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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Robert M. Cartmell, Sr., 91, passed away February 12, 2012 at his daughter’s home in Murrieta after a brief illness. He was born May 8, 1920 in St. Louis, Mo., to Robert D. and Mary Soisson Cartmell.
The family moved to Chicago in 1934. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, including the invasion of Normandy. Before going overseas, he met and married the love of his life, Ruth Koenig.
They had three children while living in Chicago and moved to the San Fernando Valley in 1954.
Upon retirement, he and Ruth moved to The Colony in 1989, where they were charter members of this community.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and two sisters; his wife of 56 years, Ruth; his son, Robert M. Cartmell, Jr. and Ronald L. Cartmell.
He is survived by his daughter, Caroll Hiatt (Don) of Murrieta; two daughters-in-law, Jill Cartmell of Chandler Ariz., and Gail Cartmell, of Salt Lake City, Utah. Also, six grandchildren, Robert M. Cartmell, III (Jennifer) of French Valley, Deborah Smith (George) of Murrieta, Carolyn Garcia (Carlos) of Canyon Country, Christy Cartmell of Paragould, Ark., Kathy (Derek) Harness of Robbins, Tenn., and Cindy (John) LaPore of Lake KonKonKoma, NY.
There are 20 great-grandchildren, including Robert M. Cartmell, IV of French Valley; and two great-great-grandchildren.
No Services are planned and contributions may be made to St. Martha’s Parish, Murrieta in his name.
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