Cremation and Other Costs

Posted on July 11th, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Cremation, Resources
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Because Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory is in deathcare, we pay attention to national trends in our field. Since we are located in Lewisville, Texas, we particularly pay attention to the latest events in the Dallas, Texas, Denton, Texas and Fort Worth, Texas areas. We would like to share some of those numbers — plus, […]

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Pancreatic Cancer

Posted on July 5th, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
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In our last installment in this space, we discussed how it can be difficult to provide final disposition at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory (Lewisville, Texas) for acquaintances of ours. We specifically mentioned a recent cremation of a friend who succumbed to prostate cancer. Even though deathcare is our profession, it’s not possible to divorce […]

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Cremating A Friend

Posted on July 3rd, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Cremation, Memorial
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As owners of Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory, we are frequently asked how difficult it is to cremate and/or bury a friend. The answer is that it is very difficult to provide final disposition for someone you know and care about.  No matter how often it happens, it never gets easier. Of course, the deceased […]

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Goodbyes After Death

Posted on June 28th, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
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When a loved one passes, grief often lasts long after the funeral service/ burial or cremation.  And it can express itself in a variety of forms. We at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas, Texas, right next to Denton, Texas, have had a chance to witness this ourselves. […]

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Is There Such A Thing As A “Good Death?”

Posted on June 25th, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Cremation, Memorial, Resources
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As the famed psychologist Edwin Shneidman many times noted, you don’t have to die, it will done for you. Shneidman also remarked that a person doesn’t experience death — the living who are there experience your death. These meditations from one of the foremost experts on the subject of death — Shneidman studied it, particularly […]

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