A Clever Look
When I looked at this obituary, I was surprised that it was as long as it was. I have read many obituaries in the Sunday paper but they are never that extensive. I suppose it depends on what the family wants it to say. Many families do not want to open up so much information to the public. Although from reading this, I see how it is helpful to add about religious backround and achievements of their life in order to celebrate them rather than mourn.
The obituary was very well-written given the cercumstances that nobody wants to read about death (at least I hope not). The interviews were great and showed who the deceased person truly was to all of those around her. This is a great lesson in how to interview for profile pieces because it is important to understand that you shouldn't just interview the key person to get all the interesting facts.