Obituaries

Patricia Sheranian
B: 1932-11-29
D: 2017-06-24
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Sheranian, Patricia
Sandra Adams
B: 1948-06-02
D: 2017-06-21
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Adams, Sandra
William Echols
B: 1948-02-06
D: 2017-06-19
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Echols, William
Elba Garrido de Chaparro
B: 1929-10-28
D: 2017-06-17
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Garrido de Chaparro, Elba
Gary Brimley
B: 1940-08-26
D: 2017-06-12
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Brimley, Gary
Lua Nguyen
B: 1944-01-01
D: 2017-06-12
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Nguyen, Lua
C. Garn Schumann
B: 1944-04-10
D: 2017-06-03
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Schumann, C. Garn
Helen Berry
B: 1938-03-28
D: 2017-05-31
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Berry, Helen
David Parker
B: 1947-03-22
D: 2017-05-29
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Parker, David
Frank Turpin
B: 1927-12-09
D: 2017-05-09
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Turpin, Frank
Edmund Merrill Lunnen
B: 1977-06-10
D: 2017-05-08
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Merrill Lunnen, Edmund
Sharon Bodily
B: 1943-01-23
D: 2017-05-02
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Bodily, Sharon
Joyce Lewis
B: 1931-08-26
D: 2017-05-01
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Lewis, Joyce
Taggart Phair
B: 2017-02-14
D: 2017-04-27
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Phair, Taggart
Sherry Cole
B: 1959-06-23
D: 2017-04-19
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Cole, Sherry
William Durrant
D: 2017-04-14
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Durrant, William
Robert Warnick
B: 1928-11-26
D: 2017-04-14
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Warnick, Robert
Betty Christiansen
B: 1932-12-19
D: 2017-03-29
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Christiansen, Betty
Janet Knell
B: 1936-06-15
D: 2017-03-27
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Knell, Janet
Walter Rieske
B: 1926-12-13
D: 2017-03-25
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Rieske, Walter
Kinsey Collier
B: 1988-09-08
D: 2017-03-25
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Collier, Kinsey

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What is a Memorial Service?

Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death and can serve as a valuable part of the grieving process.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

Memorial Service Ideas

Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

We're Here to Advise, Assist, and Guide You

Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at (801) 405-7444 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.

If you are looking for inspiration for the memorial service of a loved one, please visit our Memorial Service Ideas page.