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Kerrie Orozco

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This Tribute Blanket was woven in honor of Kerrie Orozco, a daughter, sister, wife, mother and a police officer. Detective Orozco is survived by her husband Hector Orozco, two stepchildren, Natalie and Santiago and a daughter, Olivia Ruth, born February 17, 2015. Olivia Ruth was delivered early and was expected to come home from the hospital May 21st… the same day Officer Orozco was going to begin her maternity leave. Our sincere condolences go out to the Orozco family and hope that this photo blanket provides some comfort in their time of grief.

Kerrie Orozco: September 19, 1985 - End of Watch -May 20, 2015

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Christine Janice Biggins

This is a very special funeral blanket for our beloved Chris Biggins - a mentor, friend and beacon of light to all who knew her, She lost her courageous battle with MS and cancer, but never lost her brilliant smile - to the end. We will never forget you, dear angel. Photo funeral blanket is Gifted by Nancy Burban, Steven Turner and the staff of Funeral Home Gifts.

Christine J. (Stiles) Biggins, 57, of Hanson entered into Eternal Rest at her home on May 12, 2015 surrounded by her family and cared for by the Hospice of the South Shore. - See more at: http://www.ohio-fda.org/aws/OFDA/pt/sd/news_article/106252/_PARENT/layout_details/false#sthash.m3Y50kHI.dpuf

"Sometimes my mind drifts to what could be fear,
I know that face, I recognize it and smile back at it!"       -CJB

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What's Going On with Your New Year's Resolutions?

Experts tell us over 88% of people fail at keeping their New Years Resolutions. Discover the #1 (easiest, and most effective) resolution funeral directors can make, as well as the five actions they can take to ensure success with making any life- or work-related changes. 

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5 Qualities of Being a Great Leader

A funeral professional with over 20 years experience, David Navarrete offers his perception of what five leadership qualities are necessary to be successful in funeral service (or any endeavor, large or small). 

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“How Does this Memory Picture Look?”

"How does this memory picture look?" This one question will always stand out as the most important piece of advice I've been given over the course of my career. It is the summation of everything we do as funeral professionals and what is expected of us by our client families. 

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We are "Storytellers"

To keep the focus on all-that's-good about being a funeral director, we've decided to re-publish "We are Storytellers", an article by David Navarrete, our Senior Vice-President of Sales & Marketing. Originally published in both American Funeral Director and Funeral Business Advisor in 2013, we hope you find his insights thought-provoking and inspiring enough for you to share one of your many stories with us (see the close of this post to learn how easy it is). 

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How to Feel More Gratitude

Adding to the conversation about gratitude during our 2014 Thankfulness Week, this post highlights three ways you can become aware of, and more grateful for, the good things in life. 

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Optimism in Funeral Service

"It pays to have a sunny disposition in any business." Yet remaining "sunny" in the funeral service profession can be difficult. Instead of staying in the all-too-common negative mindset, we want to work with you to nurture a positive perspective. Learn more about the many benefits of getting involved in this on-going project, as well as how to make a contribution to the shift. 

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