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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Clarke L Hodson II, 57, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012. Services will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Clarke was born March 16, 1955 in White Plains, New York, to Clarke Hodson and Bette Buckner Hodson. Clarke moved to Stillwater following the death of his father in 1963. Clarke graduated from Stillwater High School in 1973. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He later earned a Master of Science in Higher Education and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from OSU. Clarke’s first marriage to Christy Jo Moore ended in divorce. In 1982, Clarke married Debi Pearce and they enjoyed 30 years of marriage together prior to Clarke’s death.
Clarke believed life should be a life-long learning experience and accomplished this through his employment as a teacher and later in life as a Training Administrator for Accurate Labs and as web master for OWPCA. Clarke and Debi shared their love of education and animals over 17 years as docents for the Tulsa Zoo. Clarke became involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters early in his life, which led to a long and memorable relationship with Sean Anderson.
Clarke is preceded in death by his father, mother, and grandparents. He is survived by his wife Debi, his sister Heather Hodson, and his brother Hunter Hodson. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 516 W. 3rd Ave, Stillwater, OK 74074.
Condolences may be emailed and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com .
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