Kayla Rae Gottardy, one year old, passed away unexpectedly on April 30, 2011, in San Antonio. Kayla was born on April 15, 2010, and lived in Bergheim with her parents, Dwayne and Melissa (Missy) Gottardy. Kayla was born with a very special heart and underwent numerous medical procedures during her short life. She spent extensive periods of time at Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio.

Kayla was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Harry and Mary Spahn; Leonard and Louise Gottardy; Anton and Magdalena Schroeder; and Santos and Guadalupe Barraza.

In addition to her parents, Kayla is survived by grandparents, Richard and Barbara Gottardy of Bulverde, Chuck and Bernice Barraza of Corpus Christi; her uncles and aunts, Carl and Debbie Michalik of Pflugerville, Scott and Julie Barraza of Sandia; and her cousins, Jordan Michalik, Lucas Barraza and Grace Barraza.

Funeral Mass was celebrated by Msgr. James Janish on May 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Spring Branch. Interment followed at St. Joseph-Honey Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jordan Michalik, Scott Barraza, Kenneth Gottardy and Patrick Ginnelly. Lucas Barraza and Grace Barraza served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial donations can be sent to the Cor Nova Foundation, c/o Dr. John Kupferschmid, 12 Abby Wood, San Antonio, TX 78257-1253.

Schertz Funeral Home