The Last Track

The Last Track

Bateman Funeral Home is focused on helping people showcase their life story in their final wishes. This podcast is designed to provide tips and tools, as well as answer common questions about the funeral industry, to help people navigate the funeral planning process.

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August 3, 2022 11 min

Sometimes it can feel uncomfortable to bring up the conversation or figure out where to start when discussing your final wishes. In this episode, Brian talks about ways to start planning both on your own and with your loved ones. He gives ideas on what to look at to start the process of planning your final wishes. Brian also gives ideas on different ways to bring up the conversation with loved ones such as going to The Conversation...

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While most deaths today are due to chronic illness such as heart disease and cancers, death can occur unexpectedly in accidents and sudden severe illness. This is why it is important to start the conversation about final wishes early. In this episode, Brian talks about what things should be addressed in a conversation about death. He explains what information your funeral director will need to know in an arrangement conference and ...

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August 3, 2022 9 min

When people who haven’t had conversations about death and dying become seriously ill or injured, often their family has to make difficult decisions on their behalf about the medical care they receive.  In this episode, Brian talks about different reasons it can be good to start the conversation about what your final wishes are before there is a need. He also provides ideas on different times that could be a natural opening to the c...

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For this podcast mini series, Brian talks about different religious funeral rituals and gives a brief overview for each of the religions covered in this series. In this episode, Brian talks about different Eastern Orthodox and Russian Orthodox rituals and traditions you may see. He talks about the readings that you may hear if you attend a funeral of someone who belongs to one of these religions. Brian also talked about hearing a c...

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For this podcast mini series, Brian talks about different religious funeral rituals and gives a brief overview for each of the religions covered in this series.  In this podcast, Brian talks about different Catholic rituals and traditions you may see if you attend a Catholic funeral. He talks about the rosary and how there may be a visitation before the funeral. Brian explains about the different types of crosses, holy communion, a...

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For this podcast mini series, Brian talks about different religious funeral rituals and gives a brief overview for each of the religions covered in this series. In this episode, Brian talks about different Jewish rituals and traditions you may see if you attend a Jewish funeral. He explains the requirements for the casket, the natural burial, and the Shiva society. Brian also talks about different requests that may be made, such as...

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For this podcast mini series, Brian talks about different religious funeral rituals and gives a brief overview for each of the religions covered in this series. In this podcast, Brian talks about different Buddhist rituals and traditions you may see if you attend a Buddhist funeral. He talks about the different colors of candles present, food offerings, clothing and many other rituals you may see if you attend a Buddhist funeral.
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For this podcast mini series, Brian talks about different religious funeral rituals and gives a brief overview for each of the religions covered in this series. In this episode, Brian talks about different Latter Day Saint/LDS funeral rituals and traditions you may see if you attend an LDS funeral. He talks about religious clothing that you may see if there is a visitation before the funeral. Brian also explains the difference betw...

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June 10, 2022 15 min

If you have not attended a funeral before or don't know the funeral customs of the person who has passed away, the idea of attending can be overwhelming. It is perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed, especially when grieving. This quick guide will talk about the most common funeral traditions. Please note this is not a complete guide and it is best to ask about any specific customs that will be observed. In this episode, Brian ta...

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When someone has died by suicide, there can be a lot of emotions and heartache involved. There can be a lot of questions on how to talk about the person after they have died and how to celebrate their life. In this episode, Brian addresses common questions people have when preparing to attend a funeral for someone who died by suicide. He talks about how a view may look like, what could occur at the funeral and the reception after. ...

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If you have not attended a funeral before or don't know the funeral customs of the person who has passed away, the idea of attending can be overwhelming. It is perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed, especially when grieving. This quick guide will talk about the most common funeral traditions. Please note this is not a complete guide and it is best to ask about any specific customs that will be observed. In this episode, Brian ta...

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Lee LeMasters served in the US Navy, upon the USS Anderson DD-411 and the USS Hollandia CVE-97. He was an integral part of many Memorial Day celebrations, reading his poetry about serving in World War 2 and reflecting on those who died in the service of our country. In loving memory of Lee LeMasters, we share his poems one last time.  

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Going on a vacation or trip should be a fun and exciting adventure. But the reality is, especially for those with a pre-existing or terminal condition, no one knows when or where they will pass away. So the question to be considered is whether purchasing a travel protection plan would be worthwhile or not.
A travel protection plan is meant to be a way to protect your family against the cost of transporting remains back to your fune...

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May 3, 2022 14 min

Whether or not you fund a preneed with a funeral home, having your wishes on file with the funeral home of your choice is always a good idea. This provides your family members and next of kin with a guide on what your final wishes were. In this podcast, Brian talks about the benefits on funding a preneed and different ways to do so. He also talks about ways to self fund a funeral and how that would compare to a fully funded preneed...

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May 3, 2022 12 min

In this podcast, Brian talks about how to take an urn on a plane. A lot has changed with the added security in airports and it is not as simple to take an urn on a plane as it was. Brian addresses the process of how to take an urn on a plane and transport it both nationally and internationally. He also addresses alternative ways to transport an urn, such as shipping an urn through USPS.  


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For this trilogy, Brian answers questions about different funeral industry terminology. In this podcast, Brian answers "What is the difference between a funeral home, mortuary and funeral parlor?" He talks about the history of how funeral parlors started and why that name is still used in some places today. Brian also talks about what the difference between a mortuary and morgue is. 
If you have any questions, you can email ...

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For this trilogy, Brian answers questions about different funeral industry terminology. In this podcast, Brian answers the questions "Are all funeral directors embalmers?" He talks about how those two titles require different licensing, have different education requirements, and gives advice to anyone interested in becoming a funeral director or embalmer.
If you have any questions, you can email Brian at info@batemanpaci...

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For this trilogy, Brian answers questions about different funeral industry terminology. In this podcast, Brian answers "What is the difference between a funeral director, undertaker, and mortician?". He talks about the different definitions of each of those titles, how their jobs are different and what is required to become licensed in those careers.
If you have any questions, you can email Brian at info@batemanpacificvi...

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In this podcast, Brian interviews Theresa from Samaritan Evergreen Hospice. Theresa Karlik is an RN and the manager of Samaritan’s coastal hospice team for Samaritan Evergreen Hospice. The coastal hospice team, based in Newport, provides hospice care to patients throughout Lincoln County and into Tillamook County.  This interview focused on the mission of hospice and end of life care. Brian asks her about what is needed to go onto ...

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In this podcast trilogy, Brian goes over different types of funeral services. For this episode, Brian talks about types of services involving cremation. He defines what a direct cremation is, a memorial versus a funeral,  and visitation and viewing. It also talks about holding a celebration of life, a traditional funeral and how to have a viewing for a person being cremated. At the end, Brian covers alkaline hydrolysis, commonly re...

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