Luke’s Memorial Fund

The family of beloved teen Luke Smith wants us to remember him fondly. He was a bright, shining soul whose life was cut short too soon. 

Please help the family by contributing to this memorial fund.

This campaign was initiated by Michele Powell, (an Aptos mom)  and spread in conjunction with hundreds of local families that knew and loved Luke Smith.  

While there is nothing we can do ease the family's pain, we believe the funds generated by GoFundMe will offer relief to Titi Hoang-Smith, Luke's mother and recipient of the fund, once the bills start coming in that are associated with memorial services, burial, grief support, etc. Titi is the beneficiary and all funds will be used to her discretion. 

Luke was a brilliant, kind and soft-spoken soul. The response we have received from his friends and the community have been truely heartwarming. 

Thank you for your kind words and support~


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  • Jeffrey Ringold 
    • $200 
    • 47 mos
  • Catherine Kriege 
    • $30 
    • 49 mos
  • Michael Lowe 
    • $20 
    • 49 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 49 mos
  • Tracy Phan 
    • $200 
    • 49 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Michele Powell Opheim 
Aptos, CA
Thanh Thanh Hoang 
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