Lua's Memorial Fund

$10,495 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 116 people in 6 months
Created January 6, 2019
Tragically we lost a great soul on Friday.  May her spirit soar and may her family and loved ones find peace.  

Please help us raise the funds to cover all her funeral and memorial costs.  All leftover  funds will be given directly to her two children, Lucas and Chloe. 

Memorial service information will be posted soon.  Join the Facebook Page for more information:


For those of you who don't know us, this fundraiser is being run by Allen Thoe and Jeremy Conrad.  Both of us are paraglider pilots who were close friends with Lua and tragically flying with her the day she passed. 

The support for Lua has been tremendous.   In the interest of transparency I want to make sure everyone who is a part of this fundraiser knows exactly how this money is going to make it's way to her family.  Here is the breakdown of where the funds will be going :

GoFundMe Balance (after fees): $10,107.54

Cremation and Memorial Service: $1295
Consulate Fee: $500
Silver Pendants for Children: $139.90
Memorial Bench: $503.79
Fund to help enable Mantra to travel from Brazil: $250
Wire to Chloe and Lucas college fund: $7,418.85

Since these funds are tied to this fundraiser, many volunteers including Nathan Pepper (Chloe and Lucas's father), Jeremy Conrad, Lua's family and myself have been paying for these things out of pocket or on credit card.  I will withdraw these funds and wire the amounts to the respective parties that are owed.  I will then wire the remaining balance to Liz Pepper (Chloe and Lucas's grandmother) who has already started the college fund for the children. 
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Thank you for all that helped donate to this cause. We have exceeded our goal and given Lua and amazing service as well as some long lasting tributes for her friends and family.

The bulk of the balance has been transferred into a savings account for Chloe and Lucas. This account has been established and maintained by Liz Pepper (Nathan's mother).

We actually ended up giving Mantra an extra $500 to allow her to change her flight and stay for the Feb. 2nd memorial at Andy Jackson Flight Park.

Additionally, the cost of the funeral and viewing was a bit more expensive that originally posted, but Nathan agreed to pay half and it was what Mantra really wanted, so we honored that request.

Thanks again for your support and hope to see you at 1:00 PM on Feb. 2nd at Andy Jackson Flight Park for Lua's ceremony.

See the Marshall / Crestline Facebook page for more info:

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Please see for viewing and funeral Dates and locations
Sunday 27th open casket viewing from 4pm to 8pm.

Monday 28th there will be a service with a priest at 10:00AM and it will last one hour.

Glendale Funeral Home
511 S Central Ave
Glendale, CA 91204
United States
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Thank you all for your support. We are currently looking for an estate lawyer who can help us set up a trust for the kids that will allow them to get payments from the trust on each of their birthdays and for Christmas for the next several years.

If you specialize in this or know a good lawyer who can help us set that up please have them email me.

Thank you all again so much for everything
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Raised by 116 people in 6 months
Created January 6, 2019
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