Rosa Loya
B: 1957-10-27
D: 2018-03-14
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Loya, Rosa
Imogene Arnold
B: 1925-01-03
D: 2018-03-13
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Arnold, Imogene
Andy Lucero
B: 1969-05-14
D: 2018-03-11
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Lucero, Andy
Terry Miller
B: 1946-03-02
D: 2018-03-09
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Miller, Terry
Eleuterio Chavez
B: 1964-12-28
D: 2018-03-02
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Chavez, Eleuterio
Sharon King
B: 1953-12-23
D: 2018-03-01
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King, Sharon
Mary Vidlar
B: 1931-01-09
D: 2018-02-28
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Vidlar, Mary
Barry Franks
B: 1961-04-05
D: 2018-02-27
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Franks, Barry
Katherine Caywood
B: 1948-04-06
D: 2018-02-26
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Caywood, Katherine
Sarah Miles
B: 1918-09-02
D: 2018-02-20
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Miles, Sarah
Sue Gray
B: 1948-04-06
D: 2018-02-19
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Gray, Sue
Joyce Clark
B: 1935-03-04
D: 2018-02-19
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Clark, Joyce
Juliana Burciaga
B: 1936-03-04
D: 2018-02-18
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Burciaga, Juliana
Nicolasa Burciaga
B: 1928-12-06
D: 2018-02-17
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Burciaga, Nicolasa
Alice Gossett
B: 1930-01-22
D: 2018-02-17
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Gossett, Alice
Donna Foster
B: 1939-09-10
D: 2018-02-16
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Foster, Donna
Monte Best
B: 1957-06-16
D: 2018-02-15
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Best, Monte
Shannon Burrows
B: 1963-03-13
D: 2018-02-15
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Burrows, Shannon
Charles "Larry" Smith
B: 1947-01-23
D: 2018-02-12
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Smith, Charles "Larry"
Glenna McNutt
B: 1944-02-06
D: 2018-02-11
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McNutt, Glenna
Arturo Pacheco
B: 1967-09-16
D: 2018-02-07
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Pacheco, Arturo


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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:

  • 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 (575) 356-4455 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.