Unexpected Tragedy

On December 20, 2017 my uncle, Ricky Monsalve was admitted to the hospital with simple pneumonia. As he progressively got worse, he was transferred to the ICU and became increasingly more ill. With his family by his side every step of the way, he ultimately did not survive, shockingly passing away on December 28, 2017, at only 58 years old. This has been a horrible and unexpected tragedy for the whole family. He leaves behind his wife Charlene Monsalve, daughter Nicole Lewis, son Jason Monsalve, and son Tyler Ellingford. Additionally, he is survived by his parents Hector and Theresa Monsalve, and two sisters Diana Monsalve, and Sandy Monsalve as well as countless more family members, friends, and business partners. Ricky was full of life, had many friends, was an entrepreneur, and a business man. This tragedy will leave Ricky’s wife Charlie with unforeseen financial burdens including medical expenses and basic cost of living. Anything helps at this point, the family is kindly requesting monetary donations in lieu of flowers.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Sarah Weiss 
Avondale, AZ
Charlene Monsalve 
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