Category Archives: Interesting and funny obituaries

We’re always on the lookout for notable obituaries, whether they’re especially touching, uniquely written, or are just designed to give us a chuckle. We like to share them with each other – and with our readers.

Sharing baby photos with obstetricians

Next week is my daughter Josie’s first birthday.  It’s been a year full of smiles, laughter, and adventure.  And the 9 months leading up to her birth were no different.  During that time, I visited my obstetrician more than a … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter

With men off to war and production needs increasing dramatically, the U.S. government launched a propaganda campaign during World War II to pull women into factory jobs traditionally held by men.  During the course of World War II, more than … Continue reading

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Sharing Spencer’s Story

Legacy.com has more than 10 million newspaper obituaries in our database.  You might think we’ve seen and read it all.  But we’re regularly reminded that we haven’t.  The latest reminder came in the form of an obituary written by a … Continue reading

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Special remembrances

As we wrote in October, many obituaries include a request for donations to charity in lieu of flowers.  We recently came across an “in lieu of flowers” request that struck us as special, as well as a great idea:  Jennifer … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Movement: first-hand accounts

Members of the generation that actively participated in the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s are starting to pass away in greater numbers each year.  And their participation in the movement was such an important part of their … Continue reading

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The magic of Santa Claus

My 12 year old son asked me this weekend if I believed in the magic of Santa Claus. I replied as any mom would: “Yes, I do!” Santa’s ability to bring joy, laughter, and hope to young and old alike … Continue reading

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Writing your own obituary

It’s a popular assignment in journalism and English classes – write your own obituary.  And life coaches sometimes suggest writing your own obit as a way to figure out how you want to live your life. By starting at the … Continue reading

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Funny, generous, fierce: interesting obituaries

A few months ago, Katie shared with you some interesting obituaries she’s come across. Sometimes these are funny, sometimes inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking. Today, it’s my turn to share a few obituaries that have caught my eye in recent months:

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A lifelong love affair with bacon and more: interesting and funny obituaries

Legacy.com’s newspaper affiliates publish thousands of obituaries each day.  Every so often, one of these obituaries will catch my eye.  Maybe the person lived a highly accomplished life or seemed especially close to her family.  Or maybe the obituary includes … Continue reading

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