A place of healing and reflection
A consistent place for healing allows for family and friends to find comfort long after the services are over. There are a wide variety of personalized options for both burial and cremation. Finding the perfect memorial is a reflection of the life lived for future generations to learn about their ancestry.
Creating the Perfect Memorial
We understand that selecting a monument can sometimes seem overwhelming. It can be a difficult decision coming at a difficult time, or it could simply be planning for the future, but in any case we understand that there are emotional ties to picking the perfect memorial. Our Monument Design Specialists work with you every step of the way to ensure you end up with the exact memorial that uniquely memorializes your loved one and celebrates a life lived. We make the process simple so you can have the peace of mind that your memorial will be a perfect, lasting reflection of your loved one.
Bixby Funeral Service makes choosing a monument convenient. We work with all budgets and serve all cemeteries and faiths.
Place your trust in us to create and install a monument that will be a constant source of inspiration for the living and a perfect reflection of the unique life it represents.
How Do I Get Started?
Contact us when you’re ready to begin and we will set up a time to meet in person.
Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One
How to memorialize a loved one who has passed is an experience unique to everyone. Just as we all mourn differently, people travel along the path of grief in their own way and at their own pace. And when it comes to remembering their dearest beloved, there is no right or wrong way. How you choose to memorialize the deceased depends on what you feel is most important to them and to you. Here are some other ideas for unique ways to memorialize a loved one:
- Hear their Voice – not hearing your loved one’s voice every day can make you realize how much you miss talking to them. But if you didn’t get a chance to record shared conversations or even just their laugh, you can still save and archive old voicemail messages on your phone. There are various companies that specialize in downloading voicemails and saving them permanently as MP3s or in CD form. Saving the voice of your loved one allows you to remember their voice pattern and forms of speech and this can be a powerful memorial you can share with future generations.
- Movie Night – was your loved one a film buff? Plan a memorial movie night and watch their favorite shows while nibbling on their favorite snacks. Invite family and friends and turn it into a social entertainment event in memory of the deceased.
- Share the Light – use the power of the internet to schedule a candle lighting event for a special date and time. Invite family and friends both near and far, and ask them to light a candle at the same time in remembrance of the deceased. Collect photos from the participants and share them online or use them in a memorial photo album.
- Work of Art – cremated ashes are easily turned into a pieces of art. Using ashes creatively in paintings, sculptures, or glass art is a unique way to keep a piece of your beloved close in a physical memorial. These one of a kind art works can also become special heirlooms that are passed down the family tree, thus ensuring that the deceased always remains a part of the family.
- Sports Fan – perhaps your loved one was a big sports fan and enjoyed watching major athletic events, e.g., the Olympics, Super Bowl, Wimbledon, etc. You can celebrate their love for the game by watching their favorite team play, or join in a sporting activity that you know they would have enjoyed. Doing something active is a great way to combat the grief that accompanies a loss, and you can share the activity with others and memorialize the event as often as you like.
- Memorial Grant/Scholarship – if you are financially able, set up a grant or scholarship in your loved one’s name. The grants and scholarships can go to local schools, colleges, or non-profit organizations where they will be put to good use in memory of the deceased.