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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Burial Decisions to be Made

Posted on June 1st, 2018
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How did the recently deceased superstar novelist Philip Roth end up being buried in Bard College Cemetery in a rustic setting, two hours north of the urban axis of Newark/New York that were his stomping grounds? Typical of Roth — he did so with intention and resolution, much as he lived his life. We at Martin […]

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Aftermath of a Death

Posted on May 21st, 2018
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When a loved one passes, it is uncanny how often we learn something new about them. And that knowledge frequently leads to questions — questions which, unfortunately, never end up satisfactorily answered. We hear these stories all the time at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas. A recent example occurred when an acquaintance […]

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