Obituaries

Marillyn Nystrom
D: 2017-12-08
View Details
Nystrom, Marillyn
Clara Poehl
B: 1924-09-08
D: 2017-12-05
View Details
Poehl, Clara
Stephanie Bann
D: 2017-12-05
View Details
Bann, Stephanie
Robert Goldsmith
B: 1937-10-23
D: 2017-12-03
View Details
Goldsmith, Robert
Flolyn L. Naegelin
B: 1941-01-31
D: 2017-12-01
View Details
Naegelin, Flolyn L.
Mildred Phillips
D: 2017-12-01
View Details
Phillips, Mildred
Rita Reid Aycock
B: 1931-12-19
D: 2017-11-30
View Details
Reid Aycock, Rita
Isiah Watkins
B: 1940-03-02
D: 2017-11-30
View Details
Watkins, Isiah
Virginia Neel
B: 1930-08-12
D: 2017-11-29
View Details
Neel, Virginia
Cecil E. Coffee
B: 1938-06-17
D: 2017-11-29
View Details
Coffee, Cecil E.
Christina Garcia
B: 1975-10-16
D: 2017-11-27
View Details
Garcia, Christina
Lucille Monica Foley
B: 1935-03-18
D: 2017-11-26
View Details
Foley, Lucille Monica
Robert Lynn Carter
B: 1953-08-30
D: 2017-11-26
View Details
Carter, Robert Lynn
Pauline Luna
D: 2017-11-19
View Details
Luna, Pauline
Ramon Cordero
B: 1953-04-16
D: 2017-11-18
View Details
Cordero, Ramon
Marina Herrera
B: 1951-01-12
D: 2017-11-17
View Details
Herrera, Marina
Ximena Hernandez
B: 2017-11-17
D: 2017-11-17
View Details
Hernandez, Ximena
Ruth Ridgell
B: 1935-09-07
D: 2017-11-16
View Details
Ridgell, Ruth
Vicky Hunt
D: 2017-11-14
View Details
Hunt, Vicky
Linda Keeton
D: 2017-11-13
View Details
Keeton, Linda
Allen C. Schornack
B: 1944-05-10
D: 2017-11-10
View Details
Schornack, Allen C.

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
4520 Bosque Boulevard
Waco, TX 76710
Phone: 254-772-5272
Fax: 254-772-5695

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

Pre-Arrangement

A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

The Nature and Purpose of Grief

Someone once said, "Grief is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone." We think there is a lot of truth in those words.

The death of a loved one is life's most painful event. People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most "off-limits" topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers feel totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation.

Grief is a natural emotion that follows death of someone dear to you; and to one degree or another, it hurts. It is like an open wound which must heal.

At times, it can seem as if this healing will never happen. But, sometimes the healing process can take much less time than we have been led to believe. Grieving is purely an individual experience.

But It Does Have a Purpose

The ultimate goal of grief and mourning is to take you beyond your initial reactions to the loss. The therapeutic purpose of grief and mourning is to get you to the place where you can live with the loss in a healthy way. To do this, you have to make some necessary changes in your life, including:

1. Changing your relationship with your loved one—recognizing he or she is now gone and developing new ways of relating to him or her. Take comfort in knowing your relationship will continue - it will just be different.

2. Developing a new sense of yourself to reflect the many changes that occurred when you lost your loved one.

3. Taking on physically and mentally healthy new ways of being in the world without your loved one.

4. Finding new people, objects or pursuits in which to put the emotional investment that you once placed in your relationship with the deceased.

The bottom line of this active work of grief and mourning is to help you recognize that your loved one is gone. Then you must make the necessary internal, psychological changes, as well as the necessary external, social changes, to accommodate this reality. And it all takes time.

If you would like additional grief support, please call us. We are here to help you through all the moments after loss.