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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Robert L. Ramsdell, 86, passed away Feb.15, 2006 in Lake Havasu City. He was born July 11, 1919 in Winchester, MA. After serving his country in the U.S. Army, WWII as a Warrant Officer, the Bronze Star recipient, returned home to Wakefield, MA to begin a long and distinguished career in banking with the Melrose Wakefield Trust company, retiring as its President in 1977 and moving with his beloved wife Jean to Lake Havasu City, where as a member of the Lake Havasu Golf Club they pursued their favorite pastime.Unable to stay retired, he put his financial background to good use authoring the newly incorporated city's first budget as Chairman of the Finance Committee. He went on to a career in real estate, was a member of the Board of Realtors, Golden ilK" Kiwanis Club, and a member of St. Michael's Methodist Church and had an active civic career as a Member of the City Council, Vice-Mayor and Mayor. When he came out of his second retirement to fill a vacancy on the Council, an editorial in Today's News-Herald said, " He's a retired, no-nonsense Yankee banker who served the city well...we're glad he's found time for another year of public service to provide the financial bedrock he can on finance and commonsense."His family noted that, "His proudest accomplishment and the one that gave him the greatest satisfaction and joy was his family. Family comes first. He was our bedrock. He filled our lives with love, laughter, and wisdom. He will be deeply missed."He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jean E. Ramsdell; his daughters Betsey Hoyt of Lake Havasu, Bonnie Lounsbury of Spokane, Washington, Jill Ramsdell of South Hampton, N.H.; grandchildren Jennifer, Kathryn, and James Hoyt, of LakeHavasu City, Tammy Owens of Las Vegas, Gaelan and Grady McDonald ofN.H; great granddaughters Tori Beth Gambill of Orange County, CA and Cierra Nicole Lowder of Lake Havasu; brother Richard Ramsdell of Las Vegas. He was preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter Bonnie Jean Hoyt of Lake Havasu.A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Church on 2895 Jamaica Blvd. followed by a reception at the Ramsdell residence, 2960 Coconino Dr. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice of Havasu.Thoughts and condolences can be made to www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com. Liets-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory made the arrangements.
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