Have you recently lost a wife, mother, sister or another important woman in your life? Using our examples of obituary will help you write a beautiful obit for the woman you loved.
It is likely that you have never written an obituary, or have very little experience writing one, that is why we have written the following examples to help you. Reading the two examples of obituary below should be the first thing you do before writing an obit. The examples will show you two different layouts and styles that you can use as well as what is included in a typical obit.
After reading the examples below, we recommend that you download one of our obituary formats. The format guide will be useful for collecting the information for the obit. Next, read our articles on writing an obituary for helpful tips. After you have followed those three steps you will be ready to write a loving obituary for the woman you cared for. Both of the obituaries below are fictional.
EXAMPLES OF OBITUARY
EXAMPLE OBITUARY 1:
LOUISE FOSTER, 68
Louise Jacquelyn Foster, age 68 of Tulsa, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2012. She was born to the late Gerald Foster and Anne Stuart Foster on February 20, 1944.
Louise attended Owasso Grammar School and Tulsa High School, before attending the University of Oklahoma, where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. She was an active member in the community and served on the Board of Health in Tulsa for 30 years, and served on the fundraising committee for the American Cancer Society for many years. She was a lifelong member of St. David’s Catholic Church.
Family and friends were Louise’s passion and delight. She grew up spending summers and vacations with her brother, Marty, and her two cousins, Jennifer and Nicole. She loved to host and entertain and frequently had garden parties at her house. For several years, Louise would visit Hawaii in the winter. She enjoyed her time in Hawaii and made many lifelong friends there.
Louise was a member of the Owasso Golf Club, the Kauai Golf Club in Hawaii, as well as the Kauai Yacht Club in Hawaii. She loved to golf and learned to sail during her winters in Hawaii. She was very active and loved being outdoors.
Louise is survived by her brother, Marty Foster, and her two cousins who were like sisters to her, Jennifer (Jason) Pound and Nicole (Kevin) Curry. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.
Louise requested a small private funeral. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last few months. Donations may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Center Palliative Care Facility, 9382 East 15th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 00000, or St. David’s Catholic Church, 444 East 11th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 55555.
Arrangements were provided by Hughes Family Funeral Home and St. David’s Catholic Church.
EXAMPLE OBITUARY 2:
SARA BUTLER, 78
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; one sister Elizabeth (Douglas) Simmons of Seattle; one brother Ralph (Annie) Myers; three nephews, Keith, Joshua and Gregory Myers and several cousins.
Sara’s father and one son, Jerry Jonathan Butler preceded her in death.
Sara was a long time resident of Detroit where she lived since leaving her childhood home in Grand Rapids at the age of 20. She graduated from Grand Rapids Secondary School in 1951 and was a professor at the University of Seattle.
She loved to cook and enjoyed entertaining and playing scrabble with her friends. She also loved teaching and spent a lot of her spare time mentoring students.
The visitation is from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM on Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Patterson Family Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 11:30 AM on Saturday, February 11, 2012, also at the Patterson Family Funeral Home. Reverend Steven Foster will be officiating. The burial will be at the Grand Rapids Hills Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Detroit City Hospice at PO Box 555, 999 West 21st Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The examples of obituary above are a helpful starting point for writing an obit. Next, we recommend that you download one of our obituary formats or read our articles on writing an obituary for more helpful information.
Updated: April 23, 2012