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:
*Debby Lynn Underwood Gross “loved to laugh… at the expense of etiquette and decorum.” Her obituary includes instructions for her funeral (“Two-drink minimum”) and praises her “knack for ‘stirring the pot.'”
*Dr. Alan Freid treated the desperately poor citizens of Harlan County, Kentucky – not to make a buck off their misfortune, but because he loved to help others. Read on to find out some of the unusual payment methods his patients used.
*Myra Lee Martinez saved her mother’s life by donating a kidney, but she tragically died from complications after the surgery.
*Sue Newton-Small was born in Hong Kong and went on to live a truly international life. The obituary, written by her daughter, paints a picture of a woman who was fierce, brilliant, and beloved.
*Gene Miller was a Pulitzer Prize-winning newsman, a “master wordsmith” who wrote his own obituary.
To read other obituaries that have caught our attention, check out The Obit Report.