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How does a Dovetail Beneficiary notify Gracious Fade when a Member has passed away?

After you have logged on, click the Notification of Passing tab on the top menu to select decedent and enter the date of passing.

You will have two options:

  • Send an email notifying all Beneficiaries of the person's passing by selecting the Notify Gracious Fade and Beneficiaries of Passing button.
  • You may also opt to Notify Gracious Fade Only of Passing so that no email is sent to the beneficiaries, which allows you to create and send a custom message to beneficiaries. You can send your custom message by clicking on the Email Beneficiaries tab.

You can then complete the Funeral and Eulogy information by clicking on the relevant tabs

How do I complete my Gracious Fade entry?

To complete your entry so that you are prepared for all eventualities, you should do the following:-

  • Go to the "My Profile" tab
  • Select whether you want your Memorial Page to be public or private
  • Add your Beneficiaries, including your Dovetail Beneficiary
  • Create the written messages you wish to add to your profile
  • Upload the photographs you wish to add to your profile
  • If you are a Premium Member, then upload the voice messages and video(s) you wish to add to your profile
  • Complete your “Bucket List”
  • Answer “Life’s Questions”
All of the above profile entries will be used to create your Memorial Page. Upon confirmation of your passing, by your Dovetail Beneficiary, your Memorial Page can be viewed by the public or can be viewed by your selected Beneficiaries only. From the Memorial Page, the public or your selected Beneficiaries only will be able to view all of your profile information.

What are Gracious Fade “Beneficiaries”?

Gracious Fade Beneficiaries are the Members selected by you who will have access to your Memorial Page and profile upon confirmation of your passing, by your Dovetail Beneficiary. Your Beneficiaries will not have access to your Memorial Page or your profile until after confirmation of your passing, by your Dovetail Beneficiary. If you choose to make your Memorial Page public, then anyone who visits the Gracious Fade site may gain access to your Memorial Page and profile after confirmation of your passing, by your Dovetail Beneficiary. If you name individuals as Beneficiaries who are not members of Gracious Fade then you should select “Send Message” to invite them to join.

What is a Gracious Fade “Dovetail Beneficiary”?

Your Dovetail Beneficiary is the one Beneficiary selected by you to notify Gracious Fade of your passing. After your Dovetail Beneficiary notifies Gracious Fade of your passing, your Dovetail Beneficiary will be responsible for “administering” your Memorial Page. Your Dovetail Beneficiary can write your eulogy, inform other Beneficiaries of your passing and confirm the location of your bereavement services. The Dovetail Beneficiary will perform all of these functions through the Dovetail Administration Button.

Who should I select as my “Dovetail Beneficiary”?

You should select someone you trust to truthfully report your passing to Gracious Fade. Your Dovetail Beneficiary should also be someone you trust to administer your Memorial Page and to notify other Beneficiaries of your passing. To avoid the possibility of “simultaneous death” scenarios, you should consider selecting someone who is not an immediate family member.

How does Gracious Fade confirm my passing prior to releasing my Memorial Page and profile?

Gracious Fade relies upon your Dovetail Beneficiary to truthfully report your passing.

What is the difference between the “public” and “private” options for my Memorial Page?

Public: After your Dovetail Beneficiary confirms your passing, if you selected the “public” option in your profile page, then your Memorial Page and profile will be viewable by anyone who enters your name into the Gracious Fade search box.

Private: After your Dovetail Beneficiary confirms your passing, if you selected the “private” option in your profile page, then your Memorial Page and profile will only be viewable by your selected Beneficiaries.

How does the Facebook Link work?

If you provide your Facebook link in your profile page, then after your passing is confirmed,by your Dovetail Beneficiary, your Beneficiaries will have direct access to your Facebook page via the Gracious Fade link.

Nothing in your Memorial Page or profile will ever be posted to your Facebook page by Gracious Fade.

How do I find my Facebook profile link?

  • Log on to your Facebook account.
  • Click on your name at the top of the screen.
  • Copy the link from the address bar to the input box for Facebook link in your Gracious Fade profile.

    Nothing in your Gracious Fade Memorial Page or profile will ever be posted to Facebook.

  • How does the LinkedIn Link work?

    If you provide your LinkedIn link in your profile page, then after your passing is confirmed by your Dovetail Beneficiary, your Beneficiaries will have direct access to your LinkedIn page via the Gracious Fade link.

    Nothing in your Memorial Page or profile will ever be posted to LinkedIn by Gracious Fade.

    How do I find my LinkedIn profile link?

  • Logon to LinkedIn
  • Click on "Profile"
  • Scroll down to "Public Profile"
  • Click on "Public Profile"
  • Cut and paste the complete address that is now in your browser's address bar into the input box for LinkedIn in your profile page and Save.

    Nothing in your Memorial Page or profile will ever be posted to LinkedIn by Gracious Fade.

  • What is “My Bucket List”?

    Your Bucket List is a list of items that you hope to accomplish during your lifetime. After you have accomplished a Bucket List item, you can enter the date of completion.

    What are “Life's Questions”?

    "Life’s Questions" is a list of questions that help define the person that you are.

    How can I view a Gracious Fade Member’s public Memorial Page and profile?

    To view public Memorial Pages and profiles, click on the “In Memoriam" header tab and enter the last name of a departed Member into the search box.

    How can I view a Gracious Fade Member’s private Memorial Page and profile?

    In order to view a Gracious Fade Member’s private Memorial Page and profile, you must have been selected as a Beneficiary by the departed Member and have registered with Gracious Fade. To view a private Memorial Page and profile, you must be logged-on to the Gracious Fade site. From the “In Memoriam” page, enter the last name of the departed Member (for whom you are a Beneficiary) into the search box.

    What are my upload limits for a free Gracious Fade account?

    • 5 Messages
    • 5 Beneficiaries
    • 10 Photographs
    • 0 Voice Messages
    • 0 Videos

    After you have reached any of the above-listed upload limits, you can click on the “Upgrade” button to purchase a premium account and increase your upload limits. Alternatively, you can click on the "Purchase Upgrade" menu item at any time.

    What are my upload limits for a premium Gracious Fade account?

    • unlimited Messages
    • unlimited Beneficiaries
    • 50 Photographs
    • 10 Voice Messages
    • 10 Videos

    What is the “Heroes” Premium Upgrade?

    Gracious Fade recognizes the sacrifices of U.S. service members, law enforcement personnel and firefighters.

    In recognition of their sacrifices, Gracious Fade offers a free one-year premium account upgrade to the men and women dedicated to these professions.

    How does a U.S. service member, law enforcement officer or firefighter qualify for the “Heroes” Premium Upgrade?

    In order to qualify for a free one-year "Heroes" premium account upgrade, enlisted U.S. service members, law enforcement personnel and firefighters must first register for a free Gracious Fade basic account. Gracious Fade will then verify your submitted information and confirm your free premium account upgrade via the official e-mail address that you provide. If your email is in the .mil domain, then simply respond to our e-mail confirmation and you will be automatically upgraded to a free one-year premium account. If your e-mail is not in the .mil domain, ( e.g., .gov) then your e-mail address and departmental information will be reviewed.

    Please see the “Heroes” Premium Upgrade menu item for additional instructions.

    Why does Gracious Fade need my ".mil" or ".gov" address?

    Gracious Fade needs this information if you are applying for a free "Heroes" premium upgrade. Gracious Fade will only use your ".mil" or ".gov" address one time to verify that you are a U.S. military member, law enforcement officer or firefighter.

    Please see the “Heroes” Premium Upgrade menu item for additional instructions.

    What if I am a U.S. service member, law enforcement officer or firefighter and I do not have an official e-mail address?

    Please contact Gracious Fade at 267-722-8543 for additional verification options.

    Please see the “Heroes” Premium Upgrade menu item for additional instructions.

    How can I be sure that my Gracious Fade Memorial Page and profile will be protected?

    Safety and security of your personal information is of the highest priority for Gracious Fade. We use SSL encryption and all passwords are stored in encrypted form. Not even Gracious Fade personnel are able to see an un-encrypted password. Therefore, if you forget your password, you must reset your password by using the "Forgot Your Password" option on the login screen. An email will be sent to you to complete the reset. For additional information, please review Gracious Fade’s Privacy Policy.

    Which Browsers are Supported?

    We tested Gracious Fade with the following browsers.

    • Internet Explorer 8
    • Mozilla Firefox 11.0
    • Safari 5.1.2
    • Chrome 18.0.1025.162 m

    Gracious Fade may or may not work correctly with other browsers and revisions.

    How much does a premium account cost?

    Gracious Fade offers the following premium account payment options.

    • $9.99/1 Year
    • $29.99/5 Years

    How can I pay for my premium account?

    Gracious Fade offers payment services through direct credit card payments and PayPal accounts.

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