Tag Archives: Interesting obituaries

Famous for…

Obituaries often mention things people are “famous for” – spaghetti sauce, warm hugs, homemade cookies, smiles…with more than 10 million obituaries in our database, the list is endless.  Sometimes, I come across a “famous” reference that leaves me wanting to … Continue reading

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Top 10 death euphemisms

With more than 10 million obituaries in Legacy.com’s database, we’ve read just about every death euphemism you can imagine.  While approximately 6.5 million of Legacy.com’s obituaries indicate that someone has “died, ” more than 5 million use the term “passed … 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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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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