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Why Your Occupation Matters in Death

Posted on September 6th, 2023 by Cremation Center of Southern Utah | Leave a comment
Posted under Death, Death Certificate, Holidays, Labor Day, Occupation

We recently celebrated Labor Day – a day set aside to pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. A person’s chosen occupation and type of industry is important at the time of his or her death, as this information is listed on the deceased’s official death certificate. The government tracks this type […]

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Soldier in cemetery with military graves for Memorial Day

Celebrating Memorial Day

Posted on May 26th, 2023 by Cremation Center of Southern Utah | Leave a comment
Posted under Holidays, Memorial Day

Memorial Day has long been touted as the first official holiday of the summer.  Many Americans choose to celebrate in part by visiting the graves of their loved ones.  Personally, I always think of our veterans and the sacrifices made for our great country.  But did you know that Memorial Day is rich with historical […]

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Witnessing Cremation

Posted on March 8th, 2023 by Cremation Center of Southern Utah | Leave a comment
Posted under Choosing Cremation, Cremation, Witnessing Cremation

Sixty-plus years ago, I had the opportunity to witness an open cremation on a Native American Indian reservation in southern Arizona.  Open cremation was the tribal custom (which, for some, continues to this day), and, to say the least, it was an interesting experience.  At that time, I never imagined that I would later become […]

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The Deadliest Day of the Year

Posted on January 11th, 2023 by Cremation Center of Southern Utah | Leave a comment
Posted under Death, New Year's Day

What is the deadliest day of the year?  The answer may surprise you, and we just passed it on the calendar.  “The Deadliest Day of the Year is Almost Upon Us” is an article written by Christopher Ingraham for The Washington Post, and delivers the blow that January 1st, New Year’s Day, is the deadliest […]

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Can Gratitude Help You Live Longer?

Posted on November 16th, 2022 by Cremation Center of Southern Utah | Leave a comment
Posted under Gratitude, Holidays, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year, and not just because I’m always grateful for good food.  It’s a time of togetherness and gratitude and reminds us all to give thanks and remember to count our blessings.  I once read an insightful article published by The Fine Line written by Nicola Bridges […]

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