His mom, my sister Shelley, wants to bring his ashes down to the town he was born in to bury next to his dad and two brothers. His dad was buried there in 2008.Her sons were buried there in 1982 and 1983. Her first son, Gilberto Elias, was stillborn and her second son, Juan Carlos only lived for 12 hours.
My sister Shelley is disabled and has not been able to make a living for many years. Her other son Carlos is a house leveler and supports her and himself, but there is no extra money to do this.
John was a beautiful soul who brought laughter and caring to all that met him. He helped those in need with a kind word, or words of encouragement, or if someone just needed a place to stay for a night or two.
It means so much to Shelley to bring her son down to place next to his dad and brothers. We're looking for help with airfare, bus fair, and hotel to get from Bethel, AK to Alamos, Sonora, Mexico and back.
Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for any help you can give.
John with his Dad when his parents renewed their vows. 2008
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