Grief and New York

Posted on August 13th, 2018
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We have had two very difficult weeks here at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas. When you operate a deathcare service, it’s customary to witness the full range of emotions associated with a passing — but this time, we weren’t providing care for a third party, rather we were in the position of […]

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Important Decisions About Cremation

Posted on August 3rd, 2018
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Once the decision has been made to cremate, other important decisions lie ahead. At Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas, we have observed this process endless numbers of times.  So we thought it might be helpful to provide a general review of the decisions consumers will face. Obviously, the funeral home/crematory choices are […]

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Coping With Death

Posted on July 31st, 2018
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A friend of long standing, thirty years long standing, passed away last week after enduring a lengthy battle with cancer. As we have noted in this space many times, we have no special immunity regarding feelings of grief over death just because we own Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas. Even though we […]

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Life Lessons at 90

Posted on July 25th, 2018
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People in the United States are living longer today than ever before.  Current numbers show that the average life span is almost 79 years, with women slightly outliving men. Forecasts are calling for more of the same — a female child born this year has a better than one in ten chance to live to […]

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The Evolution of Cremation

Posted on July 18th, 2018
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We recently wrote about the Cremation Association of North America’s report on the deathcare figures for 2018.  As we noted, the growth of cremation as the preferred method of final disposition is truly staggering — nine states have exceeded the 70 percent level of cremation, while the rest of the country is also turning in […]

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