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August 17: Before I Die El Paso Event
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Monday, July 22, 2019


The El Paso Funeral Museum by Perches Funeral Homes is holding a one-day Before I Die Festival with Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®. This upbeat event will take place Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 6111 S. Desert Blvd., El Paso, Texas.

In this video, Gail interviews Salvador Perches, CEO of Perches Funeral Homes, about their goals for this Before I Die seminar.

Before I Die events help people plan ahead for their 100% guaranteed mortality with multiple death-discussion-friendly activities. Gail Rubin says that taking even a few small steps can reduce the stress, conflict and confusion death causes.

The seminar is free and registration is required. The schedule of events includes:

  • A Death Cafe conversation and The Newly-Dead Game®.
  • Speakers and panel discussions on a range of end-of-life issues.
  • A Lunch and Learn with a local estate planning attorney.
  • Everything You Want To Know about Death ….. But Were Afraid to Ask.
  • Free Breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered attendees.
  • Door Prizes, a Funny Funeral Film & More!

There will be valuable information for health care professionals, caregivers, and the general public. Call 915-209-0097 for more information. Register online through this link.

About the El Paso Funeral Museum

The El Paso Funeral Museum is located at 6111 S. Desert Blvd., El Paso, Texas.

The El Paso Funeral Museum was inspired by Perches Funeral Homes to enlighten and educate the El Paso community on one of man’s oldest cultures, professions and rituals, and to celebrate the traditions of the funeral service industry. The museum serves as an educational resource with materials designed to focus on learning. This Funeral museum has real artifacts, dioramas, and exhibits that provide a unique and interesting environment that fosters learning for all ages.

About Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®

Gail Rubin, humorous motivational speaker for hospice
Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®

Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist, is a pioneering death educator. Rubin is a public speaker, a published author of three books, host of a TV interview series and podcast, a blogger, a funeral industry trade journalist, a Certified Funeral Celebrant, and an innovator in the funeral business. She created a conversation-starting game called The Newly-Dead Game®, introduced the Death Café movement in the United States, and held the first Before I Die Festival west of the Mississippi in 2017. Albuquerque Business First named her one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Her essay, “Alway Embrace Your Uniqueness,” is featured in the new book, 1Habit: 100 Habits from the World’s Happiest Achievers.

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

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