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Tree of Remembrance

Tree of Remembrance

Join us as we gather together to remember our loved ones this holiday season on Tuesday, December 1 3  6PM. Eggen & Lance Chapel 1540 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 95401 The Tree of Remembrance and Candle Lighting is designed for all faiths. The evening offer opportunities for family and friends to create a new holiday […]

Memorial Day: Avenue of the Flags

45th Annual Avenue of the Flags.  Hosted by Santa Rosa Memorial Park & sponsored by the American Legion & U.S. Marine Corps League. Redwood Chordsmen & Antique Military Vehicles Display. FREE Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Avenue When: Memorial Day, May 30, 2016, 10 a.m. Memorial Day: Avenue of the Flags

Ripley’s Believe It or Not 125th Birthday

Celebrate Robert Ripley! Santa Rosa Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematory is having a Robert Ripley Celebration in 2015. Exact date to be announced. Event will include an exhibit of Robert Ripley’s extraordinary “Believe It or Not” work at Santa Rosa Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematory where he rests alongside his parents. Guests from San Francisco’s […]

Funerals Weddings & Wine

  When people think of a funeral home, the word “fun” is not what comes to mind first. Traditionally, funeral homes are associated with death and grief. Enjoying ourselves there is not something most of us would expect. But what if such a place offered other services, such as wine tasting and weddings? Some funeral […]

Shaping Future Funeral Directors

  Ours is a very old profession. Even so, it is changing at a rapid pace. To keep up with the demands and needs of today’s faster world, it has become important to know how to stay abreast of changes in the law, technology and our human understanding of death. To support the educational dreams […]

Tuskegee Airmen are Honored with Red Tail Monument

We recently read an article in International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association magazine about a newly unveiled monument at Sewickley Cemetery in Pennsylvania thatpays tribute to “Red Tail” Tuskegee Airmen. According to writers Lynn Illig and Tina Bialek, African-American recruits were segregated by the United States military which banned them from training for certain jobs. […]

Abraham Lincoln’s Coffin Journey

In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday this month we wanted to share some interesting information about his funeral train. A funeral train is a train used to carry a coffin to a place of burial. These trains are often reserved for national heroes or leaders. This term of endearment dates back to 1854, and is […]

A Global Look at Funerals

Funeral practices vary across the globe; some cultures celebrate loved ones by wearing their ashes as jewelry, others spend a period of time in mourning. Here are a few interesting traditions we came across that you may not have heard of:   South Korean burial beads. In South Korea, it’s not ashes to ashes, but […]

Historic Photos of Loved Ones

  We recently came across an interesting trend from the nineteenth century in which families would photograph their deceased. In modern day, this common-practice may seem bizarre, however, it was often the only image middle-class families had of their loved one. Painting the deceased was common for years before this pattern came about. However, it […]

3 January Cloverdale Picks

January in Cloverdale offers a wide range of indoor activities. Here are three for FREE: Book Discussion: “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin. 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 in the Pat Hare Community Room of the Cloverdale Library. 894-527. Gary Johnson Quartet perform jazz with emphasis on swing rhythm. 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. Ruth McGowan’s […]