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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Norma DeGraff, 93, a resident of Dallas died Friday, November 26, 2010 in the Dallas Retirement Village. She was born on July 2, 1917 in Hood River, Oregon the daughter of Arthur and Vera Holland Kolstad. Norma graduated from Hood River High School and went on to attend the University of Oregon for two years. She came to Dallas in 1945. Norma was married to Phil Hayter and George DeGraff and they divorced. She was a longtime member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and a homemaker. She volunteered with the Dallas Hospital with the Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her daughter Nancy Purcel of Dallas and granddaughters Sarah Purcel of Roseburg and Andrea Purcell of New York and a sister Jean Storli of Seattle, Washington. A private family service will be held. Memorials are suggested to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in care of the Bollman Funeral Home at 694 Main St. Dallas, Oregon 97338.
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