When thinking about your last wishes, you may be trying to decide between having a ground burial or being cremated. While once ground burials were the more popular choice, cremation services in Tualatin, OR. are quickly becoming just as common of a choice. Even still, many people have questions and misconceptions about cremation. If you are deciding between a ground burial and cremation but are not quite clear about cremation, keep reading as we explore some of the top questions we are asked.
While cremation can be one of the least expensive options, it can also come in at a very high price point. The overall price will depend on what actual services the family chooses. For example, with direct cremation, there are no services prior such as a funeral or visitations. Therefore no embalming or casket purchase or rental is needed, which keeps the price low. However, with other cremation services that allow time for funerals and such, these services will add additional costs. If you are on a limited or specific budget, talk with your funeral director to learn about the best cremation options for you.
Although this process can vary slightly from state to state and even in different countries, the cremation will normally happen within 24-48 hours after the person has passed away. Of course, this will not be the case if the family wishes to hold a funeral or other services as the body will most likely then be embalmed.
Many crematories have areas where the family may go to witness the cremation. Before the cremation begins, the family will be led into the viewing room. This room is a nice, comfortable space with a glass pane looking into the crematory room. The body of the deceased will be placed in the cremation chamber and the door will be closed. The cremation will then begin. Because cremation takes hours to complete, the family will not stay the entire time. Typically they will be in the room a few minutes after the cremation begins and then be led out by the funeral director or other staff. Many people opt to keep the cremains in an urn that is displayed in the home. Use these tips to help you choose an urn to hold the ashes of your loved one after cremation
Today, there are a number of ways families can choose to handle their loved one’s remains. Of course, the most common is to keep them in a display urn or to scatter them. However, families can now choose to have the cremains made into a diamond, sent into space, infused with glass to create a sculpture, or even used in the ink of a tattoo. There is no shortage of traditional as well as creative and unique ways families can handle the cremains.
While these may not be the only questions you have about cremation services in Tualatin, OR., we hope this shed a little more insight about this option. If you would like to discuss this in more length, please feel free to call us anytime as our funeral directors are more than happy to talk with you one-on-one and answer any further questions you may have.