Funeral Costs/College for the Girls

$3,305 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 22 months
Martha Lucia Montoya Franco was brutally murdered by her husband on the night of August 19, 2016 at the age of 56. She suffered multiple stab wounds and bludgeons to her head as her two teenage daughters barely escaped the scene and the same fate.

It is incomprehensible how this could have happened to Martha, who was always so loving and jovial and we are now trying to figure out how to move on without her and pick up the pieces.

Taken from the lives of her two teenage daughters, the girls were her heart and soul. She adored them and worked hard to provide for them. Martha enjoyed her job and her friends at The Breakers Hotel where she worked for the past 23 years.

Martha, mother, dear cousin, friend and co-worker, you were loved and will be missed by so many.  She left an impression on our lives with her giving and caring ways, but most of all with her sense of humor. Always the light and laughter in a room. We will never forget her.

The girls have undergone through great trauma when they should be carefree teenagers. In a matter of minutes, their whole lives changed and they now have big decisions and expenses to consider.

We, Martha's family, are setting up this fund to help the girls cover costs of the funeral and to provide some assistance with funding their college education coming up in a few years. We would be forever grateful for the donations that will help these girls. They have a long life to live with a heavy burden of missing a mom they were very close with, who protected them with her life.

Our family speaking out:
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We would love to hit the $5,500 mark soon. The funeral is now happening, but the extra help could cover the final costs for the girls. We appreciate all the contributions so far and hope to meet at least the goal of covering the services and burial.
Martha with her girls - her life.
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Thank you to everyone who donated! Because of you, we have been able to start making preparations for a funeral. If you can, please share this story to others you know. We could still use some help to keep the preparations going.

Many thanks from the girls.
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$3,305 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 22 months
Created August 23, 2016
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Andrew Foss
14 months ago

Love you guys

Evelyn Engstrom
21 months ago

I am so sorry and have no words other then wishing the 2 daughter well and to get all the loving care they need!

Thomas Valdes
21 months ago

God bless the children.

V carrion
21 months ago

wish i could help with more. God bless this girls

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