Trying to get my friend Cremated

$1,450 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 1 month
Lea Kilcollins
on behalf of Bob Buras
 LAKEWOOD, WA
I'm Lea Kilcollins, I am an 18 year old full time student in in my senior year of High School. Early Saturday morning, my friend Mary Buras died in a house fire.  Link to read article The news reporters said that there was only one body, but later found out there was another. I didn't know the other person, not even if it was female, male. But mary; She was a really caring, heartfelt person and always so upbeat and excited. She didnt let her mood affect everyone else's and if she was in a bad mood, shed make sure to act like she wasn't to keep the happy moods around. I feel like she deserves to have someone put her to rest, since the situation happened how it did, she can't have a funeral or at least an open casket one. So I was hoping that since I and her family don't have the money to pay for the cremation, that I could have some friends that care enough to donate a few dollars or so to get this service taken care of. Im trying to get the money together as soon as i can, but havent got the information yet about when i would need it by. I grew up with Mary and have known her for years, she was always there when i needed her and was always willing to give me the last thing she had if i needed it. I didn't know what to think when I heard the news and I can't stop stressing myself enough about how I will get this cremation done for my friend so she can stay with her family, and we dont just forget about her, so if it won't leave you struggling, and if you have a kind heart please donate a few dollars to get my friend to rest. Or if you can't, just at least share the post to get the word out. Im trying to get as much help as I can, Im only 18, currently going to school full time, so at the moment, i dont have a job that can help me pay for something like this. All the help would be greatly appreciated and i know her family would be extremely thankful to have people care enough to support the rest of their family member.
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Update 4
Posted by Lea Kilcollins
1 month ago
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I got my phone stolen and just regained access to this campaign, my deepest apologies to all.
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Update 3
Posted by Lea Kilcollins
1 month ago
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!!!!PEOPLE THAT HAVE DONATED/ARE PLANNING ON IT!!!!Guys please understand you are not donating to pay for her ashes. You are paying for the cremation process itself and a specialized urn for them to be held: one being given to her Father and and one to her Brother. I do not need rude remarks about this, I know there are places that help pay for cremation and have looked into it, but this is specifically for an urn for Mary, one thats painted, decorated or made specially for her that we all came together to make. Please be aware of what you are getting mad at me for, I'm really only trying to do a kind gesture to help out a close friend going through a rough time in losing his family.
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Update 2
Posted by Lea Kilcollins
1 month ago
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For everyone thats asking there will be a candle light for her, but I do not have details and you will have to talk to her brother. As for anything else, I do not know much and I'm not sure when we will have what we need to be able to perform such a service. Thank you all for donating once again and im sending positive vibes your way!
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Update 1
Posted by Lea Kilcollins
1 month ago
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Thank you all so much for donating! I'm working as hard as I can to get new information for all of you and will post as soon as its all figured out. Much love sent your way!
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Delora Nadine Denny
1 month ago
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Please contact me on Facebook. I may be able to pay for a lot. I love Mary deeply and really would like to be involved in her service/memorial.

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Tiffany Glass Hesketh
1 month ago
2
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If you contact the state they pay most of the cost of a cremation

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Sherry Stair Buras
1 month ago
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As her mother, I will be taking care of the costs. Her father and I have not had a chance to sit down and discuss how everything will be done regarding our daughters funeral (ie; weather she will be cremated or placed in a coffin). Either Bob or myself will announce on Mary's FB page what our plans are once the criminal investigation has come to a close and they release her remains to us. Thank you ever so much, from the bottom of my heart, for creating this page and allowing Mary's friends to be a part of this.

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Alecia Bates
1 month ago

I read about this story via news and i just want to say I am so sorry for your loss. I will be sharing this and I will pray for Mary's family and friends. I didn't know her but Mary and the other victim theresa have been in my prayers and thoughts constantly. Rip Mary you are loved by many

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Tamara Banks
1 month ago

Call 360 852 8019 and see if they may be able to put some donations together. It's the National Women's coalition against violence.

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Emily Ledgard
1 month ago

This is an awesome and powerful gesture and an incredibly worthy cause, you are a true friend, you're family and friends should be proud. I will be donating, shared.

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Charli Rising
1 month ago

I'm on the verge of tears. I'm a local who read about this event yesterday via local news, then a classmate at my college in a different town said she was personally affected and directed the whole class to this gofundme. I will definitely share, I hope she finds peace. Blessed be.

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Elizabeth Woods
1 month ago

Mikey and I are finally doing the vigil on Saturday, I know it is short notice, but it was the time it would work for most people, everyone is more than welcome to come!

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Sandra Hill
1 month ago

Is there going to be a memorial service for her. . . . I have known her for a long time and want to pay respects

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Linda Michelle Drake
1 month ago

Possibly speak to a local funeral director or a local pastor that may be able to put you in touch with a foundation that can help . Also she may be entitled social security death benefits from the state it's usually not much but anything helps .

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Chrissy Cantrell
1 month ago

Mary was loved by many deeply RIP Mary you will be missed greatly!!! Is the family doing a memorial service for friends???

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$1,450 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 1 month
Created January 7, 2017
Lea Kilcollins  
on behalf of Bob Buras
CB
$25
Cynthia Boast
1 month ago

So sorry. Blessings for all the family and friends who are mourning this great loss.

$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
JC
$25
Jennifer Compaleo
1 month ago
$10
Paula Grissett
1 month ago
$15
Anonymous
1 month ago
CE
$10
Char Edson
1 month ago
LT
$20
Lauri Turkovsky
1 month ago
1
1

I'm a friend of Ms. Robles' was one of Mary's teachers at Clover Park HS. Ms. Robles likes Mary alot. Other than litteraly doing nothing, funding a cremation and memorial service is the least her community can do.

CA
$25
C. A.
1 month ago
1
1

Mary is remembered for being a tiny spirited student of mine at Woodbrook who had a big heart! She watched over others; she cared about people; she was kind to me; her life mattered!

$25
Mike Catania
1 month ago
MC
$10
Madison Chester
1 month ago
1
1
Delora Nadine Denny
1 month ago
2
2

Please contact me on Facebook. I may be able to pay for a lot. I love Mary deeply and really would like to be involved in her service/memorial.

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Tiffany Glass Hesketh
1 month ago
2
2

If you contact the state they pay most of the cost of a cremation

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Sherry Stair Buras
1 month ago
1
1

As her mother, I will be taking care of the costs. Her father and I have not had a chance to sit down and discuss how everything will be done regarding our daughters funeral (ie; weather she will be cremated or placed in a coffin). Either Bob or myself will announce on Mary's FB page what our plans are once the criminal investigation has come to a close and they release her remains to us. Thank you ever so much, from the bottom of my heart, for creating this page and allowing Mary's friends to be a part of this.

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Alecia Bates
1 month ago

I read about this story via news and i just want to say I am so sorry for your loss. I will be sharing this and I will pray for Mary's family and friends. I didn't know her but Mary and the other victim theresa have been in my prayers and thoughts constantly. Rip Mary you are loved by many

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Tamara Banks
1 month ago

Call 360 852 8019 and see if they may be able to put some donations together. It's the National Women's coalition against violence.

+ Read More
Emily Ledgard
1 month ago

This is an awesome and powerful gesture and an incredibly worthy cause, you are a true friend, you're family and friends should be proud. I will be donating, shared.

+ Read More
Charli Rising
1 month ago

I'm on the verge of tears. I'm a local who read about this event yesterday via local news, then a classmate at my college in a different town said she was personally affected and directed the whole class to this gofundme. I will definitely share, I hope she finds peace. Blessed be.

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Elizabeth Woods
1 month ago

Mikey and I are finally doing the vigil on Saturday, I know it is short notice, but it was the time it would work for most people, everyone is more than welcome to come!

+ Read More
Sandra Hill
1 month ago

Is there going to be a memorial service for her. . . . I have known her for a long time and want to pay respects

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Linda Michelle Drake
1 month ago

Possibly speak to a local funeral director or a local pastor that may be able to put you in touch with a foundation that can help . Also she may be entitled social security death benefits from the state it's usually not much but anything helps .

+ Read More
Chrissy Cantrell
1 month ago

Mary was loved by many deeply RIP Mary you will be missed greatly!!! Is the family doing a memorial service for friends???

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