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Designing Your Funeral

Endless Possibilities

There are two facets of the design process. First, we ask you to consider how you wish to honor and celebrate the life. When those important decisions are made, we’ll turn to the issue of how you wish to care for the physical remains.

  1. Comfort in Tradition.
  2. Patriotic Honor.
  3. Together Is Better.
  4. Savor Memories.
  5. Ride Strong.
  6. No Place Like Home.
  7. How Would You Like To Be Honored?
  8. A Sporting Celebration.
  9. Keepsakes and Heirlooms.
  10. The Game Goes On.
  11. Take The Stage.
  12. Into The Deep.
  13. Reach for the Stars.
  1. Comfort in Tradition.

    We’ll help you design a service with classic rites and rituals that will feel like timeless tributes.

  2. Patriotic Honor.

    Show the deepest respect to a veteran with a flag presentation and 21-rifle salute.

  3. Together Is Better.

    For burials and cremations, create a unifying service with readings, memories and spirituality.

  4. Savor Memories.

    Gather loved ones with a delicious feast in a relaxed gathering.

  5. Ride Strong.

    Bring a prized vehicle into the service, from a fire truck they served on to a restored hot rod.

  6. No Place Like Home.

    Bring family and friends together in a home or private garden, around familiar belongings.

  7. How Would You Like To Be Honored?

    Funerals unite people when they need each other most. These services can be opportunities to celebrate everything amazing about the life that was lived. And also to give guests a meaningful, healing experience. Explore a range of ideas and find what speaks to you.

  8. A Sporting Celebration.

    For fans, you can show the passion of the game through memorabilia, tailgating and more.

  9. Keepsakes and Heirlooms.

    Bring a set of objects that shares a treasured hobby, and guests can even leave with an item.

  10. The Game Goes On.

    For card sharks, Scrabble pros or billiard players, the game can be incorporated as a tribute.

  11. Take The Stage.

    For thespians and opera lovers, a theatrical event can be the perfect end to a brilliant life.

  12. Into The Deep.

    For a loved one who feels home at sea, cremated remains can be scattered over an expanse of ocean.

  13. Reach for the Stars.

    “Fly me to the moon; let me sing among those stars.” Many of us long to be able to travel among the planets of our solar system and out among the stars. Becoming part of the cosmos may be the perfect ‘send off’ for someone special.

How to Honor a Life

How to Honor a Life

It’s about bringing those you love together at a time of loss. It’s a natural thing to do, and over time, has become a socially-expected practice. More importantly, a funeral or memorial service, whether traditional, or contemporary, is the first step in healing.

You can have your service anywhere, and any way, you want. Your choices include the graveside, our specialty, or at any number of available chapels or similar venues. We’re here to help you create the most memorable and meaningful service. And, in the process, we will help you explore affordable alternatives. We consider that our responsibility to you.

Burial or Cremation?

Burial or Cremation?

Your next consideration focuses on choosing between burial and cremation. Usually, people are clear on this point. In fact, your loved one may have told you, or someone else, exactly how they wish to be cared for. But it can be a hard decision for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated. If that's the case, please know we're able to help you come to the perfect decision for your loved one, and for you.

Once you decide, the finer details come into focus. If you've chosen burial, then selection of the casket, vault, and desired cemetery follows. Naturally, we’re here to help you.

If cremation is your choice, then you'll need to make the next decision: whether the cremated remains will be placed in a mausoleum niche, buried on cemetery grounds, or scattered in nature. If you so desire, we can retain custody of the cremated remains (ashes) so that they can be placed for final disposition with another family member at a later date.

Create Your Perfect Ceremony

Once you've explored the world of possibilities, map out the personalized services that speak to you. There's no option that's too grand or too unique. We want to make your wishes a reality.