I have discovered a few sample eulogies for you, an outline for
composing a eulogy for a church or graveside service and I have
included some words that give me comfort.
Outline from http://www.rochesterfuneralhomes.com/Resource_Guides/Writing_a_eulogy.html
Names of parents
Occupations (where they worked and how long)
Social organizations they belonged to
Human Interest Information
Events that shaped the deceased's thoughts
Fond memories of your own
Philosophies of life
Poems or Prose
* [optional since the person is non church member]
Favorite words of mine:
The reconstruction of a poem for a Google Answers customer
Ah, see! She sleeps in perfect rest,
Still as the flowers above her breast;
A statue of repose she seems,
Unvexed by any earthly dreams;
Gods angel, men call Death, hath brought,
Gods peace, that passeth human thought.
Of care and weariness and pain
No haunting memories remain.
From night of earth her spirit wakes
While the eternal morning breaks.
Illness and age have passed away;
She finds her sweet,lost youth to-day.
She has gone out from the home so dear
Made by her presence bright with cheer.
Since, as a bride, she came to be
Homes angel of sweet ministry, -
To enter Homes eternal door
Whence none go out forevermore.
Above her rest we speak her praise-
Of the loving heart, the winning ways.
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Wishing by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Song of the Spirit by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
You and Today by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The Wish by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Illusion by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Thank you for the opportunity to answer this question and, should you
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poems of Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"The Road Not Taken"
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