If you recently lost your mother, we know how tragic this is. Having to write an obituary is hard and we hope that our obituary examples mother will help you with this task. Reading these examples will teach you how to structure the obituary you have to write.
The obituary is significant because it will notify many of your mother’s friends and relatives of her passing. It will also provide readers with an overview of her life including her family, accomplishments, hobbies, and interests. After you have read the obituary examples mother that we provided below, you will want to download an obituary template, which will help you compose the obituary.
The following two examples are for elderly women. Both of the obituaries are fictional.
OBITUARY EXAMPLES MOTHER (EXAMPLE 1)
LINDA HARRIS, 92
Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Linda S. Harris, 92, a resident of Seattle will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2012 at St. David Catholic Church, 5930 West 12th Street, Seattle, Washington. Burial will be at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery, Seattle. The family will greet friends from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2012 at Anderson & Thomas Funeral Services, 5943 North 15th Street in downtown Seattle. The will be a prayer service at 3:00 p.m. to begin the visitation. There will be an additional visitation from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the church.
Mrs. Harris passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the Seattle Hospice and Palliative Care Center, in Seattle. Linda S. Harris was born January 12, 1910 in Seattle, Washington the daughter of George and Eva White. She was united in marriage to Adam M. Harris on July 10, 1932 in Seattle, Washington. He preceded her in death November 17, 2002. They were married for 70 blissful years.
Linda received her registered Nursing degree from Seattle Memorial Hospital’s School of Nursing in Seattle. She worked as a private duty nurse in Seattle Memorial Hospital for more than 40 years.
Mrs. Harris was a member of the St. David Catholic Church and the Catholic Women’s League. Her parent’s were very active in the church and she began volunteering at the age of 14. She was the past-president of the Catholic Women’s League and volunteered at the church right up to her passing.
She is survived by her children and spouses; Jane (Bob) Moore, Olympia, WA, John (Catharine) Harris, Bellevue, WA, Cindy (Walt) Anderson, Seattle, WAS; a daughter-in-law Jenifer Thomas, Los Angeles, CA; 8 loving grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Anne (Edward) Jackson and Mary (Kevin) Taylor, all of Seattle, WA; 2 sisters-in-law, Rose Moore, Olympia, WA and Jane Davis, Arlington, WA.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Mark K. Harris in 2010, a brother Martin R. Harris and a sister Betty J. Moore.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. David Catholic Church, 5930 West 12th Street, Seattle, Washington.
OBITUARY EXAMPLES MOTHER (EXAMPLE 2)
PAMELA REED, 90
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.
Pam had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of St. David Lutheran Church. Over the years, she had become very involved with the church and assisted with numerous fundraising events. She was also a talented musician and was a member of the church choir. She passed her musical talents on to her children.
Pam was predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Walter J. Reed. She was also predeceased by her daughter Jane H. Reed and her two brothers, Bill N. Johnson and Herald D. Johnson. Pam is survived by her son Anthony Reed and his wife Julie, daughter Jane Smith and husband Andrew. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Marcia Smith, Betty Smith, Johnny Smith, Betty Reed, and Kelly Reed. She had two grandchildren, Simon Jones and Bobby Smith.
Her niece, Jane Walters lovingly cared for her the last 10 years of her life. Jane’s brother Bill Smith also provided assistance with her care in recent years. The family gives them and everyone else who cared for Pam their greatest gratitude.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 1, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Smith and Sons Funeral Home. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held the following day on Thursday, April 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM at St. David Lutheran Church 5930 East Paved Road, Henderson, Nevada.
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
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Updated: April 16, 2012