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Elaine Braden's Celebration of Life

Green House Cottages, Carmel, Indiana
June 6, 2022

The Celebration of Life for Elaine Braden was held on June 6, 2022, at Green House Cottages in Carmel, Indiana. It was a very nice event attended by family, Ellen's neighborhood friends, the head of Transitions Hospice and one of her nurses that attended to Elaine. Those attending were provided a very nice program and given an opportunity to share memories on a "Memory Card" that was provided. Music for the Celebration of Life was provided by a local keyboard player, John, and he did an excellent job. The scripture message was delivered by Pastor Mac, the chaplain for Transitions Hospice. A "Life of Elaine" DVD "slide show" with music was shown on a TV and DVD player that Ellen brought in.

Participants had an opportunity to share their Memories of Elaine and they were sometimes humorous but always touching. Following the ceremony, participants were invited to partake of some very tasty snacks that included shrimp, meatballs and sauce, sandwiches, fruit cups, and cookies. Beverages were provided throughout the service and thereafter.

It was a very nice event, and afterwards, family gathered at the Fairfield Inn to further share memories.

Our thanks to Green House Cottages who allowed us to conduct the Celebration of Life there and supported us in many ways for the ceremony.

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Celebration of Life Program

Celebration of Life
Opening Prayer

From Romans 8:38-39
Dear Lord, we thank You for the life of Elaine Braden. We acknowledge this day is a difficult day for some of us. But we take courage in her life and the act of love and care she showed to others. Elaine - our Mom - echoed the love and care You showed on the cross. So, Father we are persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. We celebrate our memories of Elaine and ask that You fill that empty void in our hearts, Amen.

Jay with the Opening Welcome

Ellen Sharing Memories

Hospice Chaplain Pastor Mac Delivering the Scripture Lesson

Jay's Message for the Celebration of Life Ceremony
Robert's Message for the Celebration of Life Ceremony
Other Memories and Messages of Condolence