Ava Raye Gasper, 14, of Houghton Lake passed away on Tuesday September 8, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Ava was born on October 24, 2005 in Clare, Michigan to Quinton and Jodi (Morgan) Gasper. Ava spent all of her life in Houghton Lake and was entering the10th grade at Houghton Lake Community Schools. Ava enjoyed basketball, softball and driving around on her golf cart. Her true love was spending time with friends, family, and her dogs.

Surviving Ava are her mother, Jodi (Steven) Spear of Houghton Lake; father, Quinton (Donna) Gasper of Houghton Lake; four sisters, Kayla Blackwell, Raegan Blackwell, Hailey Gasper, and Riley Spear all of Houghton Lake; Maternal Grandmother, Debra Kay of Houghton Lake; Maternal Grandfather, Mitchell (Lisa) Morgan of Waterford; Paternal Grandparents, Dennis (Darla) Gasper of Millington; Paternal Great Grandmother, Dorothy Gasper of Millington; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral Services for Ava Raye Gasper will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday September 11, 2020 from Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church with Rev. Bryan Thompson and Rev. Andrew Thompson officiating. Interment will be in Roscommon Township Cemetery, Houghton Lake. Visitation will be held on Friday September 11, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church. Memorial contributions in memory of Ava are asked to be directed to the Ava Raye Gasper Scholarship Fund, % Roscommon County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 824, Roscommon, Michigan 48653. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel is serving the family. Condolences can be sent to the family online at www.christler-holdship.com

Due to the Covid pandemic masks and social distancing are required when attending the visitation and funeral services.