When a mother passes away it is heartbreaking. This sample obituary for mother will assist you with the difficult task of composing her obit.
As a family member, even though you are dealing with the grief of your significant loss, it is important that you write, or assist with writing, the obituary. The obituary is important because it not only acts as a death notice, but also provides a history of your loved one’s life. It will bring to light her accomplishments, hobbies, interests, career and family history.
The sample obituary for mother 1 and 2 below should encourage you to start writing the obit. After reading the samples we suggest that you download our obituary format guide. The guide provides you with a step-by-step outline on how to write her obituary. Note that the obituaries below are fictional.
SAMPLE OBITUARY FOR MOTHER (SAMPLE 1)
ELLA CLARK, 80
Ella Ruth Clark, aged 80, died peacefully on March 20, 2012 at home in her condo at Marina Side Resort Residence, after a brief struggle with cancer. Ella was born July 25, 1932, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Michael J. Campbell and Betty H. Edwards.
Ella thoroughly enjoyed athletics and the outdoors. She learned to swim at the early age of 4and began riding horses at 6. She won numerous swim and diving awards in high school and university. She continued to enjoy swimming and horseback riding throughout her life. Ella graduated from Walnut Grove High School and attended St. Louis University, where she was an Alpha Gamma Omega.
In 1952, Ella married the love of her life Dr. Harold M. Clark, and upon his completion of Medical School, they moved to a small farm in Farmington, Missouri. Mr. Clark started a family practice in Farmington, which he operated for 50 years. Ella worked at the practice as a secretary and office assistant for more than 20 years
In addition to raising their three children she also taught swim lessons and volunteered at the local community pool. She owned several horses over the years, including American Saddlebread and Pinto horses. Ella and he children enjoyed riding the horse in Farmington
Ella was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, the Variety Club of Missouri and an active volunteer.
Ella is survived by her sister, June and her husband Barry Williams; sons, Walt (Jane) Clark of St. Louis, MO and Eric Clark of Farmington, MO; four nieces and two nephews; and a number of other relatives and close friends.
There will be a private graveside service for immediate family members at the Farmington City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 3920 Tree Lined Lane, Farmington, MO.
SAMPLE OBITUARY FOR MOTHER (SAMPLE 2)
AMY COLLINS, 78
Amy Julie Collins, age 78 of Phoenix, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012. She was born to the late Jonathan Collins and Betty Stewart Collins on February 20, 1934.
Amy attended Scottsdale Grammar School, Phoenix County High School, before attending the University of Arizona, where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Gamma Sorority. She was an active member in the community and served on the Board of Health in Phoenix for 25 years, and served on the fundraising committee for the Cancer Society for many years. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
Family and friends were Amy’s passion and delight. She grew up spending summers and vacations with her brother, Mark, and her two cousins, Jane and Mary. She loved to host and entertain and frequently had garden parties at her house. For several years, Amy would visit Vancouver, BC, getting away from the hot desert summers. She enjoyed her time in Vancouver and made many lifelong friends there.
Amy was a member of the Scottsdale Golf Club, the Capilano Golf Club in Vancouver, as well as the Royal Yacht Club in Vancouver. She loved to golf and learned to sail during her summers in Vancouver. She was very active and loved being outdoors.
Amy is survived by her brother, Mark Collins, and her two cousins who were like sisters to her, Jane (Mike) Smith and Mary (John) Walters. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.
Amy requested a private burial and funeral. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last illness. Donations may be made to the University of Arizona Medical Center Palliative Care Facility, 3940 Palm Road, Phoenix, Arizona 55905, or St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 4932 West 15th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 55302.
Arrangements were provided by Johnson Family Funeral Services and St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Online condolences can me left on Amy Collin’s Memorial Tribute at www.yourtribute.com.
The sample obituary for mother 1 and 2 given here will have shown you what is included in a typical obituary. Now it is time to begin writing the obituary for mother. We advise that you view our obituary format guide, which will walk you through the steps required to write her obit.
Updated: April 17, 2012