How to Write an Eulogy

How-To Write An Eulogy

An Eulogy is “1. A commendatory oration or writing especially in honor of one deceased; 2. high praise” (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eulogy).

  • Gather information
  • Organize
  • Make an outline
  • Write
  • Edit
  • Rehearse
  • Deliver

  • Name of person honored:__________________________________________
  • Person’s Age or Date of Birth/ Place of Birth:___________________________
  • Family History:___________________________________________________
  • Life History:_____________________________________________________
  • Education/Work/Career:___________________________________________
  • Hobbies/Activities/Memberships:____________________________________
  • Places where the person lived:______________________________________
  • Special Accomplishments:__________________________________________
  • Favorite Memories:_______________________________________________
  • Favorite Poems/Songs/Quotes/Scriptures/Religious Writings:________________________________________________________

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