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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Donald O’Connor — Preserve Your Memories

Posted on August 30th, 2017
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In the song “Bookends,” Paul Simon encourages us to “preserve your memories – they’re all that’s left you.” We at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory completely agree with this sentiment. As time goes by, family narratives, events that seem of small importance but later turn out to be more relevant, tend to fade. It’s easier […]

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Two Huge Losses in the Entertainment Community

Posted on August 9th, 2017
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Last week, within the space of a few days, Major League Baseball lost two prominent figures, Don Baylor and Darren Daulton. Ironically, the entertainment industry experienced the same phenomenon this week: on one day, August 8th, death claimed two major talents, Barbara Cook (89) and Glen Campbell (81).

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Three Who Will Be Missed

Posted on August 3rd, 2017
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One of the occupational traits of being in the death care business is that you follow obituaries closely. Sometimes it seems that individuals, who have in some way touched your life, seem to pass away in clusters. Such a cluster occurred for me near the end of July of this year. Playwright and actor, Sam […]

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