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Gonzo's Memorial Fund

Organized by: Natasha Gonzales-Costa

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Natasha Gonzales-Costa via Crowdrise
August 16, 2015

Once again, thank you all so much. I made a post about the kind of person my dad was here: http://bit.ly/1UMNMGn See More

THE STORY:

On August 14, 2015, my dad, Ron "Gonzo" Gonzales died from complications surrounding a massive heart attack. While he does have some minor death benefits, we're unsure of whether they're going to cover the cost of cremation and death certificates, let alone allow us to have a celebration of life. And this has come at the worst possible time -- my mother is currently unemployed and relied on my father's monthly SSI Disability benefits, which she will no longer receive as she is not over 60 years old. Her unemployment is in contention by her former boss, so she has literally no income at the moment, and has rent, a car payment, and general living expenses. All funds will go to me which, in turn, will go to my mother. Some of it will be used for final arrangements, some of it will be used to disperse his belongings (title transfers, etc.) and some of it will be used to keep my mother from being homeless, as she has to continue her search for a job while grieving her husband of 31 years. Thank you for reading this, even if you can't donate. Please spread the word -- this didn't exactly shock us but we didn't have any time to prepare, financially, and we're kind of desperate. 

Edit: The cremation has been paid for, the celebration of life is over with. Now we're trying to keep my mom from being homeless. And me, to an extent, but mostly my mom. Both of us are looking for work, but until then, we're gonna keep this fundraiser going. 

$3,161

 

105% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Cally

    $25

  • Arwen "Woodster" Woods

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Fear

    $100

  • Jess H

    $20

  • Lis

    $50

  • Lore

    $200

  • Kristin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Pat aka Groovngraygal

    $50

  • Michelle

    $50

  • Eimy

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • R.C.

    $30

  • Chris

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • New Zealand (Sarah)

     

  • Sniper

    $200

  • La

    $15

  • Pat aka Groove

    $100

  • Denise (KisaraStrife)

    $310

  • Bianka

    $50

  • ...

    $20

  • Sandra

    $20

  • Mengde

    $46.06

  • Friend of Jamie Carey

    $100

  • Cally

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Kat

    $45

  • Kelly & Joe Johnson

     

  • sue avila - Karen's mom

    $400

  • Angelique

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pat aka Groovngraygal

    $50

  • Chuck Fierce

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Young Family

    $300

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Natasha Gonzales-Costa

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Donor Comments

The Young Family

The Young Family

DONATION: $300

We wish we could help more, and maybe one day we can. We love you! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Chuck Fierce

Chuck Fierce

DONATION: $20

Wish I could donate more...hope this helps 2 years ago

Pat aka Groovngraygal

Pat aka Groovngraygal

DONATION: $50

To honor Ron, there is nothing that would make him happier than to know someone is helping his 'Gonzales Gals'. We are throw back Thursday friends and family. lol. Hope this helps. I realize how blessed I am when I can help others. Thank you, Great and Holy Spirit. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Angelique

Angelique

DONATION: $10

You guys are a wonderful, strong, loving family and you deserve only light in this time of grief. <3 2 years ago

sue avila - Karen's mom

sue avila - Karen's mom

DONATION: $400

For my daughter to try to survive. 2 years ago

Kelly & Joe Johnson

Kelly & Joe Johnson

Our sincere condolences to you, Karen, and all of your family and those that knew Gonzo <3 From Sunny & Tawny's family 2 years ago

Kat

Kat

DONATION: $45

3 years ago

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