Harbor Lawn in Costa Mesa holds an ecumenical service each year. There was a pastor, a priest, a Buddhist monk and two rabbi's. Each offered a short devotional in honor of the loved ones and their families. It was lovely!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Remembrance Services are a tradition at many of the mortuaries. Crestlawn in Riverside is one of the largest and this service had over 250 attendees. Each participant is invited to light a candle in honor of their departed loved one.
Calvary Mortuary in Los Angeles asked me to play for this grave side service inside one of their many mausoleums. This was a lovely service and as always in these places, the acoustics were incredible. http://www.archdiocese.la/directories/cemeteries/info.php?cemetery_id=4
New Philadelphia Church in Carson was the location for this magnificent service. The family flew in from all parts of the country. Many of the decedents' family were musicians, so the service was filled with incredible music.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
This lovely service was a Hawaiian celebration. The entire group were given Hawaiian Leis to wear. I played Aloha Oe, a special request. The service was bright and colorful. Just the way the decedent would have liked it. Aloha!http://www.archdiocese.la/directories/cemeteries/info.php?cemetery_id=1
This lovely Memorial Service was beautifully planned and executed with the help of a catering service that specializes in funerals.
The fall colors enhanced this event and the fabulous urn was hand-made from wood, just for this occasion. http://www.fairhavenmemorial.com/
Thursday, September 3, 2009
All Souls Mortuary located in Long Beach, was the venue for this lovely funeral mass. I am proud to be on their preferred musicians list.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Fairhaven Memorial Park offers a gorgeous setting for any type of service. This one was held outdoors and the weather was perfect. I am fortunate enough to be on their preferred vendor list and I am grateful.
All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach offers a lovely indoor chapel for Catholic services. This service had a visiting priest from another diocese. This casket was faux-fur! I had never seen another like it!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Resurrection Cemetery, located in Montebello, is a lovely Catholic fianl resting place. This service was a loving tribute to the husband, father and grandfather. The tractor was a bit close, for my taste, but it's all part of the service sometimes. http://www.archdiocese.la/directories/cemeteries/info.php?cemetery_id=10
Monday, April 20, 2009
Bretheren Hillcrest, located in La Verne, is a fabulous retirement community! Their chapel was the perfect venue for this lovely memorial service. The attendees were invited to a sumptuous feast at in the same facility. http://www.hillcresthomes.org/
All Souls Cemetery and Mausoleum of Long Beach is a gorgeous facility. I was pleased to be able to assist the family. I got a call at 7:30 am and was able to play for the 1:00 pm service!http://www.archdiocese.la/directories/cemeteries/info.php?cemetery_id=1