Salon 15

Ava Jane McKay

July 28, 2005 ~ November 8, 2020 (age 15)


AVA JANE MCKAY July 28, 2005 - November 8, 2020


It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved daughter Ava Jane McKay on November 8, 2020. Ava was 15 years old. 


Ava brought so much joy and love into our lives and to everyone around her. She was a free spirit, whose beauty could take your breath away, whose smile could light up any room, and whose laughter was contagious. She was a stunning and elegant young lady with an impeccable sense of style. She was delightful to be around, fun-loving, playful, fearless and compassionate; she radiated a natural warmth. Ava’s most remarkable God-given gift, however, was her voice. She was not only a talented and passionate singer, she had a unique ability to reach in and touch your soul, uplift your spirit, break your heart and move you to tears. We are so grateful for the time we got to share with her. We could not be more proud of the beautiful, fearlessly independent and uniquely gifted young woman Ava had become. 


Ava Jane is survived by her mother Meghann McKay, father Troy McKay, step-father Andy Garcia, and step-mother Tara Brionez. Ava is greatly mourned by her grandparents Lisa Holona, John Sisneros, Lorine McKay, Nana Angie Holona and Papaw Dan O’Dowd. She will be deeply missed by her siblings Revé, Mason, Brooke, Meghan, Shane, and step-siblings Anamaria Brionez, Andy and Sean Garcia. She was particularly close and loved by her uncle and aunt Flint and Monica McKay as well as many other aunts, uncles and cousins. Ava was also deeply loved by her God-parents “Nino and Nina” Shawn and Leona Harrell. She is preceded in death by her cousin Justin Marquez and her uncle Steve Sisneros.


As we grieve our loss, we take comfort in knowing that she is now at peace, her spirit is free and she is safe and protected in God’s hands. We know she would not want us to mourn in regret and remorse, but to think of her and smile, knowing she is forever young and was always destined to be a star.

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