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Beloved Obituaries Celebrate Day of the Dead
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Wednesday, January 02, 2019


At the 2018 NFDA convention, Petra Lina Orloff, founder of the obituary writing service Beloved, made her booth a Mexican-themed celebration of life and death.

Beloved sponsored this Mariachi band to play at the company’s booth several times during the convention expo. In this video, they are playing the enduring popular tune, “Cielito Lindo.”

The end of October and beginning of November is the time Mexicans and Central Americans celebrate Day of the Dead. The National Funeral Directors Association’s conventions usually take place in late October, just before Day of the Dead.

Colorful skulls, urns, candles and sample obituaries.
Beloved’s Day of the Dead booth at NFDA 2018

Beloved’s booth featured decorative skulls Orloff created, papel picado tissue paper flags, marigolds, LED candles, and urns by Porcelains Unlimited. They also featured examples of obituaries they have written for clients.

Petra Lina Orloff founded Beloved to provide professional writers who specialize in the stories which celebrate life: obituaries and eulogies for our loved ones and our animal companions. Beloved provides a custom, personalized, handcrafted service for every piece they write.

Learn more at www.Beloved-Press.com.

Recorded at the 2018 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) convention and expo in Salt Lake City, Utah by Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®. Gail is a pioneering death educator, author, speaker, blogger and funeral trade press journalist.

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.

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

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