Resources & Information

June 25, 2014
A Girl and Her Dog: When Pets Die

A Girl and Her Dog: When Pets Die

She was 13 but we only had her for the last 5 years – Coco had come to my family unexpectedly. She needed a home and […]
April 29, 2014

Life Donation – Your Questions Answered

April marks Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Month and I would venture to guess that most of us are pretty unaware of this life saving act. […]
February 4, 2014
What Helps When You’re on the Front Line? | A Cancer Journey

What Helps When You’re on the Front Line? | A Cancer Journey

This is Part III of my story, to read Part I, or Part II, click here. { my husband Lou was diagnosed with cancer and given […]
November 5, 2013
A “Fishy” Funeral

A “Fishy” Funeral

My brother died. It was about a week after we had returned home from my brother’s funeral in Michigan when my son, Sam, found his fish […]
September 4, 2013
Filling the Newest Job at O’Connor: Family Care

Filling the Newest Job at O’Connor: Family Care

 – A Special Journey Mercies Entry –  Being a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 9, I have come to believe that I have a […]
July 10, 2013
Why Did You Become an Embalmer?: An Interview with Joanna

Why Did You Become an Embalmer?: An Interview with Joanna

An interview with our Care Center Manager and Assistant General Manager, Joanna Ramirez: – How long have you worked for O’Connor Mortuary? I have been here […]
April 10, 2013
A Conversation with Your Neighborhood Mortician

A Conversation with Your Neighborhood Mortician

Talking to Your Neighborhood Mortician How many people actually know a mortician?  Not many.  How many people feel comfortable asking questions about death & how we […]
March 14, 2013
How to Grieve on Facebook: Wearing Black in A Virtual World

How to Grieve on Facebook: Wearing Black in A Virtual World

The internet has changed our lives so much. From the way we interact, to the way we learn, and even the way we shop. You can […]
February 27, 2013
“Princess Butterfly”: How to Explain Death & Dying to Small Children

“Princess Butterfly”: How to Explain Death & Dying to Small Children

my Zoey How to Explain Death to a Child? Explaining death & dying to small children. I used to feel like the word “dead” hung awkwardly […]