Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 01/17/2012 12:41:37 PM PST

CHINO HILLS – Services have been finalized for former state Sen. Ruben Ayala.

The rosary service has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 14085 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills.

The memorial service for Ayala will be that same day at 4 p.m. at Ayala High School’s multipurpose room, 14255 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills.

Ayala, who also served on the Chino City Council and San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, died Jan. 4 at 89.

He was Chino’s first elected mayor in 1964 and was a member of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, and for more than 20 years he served as a state senator.

When Ayala was elected to the Senate in 1974, he was the first Mexican-American to serve in the chamber since 1911.

Ayala died at the Inland Christian Home in Ontario.

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