Global View - Last Will And Testament (C0212)

A:  I, Luke Thompson, residing in California, being of sound mind, do hereby declare this instrument to be my last will and testament.
A:  I hereby revoke all previous wills and codicils.
A:  I direct that the disposition of my remains be as follows: I am to be cremated and taken tothe summit of Mount Everest where my ashes will forever remain atthe ceiling of the Earth.
A:  I give all the rest and residue of my estate to my spouse, Betty Thompson, should she survive me for days. If my spouse, Betty Thompson, does not survive me, I give all the rest and residue of my estate to EnglishPod.
A:  If neither Betty Thompson nor EnglishPod survives me, I give all the rest and residue of my estate to my heirs as determined by the laws of the State of California, relating to descent and distribution.
A:  I appoint Robert Porter, to act as the executor of this will, to serve without bond. Should Robert Porter be unable or unwilling to serve, then I appoint Jason Smalls to act as the executor of this will.
A:  I herewith affix my signature to this will on this the twenty third of May two thousand ten inthe presence ofthe following witnesses, who witnessed and subscribed this will at my request, and in my presence.

Key Vocabulary

residelive in a place permanently
soundfree from disease or injury ;in good condition
herebyby means of or as a result of this
last will and testamenta paper made to settle property after one's death
remainsthe body of a dead person
summitthe highest point;top
estateeverything you own;all your assets
appointchoose someone to do a particular job
affixadd or append
subscribeto sign at the end of the will or contract
spousea person's partner in marriage

Supplementary Vocabulary

Responsiblityto be held accountable
DirectionsA set of actions
ResidenceA person's house or dwelling
DonationTo give something free of charge(usually of value)
FuneralA celebration of a person's life after passing

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