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Wed April 25, 2012
Alamogordo Woman Sues For Alleged Crematory Mistake
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A New Mexico widow is suing a Utah crematory after she says they gave her ashes that weren't her husband's.
Marilynn Flynn of Alamogordo is suing McDougal Funeral Home, claiming the Taylorsville business was negligent, violated a contract and intentionally inflicted emotional distress.
Flynn's husband, Michael Wayne Flynn, was among three employees of a Montana-based firefighting company who died when their plane crashed into a mountainside in rural Tooele (too-WILL'-uh) County, Utah, on April 25, 2009.
Michael Flynn's body was recovered and cremated, but Marilyn Flynn says she didn't open the urn until almost a year later as she prepared for her husband's funeral.
She found a dental bridge fragment and a crown that didn't belong to her husband.
Representatives from the funeral home declined comment to the Associated Press.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.