Here's an unusual death notice from the Austin American-Statesman in Texas for an artist who died in her 60s, Hester Holbrook Abrams.
....Hester was a natural, graceful athlete with a passion for fly fishing, scuba diving, paddle tennis, tennis, and golf. She was a self taught guitar player, and the harmony when she sang was pure beauty. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the charity of your choice. P.S. She would appreciate it if you would vote for Obama.