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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Antibiotics and a Threat in the Future

Posted on May 15th, 2018
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As we pointed out in our last blog, operating Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory inevitably leads us into conversations that involve health concerns, causes of death and medical advances. Obviously, we claim no medical expertise, microbiological credentials or even much more than common sense health knowledge — but because of the nature of our work, […]

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Cremation, Burial, and Choices

Posted on May 3rd, 2018
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This is the second in our series on questions and answers about cremation.  We appreciate the feedback and comments we have received on our previous blog. Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory is located just north of the Dallas Fort Worth airport in Lewisville, Texas.  Our historic cemetery was founded around the time of the Civil […]

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