Ava's funeral was September 25, 2010, and while not a real shock, she has been pretty weak for about a year. Ava was not related to our family, but was very close to our family. Ava was my mom's Maid of Honor at my parents wedding, and her husband Gerald Madren (he died in 1972) was my dad's best man. When they got married both my parents worked at Madren Brothers Studebaker dealership and so we have been close every since then. Ava was the last person alive from my parents wedding.