This letter is long overdue. Thank you letters should be easy but this one isn't. Some donors' names will not be included because toward the end of Edna Martin's life her mail was stolen. Also her credit; employees would use her charge accounts to purchase expensive items for themselves. Even her bank account was not safe. One employee drove her to the bank to make out a counter check for $8,000.
Edna was the founder and owner of Lulu Belle Memorial Animal Haven and it was her money that paid 95 percent of the expenses to support it. The cost was thousands of dollars every month. The reader will wonder why something wasn't done to protect her since she was 98 years old, more or less, when she died. (She didn't want a conservator.)
I gave the case to the District Attorney's Office but one can guess just how much help they were — female attorneys excluded. There is an "elder abuse" division that could have been used to help Edna but their efforts were just short of non-existent.