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Protect Yourself and Your Family: Preplan with Cypress Lawn

We see it all too often at Cypress Lawn: Members of a Bay Area family meet with us after their loved one dies, and they have to make numerous difficult decisions about the funeral, burial, or cremation. Most families have no idea about the many details involved, not to mention the costs, or whether their […]

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Sharing Food, Sharing Memories: Healing Through Receptions

When a loved one dies, there is often pressure from family and friends to feel sad for just a short time – then return to life as usual. Mental health experts take it a step further, saying it is natural for people to respond to a difficult or painful situation by avoiding it completely. To […]

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Great American Moments in California History

One of our favorite holidays here at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home is the 4th of July, as families don their red, white, and blue, and gather throughout the Bay Area to celebrate our country’s freedom. American history, with its ever-evolving victories and hardships, has shaped us, as individuals, as well as the […]

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School’s Out for Summer! How to Keep the Learning Going

For many Bay Area families, summertime means cooling off at a local beach or splash pad, planning hikes and picnics, and – how about this for an interesting destination? – visiting a cemetery! If you’re on the lookout for a unique adventure everyone will enjoy, Cypress Lawn offers stunning surroundings with endless opportunities to learn […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Father’s Memory Alive

Losing a parent is never easy, no matter your age or stage in life. Over time, grief shows itself in different ways, and often, holidays are a painful reminder of loved ones who have died. There is an emptiness and an absence that is almost indescribable. This is especially true when special days like Father’s […]

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Make Sure Your Story is Told Through a Family Website

Nothing bonds families more than shared stories and experiences. In fact, numerous studies over the last few years show the single most important thing you can do for your loved ones is develop a strong family narrative. When children and adults alike have a sense of being part of a larger story, they are more […]

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The Proper Way to Retire an American Flag

The tradition of honoring men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military dates back to the 1860s and is still going strong today. Every year, Cypress Lawn hosts a special Memorial Day observance, where all of our San Francisco Bay Area neighbors are welcome to pay tribute to veterans for their service […]

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4 Ways to Offer Thanks to a Hospice Caregiver

In hospitals, care communities, and homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, there are skilled and compassionate physicians, nurses, aids, social workers, administrators, and volunteers working together to help people who are seriously ill or aging. All of us at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home know that these caregivers often leave a lasting […]

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Your Family Can Celebrate Arbor Day With Us!

Pop quiz: On our country’s very first Arbor Day, held in Nebraska in 1872, how many trees were planted in the area? 1,000 10,000 100,000 1,000,000,000 Believe it or not, more than one million trees were planted on that single day in 1872! Talk about welcoming a new holiday with a bang! Since then, Arbor […]

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Protecting Your Legacy and Ours: The Cemetery Endowment Care Fund

There’s no question San Francisco is one of the most picturesque cities in the U.S., and Cypress Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home is its perfect microcosm, with stunning natural beauty, iconic buildings, and a storied history dating back to 1892. It was then that our founder, Hamden Noble, initiated the Cypress Lawn Endowment Care […]

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