Writing an obituary for a loved one is a final way of saying goodbye. While sad, writing about your loved one gives you an opportunity to think back through all of the wonderful times that you shared, and gives you the chance to tell their story to the world by noting their accomplishments. Ensuring that the obituary that you write contains accurate information is the first step, but what else should you include–and is there anything you should absolutely leave out? Learn how our Arizona funeral homes recommend you honor your loved one through prose.
One of the first things that you should do is to speak with your funeral director. They can provide you with examples of other obituaries, and may even be able to give you a starting point for your writing. At our Arizona Funeral homes, Mountain View Funeral Homes directors are ready and willing to help support you during this emotional time. Here’s a few of the facts that you will want to add to your loved one’s obituary:
These optional fields can help your audience learn more about your loved one and their life:
Just as there are details that will bring a smile to the face of readers, there are always a few items that we recommend you don’t include in the obituary. Things like:
Arizona funeral homes such as Mountain Valley Funeral Home and Cemetery offer a 24-hour answering service for all your needs, and our friendly staff and funeral directors are always available to help answer any questions. Be sure to have your family or friends proofread the obituary before you submit it to the paper, and let the paper know immediately if there are any problems with the way the obituary was printed.