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Free Memorial Day Tours at Historic Fairview Cemetery
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Military markers in Historic Fairview Cemetery, Albuquerque, NM.
Military markers in Historic Fairview Cemetery, Albuquerque, NM.

This Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, the new board of the nonprofit Historic Fairview Cemetery in Albuquerque, NM, welcomes visitors to take a tour and learn about some of its famous (and infamous) residents. Two one-hour tours will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The historic section is accessed through the main entrance to Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale Blvd. SE.

While there are approximately 12,000 burial sites in the historic cemetery, fewer than 6,000 have markers. Among the well-known New Mexico family names on the tour are Galles, Dietz, Huning, and Ross. People from at least 23 countries and three Native American tribes are interred in Historic Fairview Cemetery.

Tours will be limited to groups of 10, and social distancing of 6 feet will be enforced. Attendees are asked to wear a face mask covering, wear sturdy shoes to protect from goat heads and bring a water bottle. Tours start at the interior entrance to the historic cemetery, located north of the cemetery office. Look for a registration table near the entrance to Congregation Albert’s section of the cemetery.

Historic Fairview Cemetery, founded in 1881, is now run by an Albuquerque nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining the cemetery and sharing the stories of its residents. Members of the board will be present on Memorial Day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the entrance to the historic area to discuss how people can get involved and provide more information.

Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death®, is president of the nonprofit board.

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Military markers in Historic Fairview Cemetery, Albuquerque, NM.
Military markers in Historic Fairview Cemetery, Albuquerque, NM.

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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