Samples of Obituaries
This sample of an obituary can be adapted for any person who has had a long life. Make sure you keep in mind that an obituary is a way to inform people of a person's passing and to give information about the deceased's life, the funeral, and the surviving family members. All the samples of obituaries give those details.
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Sample Obituary for an Elderly Woman
Georgetown — Sally Long, a long-time resident of the Georgetown area, died Wednesday the 18th of June at Sun Bridge Healthcare Center.
Born in 1928 in Madison, S.D., Sally received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education from South Dakota State College in 1951. She continued her education at the University of Minnesota, from which she received her M.Ed. in Nursing in 1955.
Sally taught Nursing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the mid-1960s and worked at various psychiatric nursing facilities throughout western Massachusetts in the 1970s. In a career shift, she took a position as a librarian assistant at Franklin County Technical School, Turners Falls, where she worked until her retirement.
Sally loved good food and socializing, enjoyed going to movies and plays with friends, and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room.
She is survived by her niece, Tabitha Winslow and several grandnieces, all of whom live in southern California, and brought great joy to her later years.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, PO Box 319, South Deerfield, MA 01373.
The Douglass Funeral Service, Amherst, has been entrusted with arrangements.