41
41
3

Grave Marker for Singer Helen Forrest

$1,625 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 40 people in 1 month
Helen Forrest was one of the most popular female singers in the United States in the 1940's. She was known as "the voice of the name bands" and was the girl singer for the bands of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James. She is regarded by some as the best female vocalist of the swing era.

July 11, 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of her passing. She is interred at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, in Los Angeles. Her only surviving son, Michael, passed away on May 1,  2014.  At her plot right now is this pitiful twenty-year-old temporary marker.

38450928_1555111671824233_r.jpeg

This needs to change this year.

I have consulted the Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery and am working to get Ms. Forrest the marker she deserves.  I could use the support of her fans to solidify her memory in a granite stone.  I was quoted at approximately $1,500.00 for the cost of the stone with her name, years of life, and perhaps a tasteful epitaph.  Please feel free to share a potential inscription and consider making a monetary donation in honor of her memory!  I hope to have this project completed by July 11, 2019.

FindaGrave

About Me: My name is Donald Romano.  I am host of the radio program Don's American Songbook, where I feature, among other singers of the 1940's, Helen Forrest's music.  My mission  is to keep this music and these legacies alive.
+ Read More
Thank you all for your tremendous generosity and support. As a result of your donations, Helen will now have a marker at her burial site. I have submitted the payment and the paperwork. Again, thank you all for your donations and shares. Our dear Helen Forrest will now get the memorial she deserves. I will post updates as I get them.

-Don
+ Read More

$1,625 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 40 people in 1 month
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
FF
$20
Francis Fota
18 days ago
NT
$25
Nancy Thomson
26 days ago
AR
$35
Alan Rode
1 month ago
AB
$10
Art Bailey
1 month ago
VM
$25
Victoria Mature
1 month ago
$10
Anonymous
1 month ago
CY
$75
Cristiane Young
1 month ago
SB
$250
Stanford Brown
1 month ago
JH
$20
Jacob Haller
1 month ago
PB
$50
Peter Bryant
1 month ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.