Tag Archives: Funeral Services

What to Expect at Mormon Funeral Services

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints say goodbye to their dead

The Mormon Church, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was founded in the 1830s by Joseph Smith Jr. Smith claimed that he had translated a third testament to the Bible. He called this book … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Send Your Loved Ones Ashes Up To The Sky In a Biodegradable Balloon

Florida based company Eternal Ascent Society provides a unique memorial service

Our Tip of The Week: “I don’t care what you do with me — just have me cremated and send me up in a balloon,” said Clyde to his wife Joanie as they sat around the gift balloon shop they run, … Continue reading

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The Tanatorium Sheds Literal Sunlight on Grieving Families

An architect builds a space for families to remember loved ones in peace

When you think of a death-centered art project, you probably don’t picture a massive concrete building. Yet this is exactly what architect Juan Carlos Salas created when he designed a unique tanatorium (literally “mortuary”) located on the outskirts of Zaragoza, Spain. On the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View” by Doron Kornbluth

A case advocating burial over the increasingly popular practice of cremation

Modern society tends to prefer cremation: it is perceived as cheaper than a burial, more environmentally sound, and, well, just more hip. To the contemporary person, “the idea of scattering ashes seems a eco-friendly alternative” to burial. The idea of … Continue reading

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The Excellent Film August: Osage County Underscores

How funerals can create the most intense family stress ever

It would be easy to say August: Osage County was a great film and it was, but the truth is, it was also incredibly stressful to watch. It takes place over just a few weeks yet its densely-packed chock full of … Continue reading

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How Can Your Family Resell a Cemetery Plot? An Interview with Allan Hutty

Cemetery property broker Allan Hutty tells us about the cemetery industry and how we can plan ahead

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Allan Hutty, a Broker Associate (licensed “Cemetery Salesperson”) and Regional Manager at Cemetery Property Resales, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. His cemetery experience includes serving as Family Service Manager for Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park … Continue reading

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