Chris Shabel Funeral Fund

$8,344 of $14k goal

Raised by 104 people in 40 months
Jacquie Shabel  LOS ANGELES, CA
Dear Family, Friends, and Neighbors,

Our beautiful mother, Chris Shabel (Powell), passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8:25am after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis disease just after celebrating her 80th birthday.

We are in need of your immediate support and assistance. We need to raise $14,000 for her funeral arrangements. Your generosity and kindness is comforting and greatly appreciated. In addition, could you help us by sharing this with friends?

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 3PM at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park Hollywood Hills, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. (323) 469-6000 or (800) 600-0076.

Webcast via www.MountSinaiParks.org - go to Funeral Webcasts, select CHRIS GALE POWELL (SHABEL), and the password is SHABEL1933 or POWELL1933

Reception following - please contact Jacquie Shabel or Patricia Shabel for more detailed information.

If you'd rather mail a check, please make payable to Jacquie Shabel and send to:
Jacquie Shabel
P.O. Box 480136
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Chris has been a community activist for over 30 years and has dedicated herself to community service, volunteering her time, energy and resources to making sure that Los Angeles, Hollywood in particular, has maintained and improved over the many years for it to be the amazing place it is today. She has played a major part in history, including: being one of the founder members of the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council (HSDNC), President and participant of the Hollywood Democratic Club for over 15 years, honored as Woman of the Year in State of California AND Hollywood/Los Angeles by prominent politicians, honored as "People of the Year" by LA Weekly twice, and many other awards, too many to mention at this moment.

We know she is in G-d's loving hands and that she is being taken care of right now. Please help us pray for her and our family's peace and serenity. Thank you so much for being an important person in my mother's life and our family's life.

With much love and warm blessings,
Jacquie Shabel (Daughter)
Rhys Shabel (Grandson)
Patricia Shabel (Daughter)


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Update 14
Posted by Jacquie Shabel
39 months ago
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Good morning - many deepfelt thank yous to everyone for your support and kindness during this very painful time.

You are welcome to visit anytime today as we are continuing to sit Shiva (Monday 11/11) and will have a minyan service with wonderful volunteers from our Temple tonight at 6:30p. This has been a beautiful service and has helped tremendously with our grief. Our friends and our mother's friends are welcome to stop by and visit with us now or anytime after the Shiva period - your presence is always welcome here at the house.

It has been really difficult to focus on raising money for our mother's funeral while we continue to grieve her passing. There is just about $2500 left to raise to pay off the last amount for the funeral, which we I have committed to paying off over the next year. If you're able to help me, I can't tell you how much I (and my sister and son) appreciate your contribution.

Thank you again for all of the beautiful and loving words, kindness and support during this very difficult time in our lives.

Warm wishes,
Jacquie

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Update 13
Posted by Jacquie Shabel
39 months ago
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Good morning - we've had several requests to view my mother's memorial/funeral services, which can still be done via Mt. Sinai's website. I highly recommend this as the service and eulogies were absolutely beautiful and funny (no doubt my mother's spirit was there and loved every moment!).

You have been invited to view the memorial service for Christine Gale Powell

http://webcast.funeralrecording.com/events/login/4834
Memorial ID: 4834
Password: powell1933
Event Date: Nov 7th, 2013
Event Time: 3:00pm (PDT) America/Los_Angeles
Location: Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills 2

Warm wishes,
Jacquie

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Update 12
Posted by Jacquie Shabel
40 months ago
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Funeral services for Chris Shabel (1933-2013) will be held tomorrow, Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 3PM at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park Hollywood Hills, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. (323) 469-6000 or (800) 600-0076.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Chris Shabel's Funeral Fund www.gofundme.com/ChrisShabel

Webcast via www.MountSinaiParks.org - go to Funeral Webcasts, select CHRIS GALE POWELL (SHABEL), and the password is SHABEL1933 or POWELL1933

Reception following at our mother's house - please contact Jacquie Shabel or Patricia Shabel for more detailed information.

Many heartfelt thank yous to those who have donated - we truly appreciate your support during this difficult time.
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Update 11
Posted by Jacquie Shabel
40 months ago
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PLEASE JOIN OUR FAMILY TODAY @ 11AM as our mother, Chris Shabel, is being honored by the Los Angeles City Council for her 30+ years of community service at Los Angeles City Hall in the John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340. Anyone who would like to attend is invited - please forward to friends and community.

If you can't make it, you can view it live on Channel 35 iLA City View or via the web at: http://www.lacity.org/government/ElectedOfficialOffices/CityCouncil/CouncilandCommitteeMeetings/CouncilMeetingVideo/index.htm?laCategory=1815

On behalf of our family, we hope to see you there. Please help us by forwarding to friends and community members who we might not have reached yet.

Funeral services for Chris Shabel (1933-2013) will be held on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 3PM at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park Hollywood Hills, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. (323) 469-6000 or (800) 600-0076.

Webcast via www.MountSinaiParks.org - go to Funeral Webcasts, select CHRIS GALE POWELL (SHABEL), and the password is SHABEL1933 or POWELL1933

Reception following at our mother's house - please contact me for more detailed information.
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Chris Thompson
36 months ago

Hi Jacquie and Patricia. You don't know me but I have watched your Clean House episode many times which was one of my very favorites. I thought your Mother was a lovely person and had helped so many people. I am so sorry to find out that she had died. I was so excited to see a picture of your son because on Clean House you were pregnant. What a cute little guy! : ) I wish you the best and God bless... Chris

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Ira Handelman
40 months ago

Alice and I send our deepest condolences on the passing of Chris. She was a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed

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Melissa Gordon
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So sorry for your loss, Jacquie. Sending you and your family my best wishes to help everyone recover from this troubling time. Stay strong.

Chris Thompson
36 months ago

Hi Jacquie and Patricia. You don't know me but I have watched your Clean House episode many times which was one of my very favorites. I thought your Mother was a lovely person and had helped so many people. I am so sorry to find out that she had died. I was so excited to see a picture of your son because on Clean House you were pregnant. What a cute little guy! : ) I wish you the best and God bless... Chris

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Ira Handelman
40 months ago

Alice and I send our deepest condolences on the passing of Chris. She was a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed

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