Team Spirit

A Nascar fan whose ashes took a few laps around the track, a Dallas Cowboys fan who wanted all who attended her service to wear Cowboys gear, an Orioles fan whose family chose an Orioles-themed casket…these and more true sports fans are featured in ESPN’s short documentary, “Team Spirit.”

A funeral director shares the story of one memorable service: A woman explained, “My husband is ill and he doesn’t want to have a traditional service…when he passes away, We want it to seem like he just fell asleep watching the game.”  So at his memorial service, they sat him up in a recliner facing a television with the Steelers playing. He was wearing Steelers gear and had his favorite Steelers’ blanket. As the funeral director explains, “He didn’t love them until he died, he loved the Steelers even in his death.”

View these and other stories in “Team Spirit.”


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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