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 ‚ÄúSmart Select‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs changing world with climate change and environment concerns, ‚ÄúHonoring a Life‚ÄĚ 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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Thomas D. Phelps, Jr., 79, of 3922 Lexington Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at St. Lukeís Hospital following a long illness of Progressive Super Nuclear Palsy, a form of Parkinsonís disease. Services: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 11, 2004, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids by Rev. Rollin Oswald. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m, Friday, September 10, 2004, at the funeral home. Entombment: Linwood Mausoleum, Cedar Rapids, with military honors by VFW and Cedar Rapids Fire Department. Survivors include his wife Jean; a daughter, Sandra Claflin and husband John of Lexington, Kentucky; two sons, Thomas Phelps and wife Sheryl and Dan Phelps and wife Donna, both of Cedar Rapids; two grandchildren, Carey Claflin and Landon Phelps; and a brother, Walter Phelps and wife Margaret of Waverly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Sr. and Mary Phelps. Thomas was born November 2, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Thomas Sr. and Mary (Baird) Phelps. Immediately following graduation from Roosevelt High School, he went into the U.S. Navy and served three years during World War II. On October 24, 1945, he married Jean L. Tremain in Cedar Rapids. He worked for the Cedar Rapids Fire Department and retired as District Chief in 1987. Thomas was a member of St. James United Methodist Church and the Iowa Firemenís Association. He had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and loved to have fun. Thomas was an avid biker and participated in RAGBRAI and in the Senior Olympics in Syracuse, New York. He also loved the Chicago Cubs and his dogs. He enjoyed camping and traveling to Texas in the winters and trips to Maui, Hawaii. A memorial fund has been established.
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