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Vera Casey Memorial Fund

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This fund is made in memory of Vera "Casey" Gonzalez AKA Vera Moeller who passed away as a result of complications from liver and lung cancer in Arlington, Virginia on Saturday, 6 May 2017, surrounded by her daughters and ex-husband. Donations made to this fund in honor of Casey will go towards the National Foundation for Cancer Research to support cancer research and public education relating to the prevention, early diagnosis, better treatments and ultimately, a cure for cancer.


Casey made many sacrifices that came with being a military dependent and spouse. Her father James Casey (RIP), Sergeant Major, US Army, was a WWII veteran. After living in Germany and Turkey when she was young, her family settled in New Jersey, where she attended Oceanport Grammar School and Shore Regional High school, Class of ’67. Casey loved horses and worked at Monmouth’s Park Racetrack. Amongst her many moves she wrote short stories for her family and later developed her writing talents while working in media, research, and newspapers including the Alexandria Gazette in Northern Virginia and military base newspapers such as the Tempelhof Air Base Tabulator during the Cold War. Casey was in Berlin when the Wall came down in November 1989. Previous to that she was directly involved in facilitating the visit by President Ronald Reagan on 12 June 1987 where he gave his famous speech "chairman, tear down this wall" in West Berlin. 


Casey cared deeply for her community through service to others and volunteering in many settings. She was one to often volunteer on military installations lending support to our service-people and their families. She also remained an active member of Alexandria Free Methodist Church and the MD1 chapter of Rolling Thunder. One of her last contributions was volunteering for the Alexandria INOVA hospital.


She is survived by her mom, Margit, sister Ingrid, and daughters Isabel and Olivia, niece Anna, and loving pup Max. 


Casey was an organ donor. Through her generosity and caring, Casey will help restore vision to two people.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,375

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Angela Brehm

    $50

  • Tom Cocchiaro

     

  • Elizabeth Gordon Lacey

    $100

  • Wilson Family

     

  • James Anderson

     

  • Mark Pickrell

    $50

  • The McGuirk Family

    $100

  • Lydia Downey

     

  • Carter Family

     

  • Maribel Taylor-Mattox

    $50

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The Team: $1,375 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Olivia Gonzalez

Amount Raised

$1,375

Donor Comments

Maribel Taylor-Mattox

Maribel Taylor-Mattox

DONATION: $50

Vera, we hope you are in heaven with all of our furry friends. Love always, Your AFH family! 4 months ago

Carter Family

Carter Family

5 months ago

Lydia Downey

Lydia Downey

5 months ago

The McGuirk Family

The McGuirk Family

DONATION: $100

Condolences to all of you Olivia, Isabel, and Angel. May Casey rest peacefully knowing that her family and her many community activities are remembered, honored, and appreciated. 5 months ago

Mark Pickrell

Mark Pickrell

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

James Anderson

James Anderson

5 months ago

Wilson Family

Wilson Family

5 months ago

Elizabeth Gordon Lacey

Elizabeth Gordon Lacey

DONATION: $100

The definition of love, friendship, humor, generosity & sacrifice. Casey, you were a gem. Your will forever live in my heart. 5 months ago

Tom Cocchiaro

Tom Cocchiaro

In honor of Casey, a dear friend and fellow journalist whose smile, warmth and friendship will be deeply missed. 5 months ago

Angela Brehm

Angela Brehm

DONATION: $50

In memory of my good friend Casey. 5 months ago