Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement 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. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice 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.
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Admiral James Benjamin Linder 83, of Oro Valley, AZ and formerly of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa passed on away on April 7, 2009. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1949 as a commissioned officer and then married Patricia Joy Weir on June 9, 1949 at the First Methodist Church at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He served as an enlisted man in WWII and then went on to serve two tours in Korea, two tours in Vietnam and one tour in the Beruit/Lebanon conflict. Jim then took command of the USS Forrestal CVA 59 in 1972 where he was awarded the Admiral Flatley Safety Award for 1973 and 1974. Following his command on the USS Forrestal he was promoted to Rear Admiral then was given Battle Group Four, which operated in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to the Navy Cross, Admiral Linder received four Silver Stars, four Legions of Merit, seven Distinguished Flying Crosses, Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star, 24 Air Medals, two Navy/Marine Corp Commendation Medals, Navy Unit Commendation CAG 15, China Service Medal, American Defense Service Medals, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with three battle stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, United Nations Korean Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Korean Service, Vietnam Service Medal with three battles stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation (Cross of Gallantry), Presidential Unit Citation Vietnam Service, Presidential Meritorious Service Medal from the President of Tunisia, Command Star Rear Admiral, and Command at Sea star. In addition to these, he received many awards and citations from the Republic of China (Free China) while serving as commander, Taiwan Defense Command and Commendation Red Cross Medal from the Greek government while in the Mediterranean area. He is survived by wife, Patricia; son, Jeffrey Linder of Katy, Texas; daughter, Jamey West of Las Vegas; three grandchildren, Anna Bishop of Las Vegas, NV, Ashli Spayde of Vista, CA and Jordan Linder of Katy, TX. He also leaves four great-grandchildren, Jacob Bishop of Las Vegas, and Kyle, Zachary and Ian Spayde all of Vista, CA; one brother, Jerry Linder of Borrego Springs and one sister, Shirley Sleyster of Arvada, CO. His parents preceded him in death. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:30 p.m. at the Oro Valley United Church of Christ, 1401 E. El Conquistador Way with Rev. James Briney officiating. A Memorial has been established to the USS Forrestal CVA 59 Scholarship Fund for Surviving Family Members of those who died in the 1967 fire. Military interment services will be held in Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel (742-7901).
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