Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Charlotte Storm Dodge, 95, died peacefully on June 9, 2009 at the Methodist Country Home in Wilmington, DE. She was born (1913) in Hopewell Junction, NY to Charlotte and William T. Storm, and enjoyed growing up in this very small town of the 1920's and 30's, attending the 3-room schoolhouse and fishing at White Pond. She also loved having her maternal grandparents across the street from her home and her paternal grandparents and relatives living in Stormville. In later years, Charlotte, along with George Bailey, presented a popular narrative of Hopewell Junction life in those early years. Charlotte graduated from Hood College in MD with a Home Economics degree, but spent most of her life as a homemaker, living in Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, Wilbraham, MA, and Harrison, NY before returning to Hopewell in 1967. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Dodge, in 1971. During their years together, they enjoyed square dancing, gardening, music, theater and football games. Charlotte was a dedicated hospital volunteer and Girl Scout leader. Charlotte loved life and lived it to the fullest, traveling extensively throughout the US, Europe and Asia. She enjoyed all her adventures and the friends she made along the way. She was active in the Hopewell Reformed Church, the Wednesday Club, Hopewell Garden Club, Melzingah Chapter NSDAR, East Fishkill Community Library, East Fishkill Historical Society and the Historical Society of Duchess County. Throughout her life, her quick mind and keen sense of humor made her a favorite with all who knew her. Charlotte is survived by her daughters, Carol (Dan) Welch of Wilmington, DE and Judy (Joel) Gewirtz of Marco Island, FL, sister, Jean Fairley of Southport, NC, and 6 grandchildren, Larry (Carole) Rogers, Anne (Slayt) Lane, John (Dina) Rogers, Jennifer (Barry) Raber, Storm Gewirtz and Matthew Gewirtz. She will also be greatly missed by her 9 great-grandchildren and other loved family members. Her memorial service will be held at the Hopewell Reformed Church on October 17, 2009 at 2 pm.
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