When I was searching for Celebrant's I had no idea where to turn.
I requested a referral from our funeral director who pointed me to
Dee as well as a couple other options. After reviewing the three
and also a list I had found myself...I knew Dee was the perfect
fit for our family. She spent hours with us, learning and fully
understanding our mom's story and incorporated all the pieces that
were of so much importance to our family. Dee took the time to
ensure I was confident with the direction of our tasks as we
moved forward and eased any concerns or reservations I had.
Dee superseded any and all expectations and told our mother's
story with such poise and grace. It was truly an honor
hearing her story.
Jes and Blane
Your gifts gave this grief focus and
attention which it so deserved. Your
gentle voice spoke of this wonderful
child who came into our lives so briefly.
I always have the utmost confidence
when I call upon Dee to celebrate a life
for a family. She has the ability to
capsulate a person's life in 45 min, be
tactfully truthful, and adapt to the
desires of a family for religious or non
religious kind of service.
Lyn Matteson, Crown Memorial Center
I can not express to you my gratitude
for what you did for us; you really did
help us in our time of grief. Dad's
service will always be remembered.
Our experience is that Dee is
awesome with creating a true
celebration of life. We are proud to
have Dee work with us and have her
represent our funeral home.
John and Amy Potter, Columbia Funeral Home
Dee has people skills that are
phenomenal. Families usually tell me
that with in ten minutes they felt like she
was part of the family. Her speaking
abilities are unmatched. I have never
encountered anyone that tells a life
story like Dee does. I can hang on her
every word for 45 min. and wonder
where the time went.
Carlos Bennet , Canby Funeral Chapel
Thank you for a job done beyond our wildest dreams
Aaron Duyck, Duyck and VanDeHey Funeral Home
It takes most people a lifetime to find their calling.
There is no doubt that you have found yours. We feel so
blessed to have met you and having you tell Dad's story.
You made a difficult day just beautiful. We can't thank you enough.
You did a superb job at Dad's service.
You conveyed fact and details about our family.
What pleased me so much was it was all done in an upbeat way.
People remarked that they left the service feeling good.
Nothing could have pleased me more.
Thank you so much for putting together such a beautiful memorial
celebration and service to honor and remember my mother.
Several people that were there have told me it was one of the most
beautiful memorial farewells they had ever attended.
Scott, St Helens
Thank you so much for the wonderful service you put together about
my mom for us. You really eased a very difficult time for us all.
I feel blessed that we met you. You made a sad time so much
easier to bear. It takes a lot to impress my sons but they
were very impressed with you. Your service both at the funeral
home and Willamette National were skillfully done and very meaningful.
Doris, St Helens
I am grateful to Dee Mitchell Certified Celebrant and Oregon Funerals Directors Association member, for helping us honor and remember our colleagues that we lost this past year. The work that Dee has done with the families of our colleagues has been a real blessing and we are grateful for her gift.
Amy B. Lowery, President, Oregon Funeral Directors Association