Ayla Bautista Ayla Bautista, 21, of Montevideo passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at CCM Health in Montevideo.  Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Montevideo with interment following in the church cemetery. Visitation was two hours prior to the service at the church. Ayla Patricia Bautista was born May 20, 1999, in Willmar to Jesse and Rosa (Torres) Bautista.  She grew up in Montevideo and attended school there and graduated with the Class of 2017. After her schooling she worked for CAP Inc, caring for others and also worked at Casey’s. Ayla met Matthew Best in 2019 and they became fast friends and fell in love. She became a mother in October of 2020, with her “Sunshine Bear” bringing great joy to her life. Ayla was full of life! She had a big heart and a smile for everyone. Ayla loved to make people laugh but yet she wasn’t afraid to start a friendly argument just to keep things lively. She was vivacious, outgoing, fearless and had a streak of rebel. Ayla loved to draw and experiment with makeup. She enjoyed cooking, coloring, painting and dancing to her own beat. Halloween was her absolute favorite holiday, but to Ayla, any day was a great day to express herself thru what she chose to wear. Ayla is survived by her son, Silas Jason Michael Best; parents, Rosa and Jesse Bautista; boyfriend, Matthew Best; maternal grandparents, Elouise Rodriguez and Refugio Martinez; paternal grandfather, Raul Salinas; brothers – Jesse Bautista (special friend Jennifer Perkins), Emilio Bautista, Louis Bautista; sister, Eloisa Bautista; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Ayla was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Eloisa Borjas; uncle, Jason Rodriguez. Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Montevideo. For online guestbook, please visit

Posted online on January 13, 2021