Funeral Expenses for Carolyn Beach

Campaign Created by: Catherine Fetterman
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Goal : $3,000

Raised : $1,305

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Carolyn Beach, an elderly resident in one of my local nursing homes, passed unexpectedly from COVID recently. I met Carolyn nearly 8 years ago when she started to attend my art classes. She would also help me set up the room and was always encouraging others to try painting. Over those years, Carolyn created many beautiful paintings herself, and became a very dear friend of mine in the process. 

It pained me greatly to hear that this devout Christian woman who had taught me so much about life, and had suffered so much, has been unable to receive a proper burial because of a lack of funds, so I decided that I'd do what I can to help support her nephew and elder sister to find a way for her to be laid to rest. She was never married and had no children, though she did help raise and care for those of others. 

I recognize that these are hard times for so many of us. On behalf of myself and Carolyn's family, I extend a warm heartfelt thank you for your caring support. 

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update 1/13/21: Thanks so the generosity of some other individuals, the amount I have to raise for funeral costs has gone from $5000 to about $3000! Any additional monies raised will go towards purchasing a gravestone, and then, if any additional donations remain they will go towards a memorial scholarship in Carolyn's name to the Art Together Benevolent Fund to bring the gift of painting to other seniors at her former nursing home. 

update1/8/21:  Carolyn will be buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Hamilton, VA.  Funeral arrangements are being provided by Loudoun Funeral Chapel & Crematory of Leesburg.  If you would like to donate cash or check directly to the funeral home, please let me know so that I can keep track of the balance I need to pay for. Thank you! --Catherine

 

UPDATES

Burial Jan. 15 2020
January 16, 2021
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Carolyn was buried yesterday in a small, country cemetery where her other family members are also buried. A private graveside service will follow at a later date.

Amount Needed
January 13, 2021
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Thanks to the generosity of the funeral home and a few donations paid directly to them, I now only need to raise about $3000 so I have adjusted the amount to reflect that change. If we go over what's needed, we can help to pay for a memorial gravestone, and if any further monies remain they will be used as a memorial donation in Carolyn's name to the Art Together Benevolent Fund. Carolyn was able to paint for seven years because of the generosity of others to this fund so it is a fitting tribute to her legacy.

Thank you for your patience
January 13, 2021
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The "Give" button was missing for a few days but is now fixed. A huge thank you to those who are returning, and to those who let me know it went missing!  

Update- Cemetery and Funeral Home
January 8, 2021
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It was decided yesterday that Carolyn will be buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Hamilton, VA, with funeral arrangements provided by Loudoun Funeral Chapel of Leesburg.  

On behalf of myself and Carolyn's family, a huge heartfelt thank you to all our donors for their thoughtfulness and generosity for a neighbor in need! It would make Carolyn cry to know she was being showered with so much love. 
 

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