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What Our Flag Retirement Ceremony Means to Veterans

Serving our nation’s veterans – American’s heroes – is one of our biggest honors at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park. We ensure that Bay Area veterans are treated with respect and dignity as we help their families choose funeral and cremation services.We also host special events for veterans, including a flag retirement ceremony. […]

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A Career in the Funeral Industry: The Trip of a Lifetime

Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park has been providing compassionate and high-quality funeral and cremation services to families in the San Francisco Bay Area for well over a century. Over the years, a lot has changed. We now offer many unique ways for families to personalize any service that they plan with us, along […]

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Buried at Cypress: A Billionaire and a Medical Mystery

More than 300,000 souls from the Bay Area have been laid to rest at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park since our founder first opened our facility in 1892. Among the people who are resting in final peace among our serene and beautiful grounds are many well-known names, ranging in nature from statesmen to […]

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Grief Support Group

Talk to anyone who has lost a loved one, and it’s likely they would tell you about the many emotions involved, some quite unexpected. Part of our role when helping Bay Area families plan funerals, receptions, and burials is providing emotional support, knowing that the days following a death can be challenging. One of the […]

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The Acute Loss Period – Stage 7: The Celebrating Phase

The way the grief process unfolds is similar to riding on a rollercoaster. There are many ups and downs, and sometimes the path is unpredictable and full of unexpected twists and turns. At Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, it is our  honor to serve families in the San Francisco Bay area and guide them through the process of planning […]

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History of Colma – “The City of Souls”

The town of Colma, CA, in the San Francisco Bay Area is known as the “City of Souls,” because it is home to several cemeteries, including Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park. In fact, approximately 1.5 million “souls” reside in Colma, which was officially founded as a necropolis in 1924. Because of this, the […]

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The Acute Loss Period – Stage 6: The Reflecting Phase

When someone we love dies, part of us dies with that person. It’s common to feel adrift, unsure of what to do next, uncertain of how to create a “new normal.” One of the most important steps following a death is taking time to step away and reflect on how life will change going forward. […]

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Fun Summer Activities in San Francisco

Whether you happen to be in the San Francisco Bay Area visiting Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park or are already one of our neighbors, here are some fun summer activities you can enjoy with family and friends. We may be biased, but we think the beauty of our 200-acre grounds is unprecedented, making […]

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The Acute Loss Period – Stage Five: The Connecting Phase

Italian philosopher Thomas Aquinas wrote, “There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” This is especially noticeable when facing difficult circumstances in life, like the loss of a loved one. The grief process is unique for every person, yet there are certain stages that are imperative to the healing process. […]

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4 Treasures to See at Cypress Lawn this Summer

One of the sentiments we wholeheartedly believe is this: Cypress Lawn is for the living – and as soon as you begin to explore our vast, 200-acre grounds, you’ll see why. It’s the rolling terrain perched high upon the Bay Area coastline. It’s the fascinating history dating back to when California first began. And the […]

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