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Funerals are most meaningful when they are personalized. When you are planning a funeral, think about the special qualities of the person who died and what he or she meant to others. How can you capture this unique life? With creative ideas and help from us, the funeral of your loved one will be a celebration filled with lasting memories.

Capturing the Personality of Your Loved One

  • Display personal items or bits and pieces of their favorite hobby. We offer tables and memory boards to help you.
  • Select flowers that hold special meaning or memories.
  • Create a theme that is significant to the interests of your loved one such as:
    • For a veteran, displaying the uniform, a photo of him or her in the service, the American flag, medals or other memorabilia
    • For someone interested in crafts, it could include artwork, needlepoint, a quilt or afghan, or other pieces he or she created
    • Religious theme
    • Ranching or Farming theme
    • Fishing or hunting theme
  • Personalized merchandise, such as:
  • Video Memorial tribute for viewing at the visitation, funeral service and/or memorial service
  • Allow children to write a letter or draw a picture. Their goodbyes can then be placed in the casket.
  • Balloon release
  • Bagpiper


Oralia Contreras
Born: 10/1/1934
Died: 6/18/2017
Jerry Plattor
Born: 5/6/1939
Died: 6/12/2017
Linda Graham
Born: 4/5/1938
Died: 6/10/2017
Domingo Acosta
Born: 7/12/1950
Died: 6/6/2017
Christine Madron
Born: 12/19/1948
Died: 5/24/2017
Gonzalo Montoya
Born: 1/10/1936
Died: 5/22/2017
Gail Weis
Born: 3/31/1950
Died: 5/22/2017
Adrian Martinez
Born: 12/30/1925
Died: 5/16/2017
Margaret Montgomery
Born: 10/28/1926
Died: 5/13/2017

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