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From an Ordinary Obituary to a Cherished Life Story


Writing an obituary has usually been more of a “factual” listing that tries to relate the “basics” about a person who has recently died.  How can you help someone outside the family unit to really “relate” to that special someone who is now gone?

We find that the Life Story format, can give more depth and character to the person who has died, going “Beyond the Ordinary” and the limited facts and special “dates” of a basic newspaper obituary.

A Cherished Life Story is one that represents the “highlights’ of a life lived well.  Often these highlights are the “best” parts that surviving family members can recall with a smile.

Has Your special someone already died?  Try to remember them telling you that special story from their childhood. (the one they have repeated often).  How they got along with their siblings, what crazy antics did they do with their best friend?  Did they like school?  What was their favorite subject?  As they got older,…were they part of the Military? Spent time away at College or maybe were part of a Rock Band?

Are those special people in your life still here?  Ask the questions NOW!  How did they meet their wife/husband?  Where is their favorite place they have traveled to? A favorite book, preferred type of music genre or song, a recite+ poem or Bible verse?

We have developed a specific group of questions that can help you “remember” these great stories and fond memories.  It’s a free resource that can help you with the “basics” of a regular obituary and can go “beyond” by guiding you along to a Cherished Life Story.


 Free Life Story Resource

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