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Dignity, Security, and Peace at Life's End

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Copyright © 2014 by Honor My Wishes – All rights reserved. First Edition.

No part of the HMW Guidebook may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photo-copying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system without written permission of Honor My Wishes. For those individuals filling out the HMW guidebook, it is permissible to copy any and all pages that are forms intended to be filled in by the owner of the HMW guidebook. Copying for educational purposes is permitted, with prior written permission of Honor My Wishes. You may copy without prior written permission the Health Care Power of Attorney and Directive (HCPAD) and the Body Disposition Authorization Prior to Death forms that are located on the forms page.


My husband died suddenly in 2001. Fortunately I knew bill-paying and where all of our paperwork was kept. We had also prepared wills and a community property agreement. The prepared paperwork was very effective. But as I was grieving, I realized that I had to prepare new documents. And since we’d had no children, I needed to find someone trustworthy to take care of my affairs. About that time I began working with Honor My Wishes. We were preparing a Guidebook with three sections – Dignity (making sure official documents are in place), Security (having all the financial paperwork in order) and

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Mary O’Connor