Gina Pace; End of Life Costs

$13,050 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 144 people in 22 months
Created April 16, 2017
Reflections form Gina's oldest  friends:

The Family and friends of Gina Pace have suffered the tragic loss of a unique, bright ,shining spirit, devoted mother and a loving, loyal friend .

Gina was the most beautiful multitude of glorious contridictions. Irreverent, innocent, wise, too quick to trust, daring, doubtful, mecurial and grounded. She had a unique, deep soul that was unlike anyone else's in the world. The heartache she carried since childhood sometimes made her act in ways that were hard to understand. Gina loved us all despite our trespasses against her, forgave the unforgivable and lived on the earthly plane with a highly sophisticated understanding of the truly spiritual. She was, as her dear friend Luna explained on the KOTO radio spot, a " true Jill of all trades". She could just as easily fix your skin problems as she could tell you what was wrong with your car.
Gina had heartfelt relationships with many people and animals and especially her beloved companion dog Buckwheat, who died with her in the crash. Gina felt most at home in her life when connecting with all forms of natural beauty. It makes perfect sence that she lived surrounded by the glorious mountains of Telluride .

She will be remembered for her beautiful bohemian style and sense of asthetics, her gorgeous laughter and her utter capability to find humor in the darkest moments. Her most notable constant and unwavering commitment was to her daughter, Nastassja. Nastassja was her life line, her joy, her soulmate and her partner in crime. Raising her was her greatest accomplishment. 

Nastassja , and husband Rick, will be dealing with the details involved in setting Gina free.  Additionally the funds will help pay for the memorial gatherings so that we may all have a place to say goodbye together. Any and all financial offerings would help alleviate the pressure of this additional burden.

Much love and gratitude,
Christine Goodale and
Kristen Emack

 In honor of Gina, her beloved family are holding an informal community wide gathering, offering everyone who felt touched by her life, in any way, to share the grief of this loss and the joy of her sweet memory. Gina meant so much to so many.

Saturday, April 22nd ( Earth Day )
Telluride Town Park
12-3 pm

A  Connecticut memorial will be planned for this July
Stay tuned CT. Friends
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We have officially come to an end of our Gofundme campaign. I want to thank each one of you with a hug. A Gina sized hug, because Man! No one could hug as great as she did. She hugged your soul. Still so weird for me to use past tense when talking about her. Just doesn't seem real.
Your donations helped her daughter and son and law host a lovely outside memorial underneath the big blue Telluride sky. We are in the process presently of planning a simple , second service in CT for July.
It is very hard to figure out how to live without someone you love. Thanks for extending your kindness. It has made it just a little bit easier.
Love, hugs, light and love to you all.
Make sure to remind someone you love that you LOVE them.
- Kristen and Christine
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A few more photos......
Gina and her dear friend Luna
Gina with Niko and her Godmother, Gail
Sisterly love; Lynn and Gina
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Dear friends, family and supporters,
In 24 hours we have not only reached our goal, but surpassed it. Christine and I thank you for your bountiful donations and your gentle words. If Gina were sitting across from us right now and imagining this moment, she would not believe this readiness to give in honor of her life. Like all gentle souls who are most remembered for their nonjudgmental and encouraging friendship, she did not understand how deeply she was loved and admired.

Any donations left over after addressing end of life expenses will go into a " Future Grandma Gina " account. It will be saved for college, schooling, clothing and any other activities that Gina would have wanted to help with in her role as Grandma.

She was really looking forward with joy and anticipation to that next role.

Much gratitude to you all,❤️❤️
Xoxo Kristen and Christine
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Oh my goodness!! I am crying seeing all of the outpouring of love and care and concern! Thank you from her best friends and family. You all rock. Gina would have been absolutely AMAZED at the show of total love.
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Raised by 144 people in 22 months
Created April 16, 2017
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