Virginia's Cremation

For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Tracey La Monica and I am the eldest daughter of Virginia (La Monica) Miller. I am devastated and so sorry to have to write these words. My mother Virginia was 66 years old when she unexpectedly passed away on Monday morning, October first. Her passing was a shock to all of us. She died intestate.

I have started this GoFund Me account because my mother passed without a trust, will, or any life insurance.  Her wishes were to be cremated upon her death.  As devastated as I am at her passing, I want nothing more than to honor her wish. I also strongly believe she deserves a memorial to honor her life and the beautiful woman and mother that she was. 

We were not prepared for this and we simply do not have the funds at our disposal to cover her cremation. The funeral home advised us of the exact cost of the cremation. My family has contributed what we can but we are still short $2,917.  Please help us give my mother this last gift.  

As soon as we reach our goal, I will ensure the funds are transferred directly to the funeral home. 

With respect to the memorial, I am hopeful to find a location where we can all come together to celebrate her life. I am hopeful that we will be able to do a potluck so that there is food and drinks available without a substantial cost attached. I will circulate the details for the memorial once we have them via this GoFundMe account.  


My mother was a proud woman. A strong woman. A woman who raised two daughters, and grandson, and worked her way up to a position as a legal secretary at one of the most prestigious laws firms in Los Angeles with no more than a high school education.

My mother loved the ocean. She absolutely loved dogs. She loved us - her daughters - and she adored her only grandson. May she forever rest in peace. 

Virginia La Monica 
July 24, 1952 - October 1, 2018
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Tracey LaMonica 
Lancaster, CA
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