News & Events

Skylawn gives every family in our community unique opportunities to learn, share and remember through our news & events. Each of our educational, grief support and remembrance events is designed to appeal to a wide age range — and it is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds and ease sorrows.  We invite you to check in regularly to get details about upcoming events and learning opportunities.


  • Begins
    08 Nov

    Year-End Savings Event

    Pre-arrange now and take advantage of these great offers for a limited time: 15% off funeral, cremation and cemetery plans* Additional 5% off for Veterans and First Responders* Convenient monthly payments* 36 month interest rebate* Call 650.389.5837 today to save!   Request more information about these special offers: *Offer ends December 31, 2018. Applies to pre-arranged plans

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  • What to Do Next: FAQs about Death and Funerals

    What to Do Next: FAQs about Death and Funerals

    When a loved one dies, there are suddenly many decisions to make and questions to answer. It can feel overwhelming and you may not know where to start. This helpful list of frequently asked questions will guide you as you navigate this difficult and unfamiliar terrain.   What do I do when a death occurs? Call us immediately at (650) 227-3142. We’re here

  • Poems Befitting a Funeral

    Poems Befitting a Funeral

    Readings at funerals in the past have traditionally been from a religious text. However, modern funerals can be designed to reflect your personality, and readings can range from literary passages to song lyrics and everything in between.   Here are a few excerpts from poems that might appeal to you for a funeral service.  When I am dead, my dearest – Christina Rosetti: When I am dead, my

  • What Is Meant by “Dying Well?”

    What Is Meant by “Dying Well?”

    Death is a certainty for all of us, but it’s not one we like to think about often. It can be uncomfortable to spend time thinking or talking about death because it means addressing our own mortality. On the other hand, it may be healthy to give it some thought. Recently, there’s been talk in

  • Learning to Talk about Death

    Learning to Talk about Death

    Do you ever talk about death? Death can be a very difficult thing to discuss, and for many people, it’s taboo. Why is that? Talking about death can be frightening because it causes us to think about our own mortality. However, talking about it can also decrease fear, empowering us to live more fully.   It

  • What should we do with Mom’s stuff?

    What should we do with Mom’s stuff?

    When a parent dies, it can be overwhelming for the family. In addition to experiencing the grief that comes with a loved one’s passing, people who have lost a parent often feel intimidated by how much there is to do! In addition to dealing with legalities and paperwork, adult children may suddenly find themselves cleaning

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