Obituaries

Wilma Wendelgass
B: 1946-05-26
D: 2020-09-20
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Wendelgass, Wilma
Laurie Abell
B: 1966-01-18
D: 2020-09-14
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Abell, Laurie
Lisa Young
B: 1965-03-30
D: 2020-09-12
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Young, Lisa
James Dunn
B: 1959-06-26
D: 2020-09-12
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Dunn, James
Jackie Rivers
B: 1938-01-23
D: 2020-09-09
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Rivers, Jackie
Olene Tyler
B: 1937-07-31
D: 2020-09-07
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Tyler, Olene
Linda Tiller
B: 1955-01-13
D: 2020-09-04
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Tiller, Linda
Lorenzo Igayac
B: 1944-12-30
D: 2020-08-25
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Igayac, Lorenzo
Louis Moreno
B: 1949-06-21
D: 2020-08-16
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Moreno, Louis
Rufus Barker
B: 1946-10-28
D: 2020-08-10
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Barker, Rufus
Adelia Kirk
B: 1950-06-14
D: 2020-08-08
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Kirk, Adelia
Maria Rodriguez
B: 1964-10-03
D: 2020-08-04
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Rodriguez, Maria
Janie Bonnell
B: 1951-08-21
D: 2020-07-29
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Bonnell, Janie
Stella Anderson
B: 1949-06-24
D: 2020-07-16
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Anderson, Stella
Bobby Parsons
B: 1948-08-03
D: 2020-07-01
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Parsons, Bobby
Neta Mullins
B: 1940-06-24
D: 2020-06-13
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Mullins, Neta
Teresa Sanders
B: 1959-06-29
D: 2020-06-11
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Sanders, Teresa
Cecil Ming
B: 1945-02-23
D: 2020-06-02
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Ming, Cecil
Norma Dyer
B: 1941-11-21
D: 2020-06-01
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Dyer, Norma
Jeffrey Galavez
B: 1958-02-06
D: 2020-05-24
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Galavez, Jeffrey
Freida Cox
B: 1939-06-19
D: 2020-05-23
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Cox, Freida

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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.

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 to come up with memorial service ideas:

  • 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? 

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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 325-672-3228 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.