The Before I Die AZ Event starts on Tuesday Oct 29th at 5:00pm, with a Cocktail Party and a Murder Mystery Dinner, presented by Murder Ink Productions and hosted by Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel & Cremation Center. Tickets are $100 and are available here .

Death is part of life and is a very personal event which should be respected and celebrated by all. The Murder Mystery you will take part in, is a celebration of Life and Death. Our story, is now your story, with a little twist. What happens when estranged family members are forced to celebrate a loved one’s death….. alongside the loved one’s closest and oddest of friends? Sit back, mourn, laugh, get angry, let go or hang on as you experience “A Grave Plot of Murder!”


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8:00am - 9:00am

Before I Die: Obituary and Legacy Writing for Intentional Living

presented by: Dianna Repp, Ph,D,

9:00am - 11:00am

Cultivating Presence I

presented by:Jane Johnson

11:00am - 12:00pm

Home Funerals, Family Centered Death Care and Satisfying Grief

presented by: Dani LaVoire

12:00pm - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 2:00pm

“We will remember them”: Honoring Those Who Served Their Country

Presented by: Dianna Repp, Ph.D.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Cultivating Presence II

Presented By: Jane Johnson

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Dying to Talk

Presented By: Dani LAvoire

7:00pm - 9:00pm

In the Parlor

presented by: Heidi Boucher



8:00am - 9:30am

Cultivating Presence III

Presented by: Jane Johnson

9:30am - 10:30am

Normalizing the Conversation

Presented by: Erin Brodbeck, LCSW, CT

10:30am - 12:00pm

Pet Peace of Mind

Presented by: Dianne Mcgill

12:00pm - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 5:00pm

Pet Panel Discussion


Andrea ChilcotE

Rescue Director/Author

(Lucky Dog Rescue)

Heidi Broulette, MA, LPC, NCC

Grief Therapist

(discovery and Wellness Counseling)

Dr. Michelle MorrisoN

Holistic Veterinarian

(Pet Home Euthanasia)

Debbie Johnstone

Animal Intuitive/Communicator


7:00pm - 9:00pm

Celebration of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

presented by: Ken Ross


8:00am - 10:00am

Working through Wishes

Presented by: Francesca Arnoldy

10.ooam - 11:00am

Introduction to the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner (MCOME)

Presented by: Todd Lyon

11:00am - 12:30pm

Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, her Life and Legacy

Presented by: Ken Ross

12:30pm - 2:00pm


2:00pm - 4:00pm

New Rules for End of Life Care

presented by: Barbara Karnes

4:00pm -5:00pm

Laughing in the Face of Death: Funny Films for Funeral Planning

presented By: Gail Rubin

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Newly Dead Game

presented By: Gail Rubin



8:00am - 12:30pm

This is How People Die

presented by: Barbara Karnes

12:30pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 3:00pm

Kicking the Bucket List: Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die

Presented by: Gail Rubin

3:00pm - 5:00pm


Panel with:

Francesca ArnoldY

End of Life Doula

(contemplative Doula)

Melissa bush

Hospice/Pallatative Care

(Hospice of the Valley)

Erin Brodbeck, LCSW, CT

Grief Therapist

(Sunset Funeral Homes)

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Wine & Cheese Party

sponsored by: National End-of-life doula alliance (NEDA)


8:00am - 10:00am

Death by Design

Presented by: Kimberly c. Paul

10:00am - 12:00pm

5 Stages: Facts and Fallacies

Presented by: Ken Ross

10:30am - 3:00pm


Cultivating the Doula Heart

Presented by: Francesca Arnoldy

12:00pm - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 5:00pm

Panel Discussion


Tina Patterson and Chuck Wolf


(CarinG Transitions)

Emily Taylor, PLLC

Estate/Wills Attorney

(Emily Taylor Law)

SAndy Dyk, MHA, CDP

Senior Placement Professional

(options for senior living)