Blog

  • Upholding Our Mission to Serve America’s Heroes

    By Bob Gordon Jr., President and CEO of Cypress Lawn If you’ve ever attended a funeral for a veteran, there may be moments that were so meaningful you can recall them months or even years later. Maybe it was the playing of Taps or the ceremonial folding of the American flag. Maybe you can still …
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  • Exploring the Significant History of Cypress Lawn

    At Cypress Lawn, we believe it’s important to know where you came from. Sharing the history of our funeral homes and cemetery campuses helps us stay connected to our past. Our diverse staff members value our Bay Area heritage and take pride in remembering those who came before us. We want everyone who stops by …
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  • Dancing on the Brink of the World:
    Volume IX – Origin

    THE ORIGIN OF HERITAGE   From origin upon this earth Arising from the sand To journey far, friend, from thy birth  Your seed now germs on distant land   This story seldom hears the call Unknown tale, to my own kin So by these words, may we grow tall Together! Let us now begin … …
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  • “Living Color” by Botanical Artist Pria Graves – Feature Exhibition at Cypress Lawn Arboretum – January & February 2023

    Beginning in the opening month of 2023, Cypress Lawn Arboretum will be hosting our inaugural botanical art gallery exhibit, featuring several works by renowned local artist Pria Graves. This exhibit will launch on January 20th and will remain on display in the lobby of the main offices at Cypress Lawn (1370 El Camino Real) through …
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  • Arboretum Day 2022: Companion Trees and the Arboretum Heritage Project

    It is our honor to extend a cordial in-person invitation to our third-annual Arboretum Day, here at Cypress Lawn Arboretum and Botanical Gardens on November 12th, 2022. RSVPs to this special event, stewarding forward the legacy of our Memorial Park’s many trees, may be made here on our Heritage Foundation website.   Celebrating 130 years …
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  • Navigating Dating After the Loss of a Spouse/Partner

    After a loved one dies, it’s normal to feel anxious or worried about what will come next. Grieving takes a lot of time and energy – and grieving the death of a spouse or romantic partner is especially overwhelming. At Cypress Lawn, our caring staff is well-acquainted with the complexities of grief. We talk to …
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  • How Receptions Create Togetherness

    So often, Bay Area families tell our staff at Cypress Lawn that their loved one’s visitation and funeral went by in a blur. That there wasn’t much of a chance to gather themselves emotionally, reflect, or connect with family and friends. We understand how this happens, what with feelings of shock, confusion, and exhaustion all …
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  • How to Cope When You Lose a Co-Worker

    A significant portion of adult life happens at work, and much of this time may be spent surrounded by co-workers. When a co-worker dies, the effects can be devastating and can be felt much more deeply than expected. Even if the relationship was not especially close or personal, there is a void left by someone …
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  • Our Common Belief: Service and Care Make All the Difference

    After a loved one dies, the family left behind has many decisions to make – including which funeral home to turn to for assistance. Here in the Bay Area, the choices are many, and we want families to know why they can trust our team when it comes to funeral, cremation, or burial. For us …
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  • Sharing What We’re Growing! – Tree Tours at Cypress Lawn Arboretum

      Here at Cypress Lawn Arboretum, the most memorable moments are those we share together, in kinship with both the trees and the people of this remarkable home for Bay Area and California history. The tales of times gone by, and those still growing, like that of our namesake Monterey cypress and so many other …
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