What to Expect When Arranging a Cremation

When a friend or family member is in the final stages of life, there are many details that need to be considered such as their final wishes. Planning a cremation is different than planning a ground burial, and it is not unusual to have some questions as you begin the planning process. The first step is to reach out to a trusted funeral director at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery to get started.


Onsite or Remote Cremation

Does your selected funeral home offer onsite cremation? There are special regulations that must be followed in order for a funeral home and cemetery to offer this unique service. At Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, we are pleased to offer a full range of services and personal remembrance options for your loved one. We always treat your loved one with the dignity that they deserve through each step of their journey.


Selecting an Urn

You will find a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and types of urns, including some lovely ceramic, marble, metal, glass or wood urns. You will also find uncommon options such as Keepsake Jewelry, made with a small portion of your loved one’s cremated remains. These elegant remembrances are a fashionable way to keep your loved one with you at all times.


Determine Final Disposition

There are a variety of options for the final remains of your loved one, often called “cremains” or “cremated remains”. Your loved one may be kept by the family in a lovely urn, scattered at a location that is special to the family, placed in a columbarium or buried in the earth. Lovely ceremonies can be had graveside, regardless of whether or not your loved one has selected to be cremated. 

One of the other decisions to keep in mind is the timing of your memorial service or viewing. When you work with the caring and compassionate staff at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, we will be sure that you fully understand the different questions that you will need to answer. We can also help point you in the direction of options that fit within your budget. Contact us today at 480-832-2850 or via email at wecare@mvfuneralhome.com for more information. 

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