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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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  • Dancing on the Brink of the World: Volume VIII — Veteran

    Veteran Cypress   Rugged beauty on continent’s edge, Your rounded canopy swept by fog Gives little hint of your ultimate fate. Below, in the canyon, your gnarled roots Cling, oh so firmly, to weathered stone; And above, your thickened buttress stands Rock-solid, fixing that massive trunk   Yet, even now, your buttress splits, And adjacent …
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  • Why We Believe Everyone Needs Death Education

    Many people find death a difficult topic to discuss. Here at Cypress Lawn, we try to remind the families we serve in the Bay Area that death is a part of life. Our compassionate staff members know it’s not easy to think or talk about death, but we believe everyone can benefit from learning more …
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  • How to Support a Caregiver

    Being a full-time caregiver is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Caregiving encompasses a lot of responsibilities beyond the demands of healthcare. Childcare, tutoring, and household chores like cooking and laundry often fall onto a caregiver’s plate. At Cypress Lawn, our compassionate staff understands the importance of caregiving in the lives of so …
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  • Why Permanent Memorialization Is Important for Grief

    Grieving the death of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences we can encounter in life. At Cypress Lawn, our compassionate team regularly works with families from San Francisco and the Bay Area who are coping with intense loss. Apart from a funeral, a great way to support and heal during this …
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  • Cremation With Confidence™: For Families Looking for a Cremation Service They Can Trust

    As cremation continues to grow in popularity, families in San Francisco and the Bay Area are seeking a reliable cremation service provider. At Cypress Lawn, we pride ourselves on our Cremation with Confidence™ Guarantee, which offers local families the assurance they need when choosing cremation for their loved ones. Here are some ways that being …
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  • Coping with the Death of a Child on Father’s Day

    Father’s Day is customarily a day of celebration when children and fathers everywhere gather to enjoy each other’s company. If your child has died, this holiday can be particularly difficult to face. You may not even feel like acknowledging Father’s Day at all. At Cypress Lawn, our compassionate staff knows how challenging it is to …
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  • Fun Summer Activities That the Whole Family Will Love

    Each year when the weather warms, our neighbors across San Francisco embrace all that our beautiful area has to offer by way of summer activities. Family-friendly options abound, and our staff at Cypress Lawn loves to explore all that the Bay Area has to offer this time of year with their loved ones. Here are …
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