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In our blog, we share resources and information that families in our community can use to cope with their loss or better understand their grief. We also write about ways we have been involved in the community. Check out our latest posts below.

Grieving woman with a funeral director

What is Aftercare?

Posted on June 4, 2024 by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah | Leave a comment
Posted under Aftercare, Cremation, Death, Funerals

The term “aftercare” is used within the funeral profession to refer to the continued support and guidance received in the days, weeks, and months following the death of a loved one.  Our assistance does not immediately come to an end following the funeral or memorial service – we continue to help and guide you in […]

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Woman in black mourning in a cemetery

Is Black My Only Option?

Posted on January 30, 2024 by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah | Leave a comment
Posted under Death, Dying, Funerals, Memorial Service, Wearing Black

As a licensed funeral director, I’m often asked, “Do I have to wear black to a funeral?”  The answer is, no, black is not the only acceptable color to wear to a funeral or memorial service.  There are, however, certain recommendations of etiquette to follow when selecting an outfit.   I came across a wonderful article […]

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Power of Attorney document

Power of Attorney: What Happens Upon Death?

Posted on October 4, 2023 by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah | 2 Comments
Posted under Death, Dying, Power of Attorney

Many people assume that whomever had power of attorney during life will continue to have the legal authority to make decisions following death.  This assumption is incorrect the majority of the time.  A power of attorney is simply a document granting another person permission to act on their behalf during their life.  Power of attorney […]

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Pallbearers carrying a casket at a funeral service

Pallbearer: An Honor and a Privilege

Posted on August 2, 2023 by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah | Leave a comment
Posted under Death, Dying, Funerals, Pallbearer

The term “pallbearer” comes from the Catholic faith.  A pall is a cloth that covers the casket during a funeral mass.  Regardless of whether the casket is modest or elaborate, the pall signifies that all are equal before God. The pallbearers’ responsibility is to carry the casket when needed, such as in and out of […]

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President John F. Kennedy

Famous Last Words

Posted on February 22, 2023 by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah | Leave a comment
Posted under Death, Dying, Last Words

The Huffington Post published an online article by Yagana Shah entitled, “Eight Famous People and their Equally Famous Last Words.”  It really got me thinking – what would I want my last words to be?   Here is a brief overview of Ms. Shah’s article.   1. “No, I certainly can’t.” – President John F. […]

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