Marilyn Monroe's funeral took place at 1:00pm on August 8, 1962, at the Mortuary Chapel on the grounds of Westwood Memorial Cemetery. It was a very private service conducted by Reverend A. J. Soldan, a Lutheran minister from the Village Church of Westwood. Readings were made of Psalm 23, chapter 14 of the Book of John, and excerpts from Pslams 46 adn 139. The Lord's Prayer was also read. The somber occasion began with the stains of Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony.
Marilyn and Judy Garland at The Golden Globes, 1962. Judy said about Marilyn: “I knew Marilyn and loved her dearly. She asked me for help - ME! I didn't know what to tell her. One night at Clifton Webb’s house Marilyn followed me from room to room. ‘I don’t want to get too far away from you, I’m scared,’ she said. I told her, ‘We’re all scared. I’m scared too.” Marilyn’s funeral song was “Somewhere over the rainbow” By Judy Garland.