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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