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Acute Loss Series #3: The Seeing Phase

“I can’t believe they’re gone…” If you’ve lost someone you love, you’re probably familiar with that sentiment. Every day at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, our professional team talks with people who are in shock after hearing news of a death. Some San Francisco Bay Area families who come to us to arrange a funeral, burial, […]

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Cypress Lawn Becomes Official Level I Arboretum

Trees have always been a centerpiece here at Cypress Lawn, dating back to our beginnings in 1892, when Founder William Hamden Noble brought in plant materials from around the world to create a stunning, park-like setting along the Bay Area peninsula. More than a century later, Cypress Lawn is widely known for its breathtaking views, […]

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The Acute Loss Period – Stage Two: The Sharing Phase

It feels wonderful to share happy news with the special people in our lives. We pick up the phone to tell loved ones about new jobs, engagements, and pregnancies. We post photos on social media of weddings, birthday celebrations, and long-awaited vacations beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. But what happens when something tragic or […]

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Celebrate Ching Ming at Cypress Lawn on April 5th

At Cypress Lawn, one of the many reasons we enjoy living in the San Francisco Bay Area is the opportunity to serve families from different cultural and faith backgrounds as they pay tribute to their loved ones in meaningful funeral services, visitations, and receptions. Every day, we see how beliefs, customs, and religious traditions bring […]

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The Acute Loss Period – Stage One: Hearing Phase

French poet Molière wrote, “If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.” It’s no secret that feelings of shock and sadness come on quickly when a loved one dies. You may know this pain firsthand if you’ve lost someone close to you. Here at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, as we’ve helped San Francisco […]

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See the World with Peace of Mind |Cypress Lawn’s Funeral Travel Protection Insurance

Are you one of the 68 million Americans who travel abroad each year? Whether for business or pleasure, seeing the world is easier than ever, as many on our staff here at Cypress Lawn can attest! Travel beyond the San Francisco Bay area can bring such a sense of wonder and adventure – especially during […]

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Tell Your Story Your Way – Preplan with Cypress Lawn

If you look back at your life, there are certain moments, experiences, and people that likely come to mind. It’s these relationships and memories that set you apart. The peaks and valleys, accomplishments and setbacks, the choices and lessons. These create your unique story. While it’s natural to share with others what makes you one […]

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New Historical Trolley Tours at Cypress Lawn

It is our pleasure to host our neighbors from the San Francisco Bay Area and those from far away, as they come to Cypress Lawn to enjoy the scenery, stroll our breathtaking grounds, and perhaps find and visit a loved one’s final resting place. We have been providing excellent funeral, cremation, and burial services for […]

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Honoring Tradition: The Healing Power of a Personalized Funeral

At Cypress Lawn, we see your loved one’s funeral as an opportunity to tell their unique story. To paint a picture of the passions, hobbies, and accomplishments that set them apart, and remember the wisdom, beliefs, and life experiences that made them who they were. In fact, psychologists and psychiatrists suggest that the best way […]

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The Holidays and Grief: It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Many on our team here at Cypress Lawn have lost a cherished friend or family member – and we know the holidays can magnify feelings of grief like nothing else. If the funeral was just weeks or months ago, there are questions like, “Who will bake our favorite pies now that Grandma is gone?” Or, […]

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