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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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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Cremation and Other Costs

Posted on July 11th, 2018
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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
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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
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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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