Memorial Fund for Maria Kraft

Daughter, Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Fiancée, and Friend…were just some of the titles Maria Teresa Kraft gathered gracefully along the way during her lifetime.

And, while there are countless adjectives we can think of to describe her, no amount of them could ever capture the kind of person she was to us all. For those that loved her, these words are felt so strongly that they’ve often never needed to be said aloud. Maria’s energy was so positive and infectious that, even in her passing, all we can remember is how caring, loving, funny, and beautiful she was. She always gave selflessly and loved freely with her whole heart.

With all that she did in life for her family, she still managed to be a true friend to us all. No matter her struggle or worries, she never failed to ask if you needed anything or how you were. She always put others before herself.

Maria is survived by her only son, Cameron Jacob, and his infant daughter, Nalani Violet, both of whom will always be the light of her life. As friends and family of Maria, our goal is to gather, contribute, and relieve the burden of funeral expenses and to provide a foundation of support to CJ and Nalani.

With your support, we can do our very best to help accommodate the Kraft family in these times of grief and additional financial hardships. Losing Maria leaves an empty feeling in all of us that we cannot replace but the one thing we can do, especially during the Holidays, is honor Maria and celebrate her life.

We would also like to send our love and prayers to the family of Maria’s late fiancé, Eric Coates.


Maria's memorial will be held this Saturday, Dec. 23rd, at El Camino Memorial and is open to all. The service will begin at 10 am and the burial will commence at noon. 

Condolences may be sent to the Kraft family via Maria's memorial page:  In lieu of flowers, the Kraft family has requested donations to this fundraiser.

El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley and El Camino Memorial Park
5600 Carroll Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92121

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt & be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. - Kahlil Gibran
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Organizer and beneficiary

Shea Bennett-Callen 
San Diego, CA
Joseph Kraft 
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