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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Kathleen Skrinar, M.D. 2/1/28 - 4/1/11 Kathleen was born Feb. 1, 1928 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the second of four children, to Honor Higgins Gallagher and Patrick Thomas Gallagher. She died April 1, 2011 at home at the age of 83. She graduated from elementary school and from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She married Thomas Henry Skrinar, in 1952 in David City, NE and they had four children. She graduated with a B.S. from Creighton University in Omaha, NE and with an M.D. in 1956 from Creighton University Medical School. She interned at Providence Hospital, Portland, OR in 1956-57. She used this knowledge to support her husband, who was also an MD, throughout his medical career. She was a member and past president of The Catholic Woman's Club and taught the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at St. Patrick's Parish in Tacoma. She was a political activist whose interests included Right to Life, voting machine issues, and medical legislation. She was a tireless volunteer and generous benefactor to multiple educational institutions. She was preceded in death by her husband; by her parents, by her sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Jerry Bahula of Omaha, NE; by her brother, Raymond Gallagher of Tacoma; by her sister-in-law and husband, Helen and William Dickson of McMinneville, OR and her sister-in-law, Margaret Moir of Seattle. She is survived by her four children, Thomas Joseph Skrinar (Patricia Padilla), Tacoma, Valerie Ann Hogan (Brian), Seattle, Suzanne Mary Milton (Fred), Mesa, AZ and Maria Claire Skrinar, Tacoma, her 11 grandchildren, Andrew, Emilia and Rachel Mara Skrinar, Giles and Patrick Hogan, and Steven, Louise, Veronica, Rosalie, James and Peter Milton, and by 1 great-grandchild Rubi Skrinar. She is also survived by her brother Brendan J. Gallagher (Diane), Tacoma, and 2 nephews, William M. Dickson (Becky) McMinneville, OR and John Gallagher, Tacoma and several other nephews and nieces. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 6th at Gaffney Funeral Home Chapel, 1002 S. Yakima Ave. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Thursday, April 7, 2011 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 7112 S 12th St. followed by reception at St. Charles and then interment at Calvary Cemetery. The family extends a special thank you to the compassionate care givers who helped her remain at home until the: Natalie White, Shauanna Charbonnet, Josephine Mburugu, Aundrea McCarthy, Marlon White, and Sallie Gilyard. Kathleen would be honored if memorials were to sent to Human Life International, 4 Family Life Lane, Front Royal, VA 22670.
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