Publishing an Obituary

The Chronicle wants to help you honor your loved one.

We offer the most affordable rates in Lane County by at least 1/3 of the price of other area publications. It’s a conscious effort made by our team to lower the barrier for people sharing tributes of a loved one. We believe firmly that obituaries are an integral part of local history, and that everyone deserves to be honored. We offer a tiered-rate system based on word count.

Submitted obituaries will appear both online and in print in the next available edition.  Deadline to submit obituaries to appear in print is noon Monday for Thursday’s edition.  Exceptions may be made if space allows by calling 541-515-6233. Please ask for Erin Tierney-Heggenstaller, executive editor. 


We will only edit the obituary for AP Newspaper Style tweaks and obvious grammatical errors; otherwise, the obituary will be printed as submitted. If we spot a potential issue in our review, we will contact you directly. 

You can find plenty of advice online and from other sources on how to write an obituary and we can answer any questions you may have. We recommend including at least this information, but it is not required:

-Full name, date of death, place of death, date of birth, place of birth

-Work/career history

-Personal lifestyle details – hobbies, volunteer roles and similar information

-Surviving family, including city of residence

-Information about services or burial you want to share publicly.

*We take care to verify a death to avoid any fake reports or other malicious conduct. To verify, please provide a contact for the funeral home or other service provider.


*Complete our online form. Be sure to include contact information — phone and email..

*Carefully review the text, especially to be sure names have no typos or other mistakes.

*Submit the obituary. Our staff will follow up within 24 hours to confirm the date of publication and collect payment. 



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