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Louis Espinoza
B: 1936-07-25
D: 2017-06-13
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Espinoza, Louis
Jean Lauderdale
B: 1935-12-29
D: 2017-06-09
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Lauderdale, Jean
Shirley Nedeleff
B: 1940-09-12
D: 2017-06-01
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Nedeleff, Shirley
Ronald Gilbert
B: 1946-11-02
D: 2017-05-26
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Gilbert, Ronald
Mayrene Bland
B: 1917-07-16
D: 2017-05-12
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Bland, Mayrene
Wallace Neeley
B: 1934-06-16
D: 2017-05-09
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Neeley, Wallace
Verna Clancy
B: 1921-09-18
D: 2017-04-24
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Clancy, Verna
Deborah Pinon
B: 1958-10-19
D: 2017-04-23
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Pinon, Deborah
Katherine Aragon
B: 1922-09-18
D: 2017-04-19
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Aragon, Katherine
Carolyn Roy
B: 1952-06-04
D: 2017-04-16
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Roy, Carolyn
Marvin Settle
B: 1927-11-16
D: 2017-04-15
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Settle, Marvin
Jerry Andrews
B: 1954-02-03
D: 2017-04-10
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Andrews, Jerry
Donna Arambula
B: 1960-03-16
D: 2017-04-08
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Arambula, Donna
Harold Lewis
B: 1927-05-31
D: 2017-04-06
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Lewis, Harold
Elisabeth Misajon
B: 1928-12-14
D: 2017-04-02
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Misajon, Elisabeth
Mary Iannarelli
B: 1949-09-01
D: 2017-03-25
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Iannarelli, Mary
Richard Woods
B: 1929-06-08
D: 2017-03-09
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Woods, Richard
Dorothy Matthews (Rankins)
B: 1924-08-27
D: 2017-03-09
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Matthews (Rankins), Dorothy
Eleanor Bertagna
B: 1927-03-28
D: 2017-02-25
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Bertagna, Eleanor
Ronald Pritchard
B: 1945-04-12
D: 2017-02-23
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Pritchard, Ronald
Chang-Ren He
B: 1947-05-11
D: 2017-02-10
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He, Chang-Ren

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Oakmont Funeral and Cremation Services at Vacaville is proud to serve as a Community Partner in the We Honor Veterans Program!

We Honor Veterans is a program by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). The NHPCO is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing Hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

As a We Honor Veterans Community Partner, Oakmont Funeral and Cremation Services at Vacaville is committed to providing quality services to veterans and their families and to expanding community awareness of the unique needs of veterans and benefits available to them. We will strive to always do our best to ensure that happens.

By recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, Oakmont Funeral and Cremation Services at Vacaville, in collaboration with the Department of Veteran Affairs guide veterans and their families through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.

For inquiries regarding VA benefits and the We Honor Veterans program, please call (707) 455-7700 and ask to speak to a funeral director. It is our desire to assist you in every way possible.

Honoring Those Who Serve: Oakmont's Veterans, Family & Friends

Thomas Corbett, Cemetery Sales

  • Marine Corp Veteran

Brian Noble, Funeral Director

  • Army Veteran, Gulf War Combat Medic

Ken Klucsor, Funeral Director

  • Air Force Veteran

Scott P. Buckley, Mortuary Manager

  • Brother of Chris Buckley, Navy
  • Uncle of Dane Buckley, West Point graduate / works at the Pentagon
  • Cousin of Nick Becker, graduating from West Point this year (2016)
  • Family friend of Austin Drone, De la Salle graduate who entered Marine Corps in 2015

Beatriz Somoza, Funeral Director

  • Mother of Betty Mason, served as a medic in the Army
  • Mother of Teresa Somoza, Army Sergeant served in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Mother-in-law of Michael Mason, Army Sgt. First Class, active duty

Raymond Szczepanski, Funeral Director

  • Son of Edward A. Szczepanski, Army Veteran of WWII

Nora Hawkins, Funeral Assistant

  • Great grandniece of Sydney Uhlik, sailor killed in a WWI submarine accident

Chandra Wilson, Receptionist

  • Aunt of Steven A. Martin, Navy

10 IMPORTANT FACTS: Veterans Burial Benefits

1. Burial in a Private Cemetery
Burial benefits available for Veterans buried in a private cemetery may include a burial flag, Government headstone, marker or medallion, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. See below information for related details.

2. Burial Flags
A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased Veteran who served honorably in the U. S. Armed Forces. It is furnished to honor the memory of a Veteran’s military service to his or her country. VA will furnish a burial flag for memorialization for an other than dishonorably discharged:

  • Veteran who served during wartime
  • Veteran who died on active duty after May 27, 1941
  • Veteran who served after January 31, 1955
  • Peacetime Veteran who was discharged or released before June 27, 1950
  • Certain persons who served in the organized military forces of the Commonwealth of the Philippines while in service of the U.S. Armed Forces and who died on or after April 25, 1951
  • Certain former members of the Selected Reserves

3. Who Is Eligible to Receive the Burial Flag?
Generally, the flag is given to the next-of-kin, as a keepsake, after its use during the funeral service. When there is no next-of-kin, VA will furnish the flag to a friend making request for it.

4. How Can You Apply to Receive the Burial Flag to honor a Veteran’s military service?
Call (707) 455-7700 and ask your funeral director to help you obtain a flag.

5. Headstones, Markers and Medallions
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible Veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death.

6. How can I order a headstone, marker or medallion for a deceased eligible Veteran?
Call (707) 455-7700 and ask your funeral director to help you obtain a headstone, marker or medallion.

7. Military Funeral Honors "Honoring Those Who Served"
Upon the family's request, Public Law 106-65 requires that every eligible Veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps. The law defines a military funeral honors detail as consisting of two or more uniformed military persons, with at least one being a member of the Veteran's parent service of the armed forces.

8. How do you arrange Military Funeral Honors?
The DOD program calls for funeral home directors to request military funeral honors on behalf of the Veterans' family. To arrange military funeral honors, simply call (707) 455-7700 and ask your funeral director to help you arrange Military Funeral Honors.

9. Presidential Memorial Certificate
A Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased Veterans. The program was initiated in March 1962 by President John F. Kennedy and has been continued by all subsequent Presidents. Statutory authority for the program is Section 112, Title 38, of the United States Code. Eligible recipients include the next of kin and loved ones of honorably discharged deceased Veterans. More than one certificate may be provided.

10. How can you apply to receive a Presidential Memorial Certificate to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased Veteran?
Application for a Presidential Memorial Certificate for eligible recipients can be made by U.S. Mail. A copy of the Veteran’s discharge and death certificate must be included with the application. A print copy of the application form is available at the funeral home. To obtain a print copy of the application, simply call (707) 455-7700 and ask your funeral director for a print copy of the Presidential Memorial Certificate application.

For any other inquiries regarding VA burial benefits, please call (707) 455-7700 and ask to speak to your funeral director. It is our desire to assist you in every way possible.

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