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Free Talk with Funny Films for Funeral Planning
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Friday, February 08, 2019


Colorado residents, get ready to laugh and learn as Gail Rubin presents “Kicking the Bucket List: Organizing Things to Do Before You Die with Funny Films for Funeral Planning.” The free talk will take place on Friday, March 8, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Lone Tree Public Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado. The library is close to the Lincoln Avenue exit off of I-25.

Flyer for Lone Tree Library talk March 8, 2019

Topics to be Covered

This talk focuses on practical ways to downsize excess goods without being overwhelmed by the job, what you need to know to organize your information for your executor, and how to plan for end-of-life issues. Film clips from comedy films and television programs add to the wealth of information and illustrate funeral planning issues. Learn what you need to know before someone dies to reduce stress and conflict, save money and create a “good goodbye.." Just as talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals won’t make you dead – and your family will benefit from the conversation.

The two hour presentation will include time for audience questions and answers. Refreshments will be provided. Gail Rubin will sell and sign her books and other products, including the popular T-shirt that reads, “The one who dies with the most toys… still dies.

About Gail Rubin, CT

Gail Rubin speaking, photo by Pete Vidal.
Gail Rubin speaking, photo by Pete Vidal.

Gail Rubin, known as The Doyenne of Death®, helps get end-of-life and funeral planning conversations started with a light touch on a serious subject.  As an award-winning speaker, she uses humor and funny film clips to attract people to topics many would rather avoid: taking care of advance medical directives, estate planning and funeral planning. 

Gail pioneered the Death Cafe movement in the United States. She hosted the first Death Cafe west of the Mississippi in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September, 2012. “Lola” is her Death Cafe mascot. She also held the first Before I Die Festival west of the Mississippi in October, 2017. 

After Gail’s visit to Lone Tree, she’ll be appearing at the Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in Nederland, CO.  She presents “Grandpa’s in the TUFF Shed." and emcees The Newly-Dead Game® at this wild and wacky festival celebrating all things dead and frozen. Learn more at www.FrozenDeadGuyDays.org

This event is sponsored by Heflebower Funeral & Cremation Services based in Highlands Ranch, eco-friendly funeral product provider Passages International (check out their new BioTree Urn), and Seven Stones Botanical Garden Cemetery in Littleton.

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.

A Good Goodbye
Albuquerque, NM