May 29, 2023
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A new mourning, as funeral homes faced unwelcome surge in business


Nicholas Bothwell, a family service counselor at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, at the funeral home in Ventura. Ivy Lawn, like other funeral homes in the region, saw a big increase in interments during the winter COVID-19 surge. (Rob Varela photo) Shiny headstones, bright flowers and ceramic vases spread across the tidy grounds…


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