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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Paul Arthur Bengtson Beloved father, brother, grandpa, uncle and friend, passed from this life on April 13, 2012, in Edmond, Oklahoma at the age of 61. He was born in Trona, CA April 11, 1951 and was a graduate of Trona HS in 1969. He came to OKC in 1970 and was a member of Ambucs, Life NRA, BSA, and he was an active in the local Chapter of the Edmond Elks Lodge. He was very dedicated to his life work and passion of auto mechanics, so much so that every family member and friend took their car to him. Paul owned Sharpe Automotive for 30 years, and also taught welding and air conditioning repair at Moore/Norman Technical College. When Paul came to Oklahoma in 1970 he began working for Harley Sharpe at Sharpe Automotive. He later began a partnership with Harold Smith. In 1983 he went out on his own and bought a plot of land in the Centennial Industrial Park In Edmond that was still in its infancy and off the “beaten path” of downtown Edmond . Paul knew that someday this would become an up and coming part of the city. He went on and built what is known as Sharpe Automotive Inc in Edmond, OK . Everyone in town referred to him as “Tall Paul” and he was well known for his restoration of classic cars especially his passion and legacy his 1969 E-type Jaguar coupe. He made all of his family members and friends feel as though they were his favorite. He is survived by the mother of his children, Donene Bengtson, his daughter Melinda Chada and her Husband Evan, his son Paul Ryan Bengtson, his granddaughters Graceyln and Markey and his grandson Colton Bengtson, his two brothers and their wives Eric and Kathy Bengtson and Alan and Susie Bengtson. He was preceded in death by his father Franklin Niles Bengtson and his mother Naomi Inez Bengtson. Memorial services will be held at 3:00pm Wednesday April 18, 2012 at the Vondel L. Smith Mortuary North Colonial Chapel, 13125 North MacArthur Oklahoma City, OK 73142
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