When A Senior’s Spouse Dies, Do You Know How To Help?

Posted on October 6th, 2017
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The death of a loved one is one of the worst things anyone can experience in life. When it’s a spouse a senior lived with for years and years, it’s even harder to deal with. So much of their life was intertwined with the partner that a sudden removal is traumatic.   If your senior […]

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What Is A Graveside Service?

Posted on September 29th, 2017
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At Martin Oaks, we frequently receive questions about the differences in services that take place following a funeral. This is because we have a 3-acre cemetery in which families want to have some type of observance, either as a substitute for a funeral service, or following a funeral service. The funeral directors who work with […]

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Staying With The Late Stars In Palm Springs

Posted on September 22nd, 2017
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  Next week will mark the 53rd anniversary of the death of one of Hollywood’s greatest comedians, Harpo Marx (pictured above). Following his cremation, rumor has it that Harpo’s ashes were scattered in a sand trap on the seventh hole of the Rancho Mirage golf course just outside the Palm Springs, California area. In case […]

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What’s Your Line?

Posted on September 15th, 2017
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As we have pointed out before, one of the unfortunate lessons death care workers learn is how few people, once they have passed, are remembered. Family members carry memories but seldom beyond one generation. Historical and entertainment figures tend to be revered for longer periods of time, but even their presence is usually forgotten. But, […]

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When Someone Close to You Dies: Thank You Notes

Posted on September 8th, 2017
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Even though death is an every day part of our existence at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory, those of us in this field are certainly not immune to any of the effects people not in the industry feel when they lose a loved one. Tragedy struck in our family last month when two significate loved […]

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