Obituaries

Earle McLain
B: 1918-07-11
D: 2017-07-17
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McLain, Earle
Robert Laman
B: 1943-05-19
D: 2017-07-09
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Laman, Robert
David Dunn
B: 1934-03-12
D: 2017-06-30
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Dunn, David
Allen Jensen
B: 1944-08-18
D: 2017-06-24
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Jensen, Allen
Parnell Jarrell
B: 1951-06-11
D: 2017-06-03
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Jarrell, Parnell
Leslie Dorrough
B: 1938-06-03
D: 2017-06-02
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Dorrough, Leslie
Charles Guy
B: 1947-08-24
D: 2017-06-01
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Guy, Charles
SSG (Ret.) Russell Harlan
B: 1959-06-05
D: 2017-06-01
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Harlan, SSG (Ret.) Russell
Rodger Baughman
B: 1940-02-23
D: 2017-05-28
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Baughman, Rodger
Mark Cooper
B: 1959-12-09
D: 2017-05-26
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Cooper, Mark
Daisy Johnson
B: 1918-12-01
D: 2017-05-21
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Johnson, Daisy
Aaliyah Salgado
B: 2006-09-12
D: 2017-05-18
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Salgado, Aaliyah
Donald Herman
B: 1927-11-03
D: 2017-05-17
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Herman, Donald
Patricia Gable
B: 1947-06-16
D: 2017-05-12
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Gable, Patricia
Brandon Powell
B: 1998-06-16
D: 2017-04-29
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Powell, Brandon
Janae Ortiz-Pedrisco
B: 1993-05-07
D: 2017-04-27
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Ortiz-Pedrisco, Janae
Richard Aranda
B: 1961-01-31
D: 2017-04-25
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Aranda, Richard
Mary Mercer
B: 1937-02-07
D: 2017-04-24
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Mercer, Mary
Chia Vang
B: 1915-12-09
D: 2017-04-23
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Vang, Chia
Jacqueline Cobern
B: 1928-05-21
D: 2017-04-20
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Cobern, Jacqueline
Frances VanBrabant
B: 1936-12-11
D: 2017-04-19
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VanBrabant, Frances

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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at (503) 640-2277 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014

 

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