At the Mariposa Gazette we continue a deepseeded newspaper tradition no longer practiced by the majority of publications. That tradition is publishing obituaries for free. We understand families are going through difficult times and the last thing they need is another expense related to the death of a loved one.
It is our desire to continue this tradition.
However, in order to continue to keep this as a free service, we ask that obituaries be limited to 350 words or less. We also encourage a photo submission with the obituary. Our preference is submission by email.
Because of space limitations, the fact it is unknown each week how many obituaries we may have to print and our desire to publish all obituaries, this policy is necessary to best serve our readers.
We appreciate your understanding of this policy. If you have any questions, please contact Greg Little, editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 966-2500.