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Self Written Obituary

Ann Brenoff

This Is The Best Obit. Ever. | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty

Sometimes, even in death, the best person to get the job done is yourself. We figure that's what led Margaret (Marge) Aitken Holcombe to write her own...

Self-Written Obit Becomes Ultimate Way To Have The Last Word

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.03.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

There was a time when the obituaries were the best read part of your daily newspaper. That was, of course, back in the days when you actually had a daily newspaper. But as news moved online and the people producing it skewed younger, writing about someone's death -- or more accurately someone's life at the time they died -- became less of an art form.

Seattle Author's Powerful Self-Written Obituary Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.07.2013 | Fifty

Seattle-based author and editor Jane Catherine Lotter had many accomplishments in her life -- notably, a weekly humor column called "Jane Explains" an...