Obituaries

Gail Oldham
B: 1949-05-18
D: 2017-11-18
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Oldham, Gail
Fredrick Waterman
B: 1941-12-08
D: 2017-11-17
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Waterman, Fredrick
Boyd Keefer
B: 1948-11-20
D: 2017-11-17
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Keefer, Boyd
Virginia Jones
B: 1928-06-08
D: 2017-11-14
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Jones, Virginia
Ardath Evans
B: 1932-05-14
D: 2017-11-10
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Evans, Ardath
Kainoa Reyes
B: 2016-11-29
D: 2017-11-05
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Reyes, Kainoa
Charles Grissett
B: 1929-08-01
D: 2017-11-04
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Grissett, Charles
Mary Stafford
B: 1939-11-30
D: 2017-10-26
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Stafford, Mary
Ronald Knapp
B: 1943-09-15
D: 2017-10-25
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Knapp, Ronald
Luis Serrano
B: 1944-05-10
D: 2017-10-22
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Serrano, Luis
Deborah Herman
B: 1953-07-25
D: 2017-10-13
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Herman, Deborah
Max Johnson
B: 1943-11-29
D: 2017-10-11
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Johnson, Max
David Smith
B: 1957-06-28
D: 2017-10-07
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Smith, David
Warren Pease
B: 1941-12-20
D: 2017-10-05
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Pease, Warren
Ellen Mann
B: 1920-03-07
D: 2017-10-01
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Mann, Ellen
Mary Frank
B: 1928-06-03
D: 2017-09-30
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Frank, Mary
Elizabeth Downer
B: 1953-09-01
D: 2017-09-28
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Downer, Elizabeth
Billy Sells
B: 1930-02-14
D: 2017-09-27
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Sells, Billy
Rev. William Tidwell
B: 1927-06-18
D: 2017-09-22
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Tidwell, Rev. William
SGT Sean McIntosh
B: 1986-02-23
D: 2017-09-15
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McIntosh, SGT Sean
Enid McCardell
B: 1924-06-23
D: 2017-09-14
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McCardell, Enid

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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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