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 […]

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Pancreatic Cancer

Posted on July 5th, 2018
Posted by Martin Oaks 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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Goodbyes After Death

Posted on June 28th, 2018
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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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Finding Meaning in Death

Posted on June 13th, 2018
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The author Shannon Alder once noted that we should carve our names on hearts, not on tombstones. How true. At Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas, we find ourselves dealing with those who have already passed away, the funeral directors they have chosen, the burial or cremation plans which have been made. But […]

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Facing Retirement

Posted on June 4th, 2018
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When sportscaster Dick Enberg retired at the conclusion of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, he refused to use the word retirement.  Instead, he said that he “graduated.” Sadly, he passed away a little more than a year later at the age of 82. His story is, in many ways, a familiar one today. Americans […]

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