Stories tagged: funeral
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017
Cornell funeral: ‘Chris was as melodic as The Beatles, as rocking as Sabbath and as haunting as Edgar Allan Poe’
Soundgarden music played from a portable speaker outside the cemetery’s gates as a group of about a dozen fans gathered outside. Chauffeured cars and sport utility vehicles arrived carrying mourners, …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017
Late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell will be laid to rest Friday at a private memorial service at a Hollywood cemetery that is the final resting place of numerous stars.
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017
Laughter, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017
On Friday, March 18, 2016, Stella Merritt awoke to find her husband, Bob, dead. Four days later, she felt like she lost him again.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
A wooden box containing Fidel Castro’s ashes was placed by his brother and successor on Sunday into the side of a granite boulder that has become Cuba’s only official monument …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
The top leadership of Texas and law enforcement officials from across the nation joined family and friends of San Antonio police Detective Benjamin Marconi to pay tribute to the officer …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016
Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump said Saturday at the funeral for conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly that the “movement has lost its hero.”
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016
Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country’s devastating earthquake passed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
A funeral is set for a state lawmaker’s 10-year-old son who was killed while riding a Kansas waterslide billed as the world’s tallest.
Fri., July 15, 2016
A large U.S. flag hung from the ladders of two fire trucks as hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of Michael Krol, a Michigan native who moved to Dallas …
Mon., June 20, 2016
Animosities and separations are not conditions you are born with. Rather, they are conditions you choose.
Wed., June 8, 2016
Muslim prayers over the body of Muhammad Ali will be witnessed worldwide Thursday, offering a window into a religion many outsiders know little about, but have come to scorn.
Fri., May 6, 2016
Former Montana U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns is being remembered as a personable lawmaker who stirred controversy with his politically incorrect words but consistently delivered for his constituents.
Fri., May 6, 2016
Thousands of people from across the Navajo Nation came together Friday to share their grief at the funeral of an 11-year-old girl who was lured to her death by a …
UPDATED: Wed., April 6, 2016
A funeral is planned Wednesday on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation for the man who was tribe’s the last surviving war chief, Joe Medicine Crow.
Wed., March 30, 2016
Mourners paid their respects Wednesday to infamous ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who died last week at age 46 after fighting cancer.
Fri., March 11, 2016
Nancy Reagan called her husband’s presidential library “the shining city on the hill,” using a phrase that President Reagan had borrowed from history to describe his aspirations for the nation.
Wed., March 9, 2016
Three days of formal mourning for former first lady Nancy Reagan began Wednesday with a private service before her casket was taken in a police-escorted motorcade up an empty freeway …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016
Thousands of mourners are expected to pay their respects to the late Justice Antonin Scalia as he lies in repose Friday at the Supreme Court.
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016
Celine Dion’s husband protected her from the gritty business details of her career as he struck the deals that defined her superstar status, including saying yes to her mega hit …
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Five “insane criminals” made a bloody escape from the state asylum at Medical Lake and two of them −a murderer and burglar − remained …
Wed., Sept. 30, 2015
A gold catcher’s mitt was placed on top of his remains. But on a day filled with stories from a lifetime in baseball, Yogi Berra was remembered for being more …
Sun., June 22, 2014
Hundreds of friends and family members of Army Cpl. Justin Clouse gathered at Life Center church Saturday to bid farewell to the soldier killed in a friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan. …
Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
CHEHALIS, Wash. — The family of Jerry Moon wants to know how the wrong body ended up in his casket at his Washington state funeral.
Fri., Aug. 30, 2013
Natasha Belton struggled to stay calm when a member of the United States Army Area Veterans Honor Guard handed her the American flag that had covered her great-grandfather’s casket. “I …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013
Natasha Belton struggled to stay calm when a member of the United States Army Area Veterans Honor Guard handed her the American flag that had covered her great-grandfather’s casket.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013
Bill Belton won’t see his father, Delbert “Shorty” Belton, laid to rest with full military honors this afternoon. He can’t. The cancer destroying his body has left him bedridden, unable …
Wed., Feb. 20, 2013
Kevin O’Grady was the kind of guy who was never late. “If he told you he’d pick you up at 5 o’clock, he’d get there by 4:59,” the Air Force …
Tue., May 11, 2010
Last Sunday, as the clock ticked a few beats past midnight, Spokane lost a wonderful guy. Charley Schlesinger died peacefully at Deaconess Medical Center. He was 61.