, 2009  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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