|Birth:||13 August 1896|
Guepsa, Santander, Colombia
|Death:||30 August 2010|
Bogotá, Capital District, Colombia
|Age:||114 years, 17 days|
Ayala claimed to have been born in Guepsa, Santander, Colombia, on 13 August 1895 (1896 according to the ID Card). She was the daughter of Higinia Ayala, who was single at the time. Since she was a child, Ayala was always very careful with her diet. She spent her childhood and part of adolescence on her parents' estate, caring for cows and chickens. At the some point, she moved to Suaita, Santander, where she met and married her husband, Isidro Aranda. They had 7 children. Her husband passed away 53 years prior to her claimed 113th birthday.
Ayala moved to Bogota on 24 November 2007. In 2008, she had 6 living children, 29 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. On her claimed 113th birthday in 2008, she was reported to be lucid and had a good sense of humor. Her granddaughter, Julieta Diaz, said: My grandmother was always a country woman. She lived in fresh air and with healthy food, and although she moved to the city, she maintained with her good eating habits. At the end of her life, she lived in Chapinero in Bogota.
Ayala passed away in Bogota, Capital District, Colombia, on 30 August 2010 at the age of 114 years, 17 days.
- Doña Tránsito Ayala El Espacio (dead link)