Obituary Examples

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Obituary ExamplesBy reading obituary examples you will learn how to properly write an obituary. If you have never written an obituary it can be hard to know where to begin. Start by reading a few obituary examples and choose a format that you like best. Look at how the obituary is worded and what details are included. Next, you will need to contact friends and family of the deceased to gather the information for the obituary. Then, we suggest that you read a few articles on writing an obituary then download an obituary template to use to write the obituary for your loved one.

OBITUARY EXAMPLES (GENERAL)

1) PHILIP JENKINSON, 89

Phillip Frank Jenkinson, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on March 10, 2012 peacefully in his sleep. The funeral service will be held at 9:00 AM on March 12, 2012 at Sanderson and Sons Funeral Home. Reverend Mike Jones of St. Anthony Church will be officiating. Visitation will be held at 3:00 PM on March 11, 2012 at St. Anthony Church. Burial will follow the funeral at City View Cemetery at 3:00 PM. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sanderson and Sons Funeral Home. Click here to read the entire obituary for Philip Jenkinson…

2) 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. Click here to read the entire obituary for Louise Foster…

 

OBITUARY EXAMPLES (FOR MOTHER)

1) KAREN COOPER, 49

Karen June Cooper, 49, of Denver, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at the Denver City Care Center. She was born September 29, 1962, in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of William Smith and Wendy Jones Smith. Karen graduated from Little Mountain High School in Seattle, Washington with the class of 1979. On June 15, 1980 she was united in marriage to Kevin Cooper in Seattle. In 1985 they moved to Denver, Colorado. In 2005 Karen started work for the Bank of United States. Click here to read the entire obituary for Karen Cooper…

2) 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. Click here to read the entire obituary for Linda Harris…

 

OBITUARY EXAMPLES (FOR FATHER)

1) CHARLES WRIGHT, 47

Entered into eternal rest on the evening of March 5, 2012, Charles William Wright, husband of Meghan Jenifer Wright of Seattle, WA. The relatives and friends of Charles and Mrs. Wright are invited to attend the funeral service of the former in St. David’s Baptist Church Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends in Smith and Smith Funeral Chapel. Click here to read the entire obituary for Charles Wright…

2) SCOTT ROGERS, 90

Scott Jack Rogers, 90, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at his home in Los Angeles, California. Scott was born February 5, 1922 to Larry and Ann (Morris) Rogers in Sacramento, California, the oldest of 6 children. He graduated from Sacramento Valley High School in 1939. Scott served in the Air Force in WWII as a bomber pilot. He met his beautiful bride, Amy Alice Smith, in the war and they married in 1947 in Sacramento, California. Click here to read the entire obituary for Scott Rogers…

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Obituary examples give you a good starting point for writing an obituary. However, we suggest that you also read our articles on writing an obituary then download an obituary template to use to write the obituary.

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