Example Obituaries

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Example ObituariesIf you have to write an obituary you should begin by reading example obituaries. The six example obituaries included here will show you how an obituary is worded and what information is included. The obituaries below were written using different styles; choose the obituary that uses the template you prefer. Next you will need to collect information from friends and family for the obituary. After you have the information for the obit, we recommend that you read our articles on obituary writing, which will give you more helpful information for writing the perfect obit. We also suggest that you download an obituary template which will make writing the obituary even easier.



Simon Eric Lewis passed away at his home in San Francisco on Friday, March 6, 2012 at the age of 72. Simon is predeceased by his parents, Jake and Mary Beth Lewis, and his brother, Lawrence Lewis. Simon is survived by his loving wife Jane of 37 years. They were married in Hawaii on June 25, 1975. Simon is lovingly remembered by his wife Jane of San Francisco. Click here to read the entire obituary for Simon Lewis…


Sara Norma Butler, 78, of Detroit, died at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at The Detroit Hospice Center in Detroit, Michigan. She was born March 23, 1934 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Carl and Paula Myers. She married Andrew “Andy” Butler on June 29, 1960 and he survives. Also surviving are her mother Ruby Myers of Troy, two sons, Pete (Katie) Myers of Troy, and Charlie Butler of Seattle; one granddaughter Jen. Click here to read the entire obituary for Sara Butler…




Deborah Michelle Morris, age 38, of Arlington, Virginia, passed away on Monday (March 26, 2012) at Arlington Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Jacob Morris of Arlington. Deborah was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 17, 1975 and grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. She was the daughter of William and the late Jennifer (Jones) Evans. Deborah worked at the Bank of Maryland for 15 years. Click here to read the entire obituary for Deborah Morris…


Pamela “Pam” Sharon Reed was born in Henderson, Nevada on January 15, 1922. She entered Heaven’s gates on March 30, 2012. A consummate mother and homemaker, Pamela was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Over the years she collected a large library of cookbooks from around the world. She also loved to watch food and cooking channels. She was also a sports fan and enjoyed attending and watching on TV football and baseball. Click here to read the entire obituary for Pamela Reed…




Mark William Turner, age 35, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. He was born on February 10, 1977 in Eugene, Oregon. He was a longtime resident of Portland, Oregon, but recently returned to Eugene only months prior to his passing. He is survived by his father and mother, Andrew Michael Turner and Marilyn Michelle Turner, two loving sisters, Cathy Michaels (John) and Trina Roberts (Bob), three nephews, Blake Michaels, Bobby Michaels, and Him Roberts. Click here to read the entire obituary for Mark Turner…

2) ADAM BELL, 82

Adam Harold Bell, age 82, of San Diego, California, died Sunday night, March 25, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Born February 28, 1930, in La Jolla, California, he was the son of the late Patrick M. Bell and Abigail F. (Jones) Bell. Adam was the owner and operator of Bell Automotive in San Diego for more than 50 years. He enjoyed restoring cars in his spare time and mechanics was his passion. In his spare time he also enjoyed playing golf, tennis and hiking. Click here to read the entire obituary for Adam Bell…


Reading one or more example obituaries is a good starting point when writing an obituary. The next step is to read an article on obituary writing, which will give you more information on how to write an obituary for your loved one. We also recommend downloading an obituary template to make writing the obituary easier.


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