Fran & Even -Bernal Heights tragedy

$7,355 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 92 people in 17 months
Disaster struck the home of our elderly  neighbors on Thursday morning 12/7--we don't know what caused it yet--but carbon monoxide took the life of our beloved friend Even Lammers.  Even was the nicest, gentle giant.  He emigrated to the United States more than 50 years ago from Norway, served as a Merchant Marine and a SF police officer for many years.  He lived a simple life in Bernal Heights with his partner of 40 years Fran Maffeo.  We are raising money to pay for a simple service for Even and to ensure that Fran has a safe home to live in for her last years.  Thank you for giving in this difficult time of the year.  And, please---make sure you have working CO alarms in your home.
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Message from Fran:

I want to thank you all so much for your contributions and help during my time of grief. I miss Even every day. We were together for over 41 years. After being released from the hospital, I've settled back in our apartment in Bernal Heights. I'm adjusting to life without him and am so thankful for the close community of neighbors and friends that are checking in on me often. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Much love, Fran
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Hi Fran Supporters,
Thank you all so much for supporting Even's family through this difficult loss. There will be a service remembering Even tomorrow, Friday 2/16 at 1pm at the Norwegian Seaman's Church-2454 Hyde Street. There will be a small reception immediately following. Please come pay respects to Even's family.
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Thanks to so many of you who have donated! We are uplifted by your generosity.

I am Fran & Even's next door neighbor/Friend. In the ten years we lived right behind them, we developed a tight familial relationship. They adopted our dog, Yuba right out from under our noses. Our kids love them & call them Grandma Fran & Grandpa Even. We have formed a small group of Fran-fans who are working together to support her in this difficult time. I'm thankful for each & every one of them!

The money we're raising will be used primarily to sustain Fran over the coming months. She was fully dependent on Even for all living expenses and is struggling to find her footing in this scary new phase of her life. She is 81 years old, with a meager social security allowance to live on. We are pitching in and helping support her through this difficult time, but are concerned about her financial resources over the coming months/years.

A career bartender in her day, Fran lives a cash-based life. When this campaign is complete, I will withdraw the funds and transfer them to Fran via check/cash.
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