Understanding the Cremation Process and Cremation Services



Maybe you are wondering how cremation works. If so, you are not alone. Many people are unfamiliar with the cremation process but would like to consider this alternative to traditional burial.

Our compassionate experts can walk you through every step of the cremation process, including the care for and preparation of the body (which varies depending on religious requirements and type of service chosen), planning a unique funeral or memorial service that reflects the individual, choosing a burial option and selecting family keepsakes. We offer cremation packages to fit your family tradition, personal wishes and budget.


Guests toast to a loved one at an outdoor celebration with an urn, candle and flowers in the foreground.

Cremation memorial services

A cremation funeral can be a traditional ceremony or a celebration of life. It can take place before or after a cremation. Let us help you plan.

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Cremation providers near you

If you are interested in cremation but are not sure where to go, our location search allows you to find caring and reputable cremation providers in your area. Some funeral homes and mortuaries have on-site crematories, but even those that do not can arrange a cremation in your area.

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A cremation memorial designed as a bench allows a place for visitors to rest and reflect at Pacific View Memorial Park.

Cremation burial

If you’re interested in establishing a permanent place of remembrance for your loved one’s cremated remains, there are a number of options for the interment of ashes after someone you love passes away.

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