When all the arrangements had been made, I told the undertaker , whom Papa called Digger, that I wanted to see my father.
And he said a local undertaker had told him he had arranged at least four funerals after fatalities on that stretch of road over the last 20 years.
Straight after the funeral the undertaker gave us all the paperwork and had it in a folder for us, and said this was for our keeping, just to look at later.
When she died, her father arranged for the undertaker to pick up her body from the hospital on a Saturday.
He also operated a local undertaker 's business to which he brought his own wonderful sense of dignity and perspective.
The local undertaker carried the body into town for embalming, then returned it to the ranch where it was laid out in the living room.
When we went into the undertaker to arrange a grave, they said it had all been taken care of.
Michael served as an auctioneer from 1955 to 1997 and as a funeral undertaker and shopkeeper up to the time of his death.
We can't do anything now, but in the morning I'll write to the doctor, her lawyer, and the undertaker .
Just before the funeral, the undertaker came up to the elderly widow and asked: ‘How old was your husband?’