Trusted and Dignified

Cremation as a disposition can be, and should be, just as personal as a burial and funeral service.

When cremation is selected, we offer the added comfort of having our own, on-site crematory. Your loved one will never leave our trusted and dignified care.

Personalized Cremation

As with burial options, personalizing cremation with a celebration of life can be very therapeutic. A personalized celebration gives you and your family something to concentrate on as you relive memories, and it aids in the grieving process.

Learn more the unique ways to Honor and Celebrate your loved one’s life.

Cremation Ceremony Options

Families choosing cremation may meet the emotional needs for viewing and ceremony in a variety of ways. These include the following:

  • Public or Private Viewing/Visitation
  • Funeral Ceremony followed by Cremation (Decedent present)
  • Cremation followed by a Memorial Ceremony
  • Cremation followed by a Graveside Ceremony
  • Memorial Ceremony at Sea or Air with Scattering
  • Accompanied Cremation (Family present at the onset of the cremation process)

Learn more about Permanent Memorialization and Disposition options

Cremation with Care

Some request direct cremation for simplicity—saving their family “all the bother of funeral services.” Though intending to be considerate of others, they unintentionally fail to recognize that funeral ceremonies and celebrations aren’t provided for the deceased; they are to help support and comfort the living. Direct disposal of cremated remains without a service or permanent memorialization of any kind, frequently leads prolonged and unresolved grief. In additional to any practical “burden” a service might require, we encourage you to take time to consider the emotional needs of your family. In suffering a loss, the traditional rites of passage of ceremony and memorialization can be extremely beneficial in helping individuals pass through the stages of grief.

Understanding Cremation Options

Some family members are disturbed at the thought of death itself, much less cremation, which many perceive as a cold and uninvolved process. They may resist your wishes when the time comes. It’s best to address your wishes with your family now. You can put their unease to rest, and have peace of mind knowing your wishes will be carried out.

Crematories are operated by dedicated people with great respect for the deceased. Depending on the final resting place you choose, requirements may include an urn, urn vault, and other items. Making your choices now can help your family down the road.

Have more questions? We’ve got answers. See our cremation FAQs below or contact us for more information. We’re happy to answer any of your questions!