Saturday, December 26, 2009

Harbor Lawn Memorial Service 12-13-2009

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!

Remerbrance Service- Crestlawn 12-17-2009

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 Cemetery 12-4-2009

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.

Waverly Church 11-12-2009

Waverly Church at Fairhaven is gorgeous. The acoustics are marvelous and this was a lovely, well attended service.

New Philadelphia Church -Carson 10-29-2009

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

Grave Side Service -All Souls Cemetery 10-21-2009

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!

Waverly Chapel Fairhaven Mortuary 9-26-2009

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.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Corona Women's Club 8-22-2009

Historic Corona Women's Club was the venue for this lovely memorial. The event was catered and the pastor was eloquent. This building craftsman style building was built in 1913.

Melrose Abbey 8-21-2009

Lovely, Melrose Abbey's chapel, was the location for this special memorial service.

All Souls Mortuary 8-8-2009

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.

Funeral- Palm Springs 8-1-2009

Weifels Palm Springs Mortuary was the venue for this lovely service . The decadent was a member of a famous family and many traveled some distance to attend this lovely service.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fairhaven Memorial Park Santa Ana 6-22-2009

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 6-19-2009

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- Montebello 5-22-2009

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.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bretheren Hillcrest Retirement Chapel 4-14-2009

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.

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Long Beach

Forest Lawn Memorial Park of Long Beach is located just across the street from All Souls Mortuary. I couldn't resist snapping this shot and of course, dropping off some business cards.

All Souls Cemetery and Mausoleum Long Beach 4-13-2009

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!

Riverside National Cemetery 4-7-2009

Riverside National Cemetery is a spectacular cemetery for veterans and their families. The services are rather short, but this one was lovely. There was a dove release as well as the harp.

Saddleback Church Lake Forest 4-3-2009

Saddleback Church located in Lake Forest, was the venue for this lovely memorial service. The facility is gigantic, but this intimate family service was held in one of the smaller chapels.