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.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Robert Lincoln Booker was affectionately known as “Pap” to his family and “Bob” to his friends. Pap started his life in Lufkin, Texas, the second son of Ila and John Olin Booker. After graduating high school, Pap joined the Marine Corps to follow his brother John into battle during WWII. Just after boot camp, the war ended and Pap enrolled at Texas A&M University. Before graduation, the Korean War broke out and Pap was called back to serve his country. During his second tour, he was assigned to be a Drill Instructor to train new recruits. After successfully training several platoons, Pap was assigned to the range to be a Rifle Instructor, an assignment that he was most proud of during his Marine Corps career. He was next sent to Officer Candidate School in Washington DC to entice him into re-enlisting as an officer. Having enough of military life, Pap returned to Texas A&M to finish his degree in Geology. After graduation Pap began working for Midwest Oil Company where he remained as a Petroleum Geologist until the early 70’s when he left to start his own firm. He would later become President and founder of Pelon Exploration. Pap had a great love of the outdoors and enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing. He was an accomplished Naturalist and could identify flora and fauna in addition to pointing out interesting rock formations on the many hillsides of Texas. Pap’s greatest gift to his family was passing on this passion for the outdoors. He traveled thousands of miles to fish and explored thousands of acres hunting for game. Preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, they are now united in heaven to look down upon us all with pride knowing someday we will all be together again.
Cremation Arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory. 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas 78639 (325)388-0008.
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