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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Tamara Lynn Schutty Fernandez, 33, of Palo, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at her home. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, by Father Tony Kruse. The family will greet friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Marion, and one hour prior to the mass at the church on Thursday. A private graveside service will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, at a later date.
Survivors include her husband, Tom Fernandez; children, Bailey, Bryce, and Brady; step-daughter, Kelcey; parents, Robert and Sue Schutty; brother, Ryan (Lezlee) Schutty; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many special friends.
She was preceded in death by her uncles, Arlan Cunningham, and Earl Cunningham; and cousin, Jeff Grieser.
Tamara was born December 17, 1979, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Robert and Sue (Cunningham) Schutty. She graduated from Linn Mar High School in 1998, and went on to attend Kirkwood Community College. Tamara married Tom Fernandez on September 13, 2008, in St. Lucia. She was the office coordinator at Radio Communications for four years. Tamara loved being outside and especially enjoyed time hanging out by the pool. She had a fun loving spirit and liked to go to casinos. Tamara’s friends and family were very important to her, and she dearly loved her children.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Tamara’s memory.
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