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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PHILO, Charles Henry, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died Thursday, August 24, 2006 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Charles was born in Indian Lake, NY on February 20, 1930 to Frank Philo and Julia Noble Philo. In 1948 he left his parents and older sisters, Dorothy Philo and Betty Philo Arsenault and joined the Air Force, in which he served with great distinction. He was awarded many commendations in his 21 year career in the service, including the Bronze Star during the Korean War. After being stationed in Japan, France and the States he retired with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant in 1969 and moved from Altus AFB, Oklahoma with his wife and two daughters to Tulsa. It is here he began a successful second career with Honeywell, Inc. as a Senior Service Representative, retiring in l992 with much honor. Upon retirement, Charles continued his tireless volunteer work in the community at Meals on Wheels and Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, where he and his wife Millie have been members for 37 years. His service and dedication will be greatly missed, as well as his roles as board member, mentor and friend to so many. His life and work drew deeply upon his Christian ideals and devotion to duty and honor. In all his roles as a man, as soldier, husband, father, grandfather, and Christian, Charles left an example of grace, excellence, duty and love which will continue to light the way to those he left behind, for our lives and generations to come. To say he will be loved and missed is to barely express the measure of loss we all feel. Preceded in death by his parents, sisters and nephew David Arsenault. Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Millie B. Philo, his daughter Catherine Philo Lackey and son-in law Anthony Lackey (Tulsa), and daughter Sandra Philo Elbon and son-in law Brett Elbon (Tulsa), and nephews Michael Arsenault (Memphis, TN), Joseph Arsenault (Albany, NY) and Gregory Arsenault (Indian Lake, NY). He also leaves two adoring granddaughters, Grace Addison Elbon and Greer Elizabeth Elbon, to whom he was very devoted. A Memorial service will be held 2:00pm, Wednesday, August 30 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church and an interment with full military honors will be held 1:00pm, Friday, September 1 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Meals on Wheels, 12620 E. 31st St., Tulsa, OK 74146 or to Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 7903 E. 15th St., Tulsa, OK 74112.
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