The cost for this 245-word death notice (obituary), without a photograph, to appear in The Washington Post is $482 for one weekday; the cost would increase to $515 for a Sunday listing. Adding a black-and-white photograph would increase the cost to $746 and a color photograph to $866. Permanently archiving the notice online would require an additional fee.
In contrast, a one-time, tax-deductible $49 registration fee ($24.50 with a Legacy Partner Discount Code) for the Americans All program includes, among other benefits, the option to create a 2,000-word legacy story—up to 1.000 words of which can be password protected. In addition, the story can be enhanced with color photographs, home movies, and audio or video recordings of the eulogies, as well as PDFs and links to other Web sites. These can be viewed forever on our Web-based Heritage Honor Roll and the home pages of Americans All Legacy Partners. The story can fully explore your honoree’s memories, accomplishments and life experiences, and can be updated and publish in additional languages, for free. If a 1,000-word story with a color photograph were to appear as a newspaper obituary, it would cost $2,440!
Of Bethesda, MD died suddenly on Sunday, December 20, 2015, in Miami, FL of natural causes, with her husband at her side. Wife of Stephen B. Miller, Marie-Claire was born in Jargeau, France on August 25, 1940. The daughter of Georges and Marie Louise Baudin, and middle sister to Micheline Charreire, Monique Grivilers, Marie-Noelle Roze and Marie-Christine Baudin. Marie-Claire is survived by her husband, Steve; children, Corinne Smithen of Montclair, NJ, Valerie Hochman of Bethesda, MD and Sandra Rosenband of South Orange, NJ; three sons-in-law: Kevin Smithen, Adam Hochman and David Rosenband; eight grandchildren, Chloe, Felicia and Scarlett Smithen, Ian and Drew Hochman, and Margot, Spencer and Paula Rosenband She is also survived by her sisters, nephews and nieces in France and in the USA, a large contingent of friends and extended family
Marie-Claire and Steve met in France during his US Army tour of duty. They enjoyed a long and happy marriage, a wonderful life filled with family, friends, travel, community and charitable work. Marie-Claire's most distinguishing character trait was her devotion to the people she cared about, tending to them, listening, visiting, keeping in close touch, always "being there" for each and every one.
Funeral Services are scheduled for December 23, 2015, at 2:15 P.M. at Norbeck/ Judean Memorial Gardens Chapel, Olney, MD. The family will be receiving visits from 6 to 9 P.M., on Wednesday, December 23 and from 12 noon to 5 P.M. on Thursday, December 24 at the Miller residence.
If you still want to use a newspaper obituary to provide basic information, the total cost would be substantially lower, and the message far more powerful, if the announcement was linked to an Americans All legacy story. A seven-line newspaper obituary, without a photograph, costs $135. Even accounting for our $49 registration fee, the total is only $184. By joining our program, you gain access to a comprehensive and permanent way to honor your loved one as well as other benefits for you and your family. Moreover, if circumstances permit, an important advantage of our approach is the opportunity to involve the honoree in creating his or her legacy story.
This is how you could combine a short notice with a more comprehensive legacy story of your honoree.
Marie-Claire Jeanne (Baudin) Miller
Survived by husband Steve, and children
Corinne, Valerie and Sandra, passed
suddenly from natural causes. Services
at 2:15 p.m. on December 23, Norbeck/
Judean Memorial Gardens Chapel.
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