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  • Kathryn Blackburn (Ann) Bessey

    Kathryn Blackburn (Ann) Bessey

    Kathryn Blackburn (Ann) Bessey passed away on February 24th, 2019 at the age of 94. Born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1924, she graduated from Central High School. Kathryn moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, California with her friend Fay Bessey where she worked at the phone company for 32 years. Kathryn knew her husband

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  • Coping With Your Loss in the Wake of a Suicide

    Coping With Your Loss in the Wake of a Suicide

    Losing a loved one is always devastating, but losing someone to suicide is particularly hard. If someone you love has died by suicide, you may experience very conflicted feelings, with intense grief accompanied by shock, anger and even guilt. You might also feel stigmatized and isolated.  It’s important to care for yourself during this time.   Don’t cut yourself off from

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  • How Will You Cope? Managing Finances After a Death

    How Will You Cope? Managing Finances After a Death

    The loss of a loved one is stressful in so many ways. It can be overwhelming to make plans and manage all the details that demand your attention. It’s important, though, that you don’t overlook the financial tasks that must be dealt with. Where should you begin? First, you’ll need multiple copies of the death certificate for your loved one’s insurance company, financial institutes, and any other

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  • How to Choose a Final Resting Place

    How to Choose a Final Resting Place

    A few generations ago, burial was the only option when a loved one died, and it was often predetermined where they would be buried: in the local churchyard, a family plot at the cemetery, or at home on their own property. Today, with the growing trend toward cremation, however, there are so many options it can be overwhelming. But why does it matter where you’re laid to rest? Your final resting place

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  • Bereaved, Beware: The Scams Thieves Pull on Grieving Families

    Bereaved, Beware: The Scams Thieves Pull on Grieving Families

    When you’re mourning a loss and just trying to get through the funeral, the last thing you’d expect is to be the victim of a theft —but that’s exactly why some thieves take advantage of this complicated time. Recently, a few scams have been widely reported. Thieves read obituaries to learn when the house will be empty. The obituary typically

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