Tell the Story of a Lifetime®
No two lives are the same. Special places, things
and the people we love make each of our lives rich and unique. Our
custom funeral-planning program is designed to help make a final tribute
a meaningful and lasting expression of a special life.
It’s the story of a unique life…tell it your own way.
Make Your Wishes Known
Traditionally, funerals have been held in a place
of worship or funeral chapel. Today many families are choosing to hold
their services in places that have special meaning to them and their
loved ones. Maybe it’s a favorite fishing hole, the place where you
first met, a special restaurant or the church where your grandparents
married. Bringing loved ones together to remember someone in a place
that was especially meaningful provides more than a setting for a
service—it provides loved ones with an emotional backdrop to celebrate
the things that made that life unique. To learn more, speak with one of
our staff members today.
A funeral provides more than just an opportunity
for loved ones to honor a life; it also provides them with the chance to
be actively involved in celebrating that life. No matter how or where
you choose to remember or be remembered, think about those people who
have made a difference in your life or the life of your loved one—people
who have inspired, encouraged and loved.
Remembering through music.
is an ever-changing soundtrack to the story of our lives. It holds a
special place in most people’s lives and can bring about many personal
emotions, images and memories. That’s why music has always played a
significant role in memorial services—often as a reminder of a time in
life, of people, places and special moments. Think about what music has
meant to you or your loved one and, whether it’s favorite songs played
as a recording or perhaps performed by a vocalist, choir or orchestra,
we’ll make sure that guests experience the music of that special life.
Let us help you begin planning a unique, melodic tribute.
Remembering through tastes and smells.
of life’s celebrations, both the ordinary and the extraordinary, center
around food. There is a special bond and sense of comfort that come
from sharing a meal. Many times, it’s the food of our childhood, like
the smell of the warm chocolate cake that mom baked for birthdays. As we
grow older, special occasions are marked with the food we share and
with flavors and aromas that evoke happy memories. Just as with other
milestone occasions, food plays an important part in a memorial
celebration. That’s why many of our funeral homes provide reception
facilities on-site and off-site where families and friends can gather
and remember through the sharing of a special meal. To learn more about
our reception facilities, catering options or special celebrations,
please call us today.
Making the memories last.
of us has a special story. Maybe it’s a story of porch-swing evenings
or fishing-trip antics or favorite places and grandmotherly hugs. It is a
story filled with unique places, experiences and, most of all,
people—people who have shared our laughter and our tears, our trials and
our triumphs. Incorporating personal photos and videos, our Enduring
Memories® program captures and shares these memories with loved ones.
Enduring Memories tributes are lasting, priceless treasures that will be
appreciated now and for generations to come.
For our future generations.
your preference is aboveground entombment, in-ground burial or
cremation memorialization, there is no better way to express the high
value you place on family heritage, tradition and closeness than to make
a cemetery-property selection as a family. Options such as family
estates and private family areas allow you to designate a place for
future generations to gather and remember. Once you have selected your
property, we can help you explore the tremendous range of memorial
options that will complement your choice and complete your legacy to
your family and its history. To begin building your own family heritage,
call to speak with a counselor today.
Just as a
picture is worth a thousand words, a simple object can trigger a
thousand memories. That’s why many people ask us to help them create a
special keepsake for friends and family to take with them as a lasting
memento. Like the service, the keepsake you select can be a reflection
of the life lived. Sometimes elegant or artistic…sometimes whimsical,
keepsakes are always treasured because they are a special reminder of a
life well-lived. There are many one-of-a-kind keepsake options
Leave a Legacy
an endowment or charitable cause is also a wonderful choice for those
who want to be remembered through good works done in their name. Let us
help you explore the many ways to create a timeless tribute.