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Find a Grave | Famous Epitaphs

find a graveYou hope to find a grave that best represents a certain family member, or family members. Deciding on a marker for them that speaks to their beliefs, interests, and or personality is not a task you take lightly. In your search to find a grave marker that fulfills these requirements, consider some of these famous epitaphs as sources of inspiration:

Like the cover of an old book

its contents torn out,

and stripped of its lettering and gilding,

lies here, food for worms.

But the work shall not be wholly lost,

for it will, as he believed, appear once more,

in a new and more perfect edition,

corrected and amended

by the Author. ~ Writer, Printer and U.S. President – Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)

Excuse my dust. ~ Writer, Poet, Activist – Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

That’s all folks. ~ Voice Actor – Mel Blanc (1908-1989)

A gentle man and a gentleman. ~ Fighter – Jack Dempsey (1895-1983)

3.14159265358979323846264338327950 ~ Mathematician – Ludolph van Ceulen (1540-1610)

Even amidst fierce flames the golden lotus can be planted. ~ Writer – Sylvia Plath Hughes (1932-1963)

To yesterday’s companionship and tomorrow’s reunion. ~ ActressRita Hayworth (1918-1947)

Looking into the portals of eternity teaches that the brotherhood of man is inspired

by God’s word; then all prejudices of race vanishes away. ~ U.S. President – George Washington (1789-1797)

Here are a couple of ideas when you want to find a grave and epitaph for couples, parents, grandparents, etc. who share a crypt:

Together again. ~ Actor and Comedian  George Burns (1896-1986) and his wife, Comedienne – Gracie Allen (1895-1964)

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. ~ Author – F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) and his wife,  Zelda Fitzgerald (1920-1940).  (This is a line from one of Fitzgerald’s books.)

If you need more inspiration for epitaphs as you continue your search to find a grave, this list is a good place to start. After selecting an epitaph, you may have questions about preparing a marker and other details. Please contact Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery at 480-832-2850 and our staff will help you with these arrangements.

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