Death goes digital

We were fascinated by a USA Today time line that explores how technology has impacted the rites and rituals surrounding death. 

From the earliest printed obituaries in the 1700s to memorial photographs, funeral trains, televised funerals, and online obituaries – technology has shaped and changed public mourning rituals.  

Check out the neat graphic (and keep an eye out for’s appearance in the timeline) at

About Katie

I joined in 2002 as a part-time content screener and now serve as Director of Operations, overseeing Legacy’s day-to-day operations (Guest Book screening, obituary processing, customer service, and client service). I grew up in California, the daughter of a psychologist and a minister. My parents instilled in me the importance of listening to and caring about others. One of the things I appreciate most about working at is that I am able to have a small part in easing people's pain during one of the most difficult times in their lives. In my life outside of Legacy, I enjoy baking treats (and bringing them to the office to share), playing the piano, reading, taking pictures, tending to our vegetable & herb gardens, trying out new restaurants and foods, spending time with my husband, Chuck (whom I met at Legacy) and our kids, Brett Jr. & Josie.
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