The Evolution of Cremation

Posted on July 18th, 2018
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Resources
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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
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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Is There Such A Thing As A “Good Death?”

Posted on June 25th, 2018
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As the famed psychologist Edwin Shneidman many times noted, you don’t have to die, it will done for you. Shneidman also remarked that a person doesn’t experience death — the living who are there experience your death. These meditations from one of the foremost experts on the subject of death — Shneidman studied it, particularly […]

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