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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Sherry Ann Joy passed away on January 15, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona after a long illness. Sherry was surrounded by her daughters at the time of her death. Sherry was always curious about the world and loved adventure and exploration, especially in France. She loved and studied art, languages, music and the weather; loved to read and write and most of all, she loved to spend time with her family and her many close friends. The oldest child of Emery and Dorothy Stockham, Sherry was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa on March 26, 1930 during a snowstorm. She grew up in Bloomfield, Iowa, where, in 1948, she married Charles Pirtle. She and Charles had one daughter, Stephanie. Sherry moved to Tucson in 1950. After her divorce from Charles, Sherry married Col. Frederick W. Joy, Jr. They traveled the world with the Air Force living in Canada, Spain, Washington, DC and Minnesota. She and Fred had three daughters, Michele, Ann and Suzanne. Later in life, Sherry moved back to Washington, DC where she earned her B.A. in Interior Design at Mount Vernon College and then earned her ASID credentials, after which she owned her own design agency until 1993. In 2005, she relocated to Tucson after the death of her youngest daughter. Sherry is survived by her daughters, Stephanie, Michele and Ann Joy; French exchange daughter, Catherine Herry Fernandez; sons-in-law, Tom Shahriari and Vern Thomas, Leighton Ford and her beloved sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jo and Frank McClure. Sherry's greatest love in life and her finest legacy are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service celebrating Sherry's life will be held at Lodge on the Desert at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012. The family wishes to thank the staff at Catalina Care for their kindness and friendship to Sherry in the last four months of her life. The family requests that gifts in lieu of any flowers be made in memory of Sherry to the Scleroderma Foundation Attn: Donations, 300 Rosewood Drive Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 or www.scleroderma.org. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.
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