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By Brian Soergel
Beacon reporter 

Funeral home adapts to coronavirus changes

Cemeteries also have changed procedures

Series: Coronavirus | Story 61

Last updated 4/23/2020 at 1:32pm

Photo courtesy of Parker Letson

Beck's Tribute Center owner Jim Letson: "I guarantee you it's safe to assume every funeral home has dealt with COVID-related cases."

Due to coronavirus restrictions, we've all read and seen heartbreaking images of families tearfully waving to their loved ones in nursing homes. And we've seen men, women, and children holding up homemade signs of love and support to their loved ones in hospitals, who can only watch and wave from quarantined rooms.

Everyday norms have been upended, and that can include new ways of communicating to the sick, but also the mourning of those who have died from the COVID-19 disease.

At Beck's Tribute Center, founded in Edmonds more than 65 years ago, that means taking a new look at how to run s...

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