Today, many families and individuals choose cremation over traditional burial, but they often want to know more about this option. Continue reading to learn the answers to common questions that people have about cremation.
Does choosing cremation mean that there can be no funeral ceremony?
Even if you select cremation for a deceased loved one, you can still hold a funeral ceremony. Some families choose to hold a standard funeral that is followed by the cremation, and others opt to hold a ceremony following the cremation process. In this way, cremation can be a highly versatile funeral option.
What should I do with the cremated remains?
Once the cremated remains are returned to you, you can choose to scatter them in a location that your deceased loved one may have enjoyed. You can also opt to keep them within an urn in your home, divide them into multiple urns for 2 or more family members, or choose a cemetery memorialization option.
What is a columbarium?
Specially designed to shelter cremated remains that are stored in an urn, a columbarium is a structure that contains 1 or more small compartments called cremation niches. Columbaria can be buildings or monuments, and they can be found both indoors and outside.
What cemetery options are available?
For families who aren’t planning to scatter the cremated remains or store them in an urn at home, there are several additional options to consider. After the cremation process, many people choose to create a lasting memorial by storing the cremated remains at a cemetery or memorial park. Some options that may be available to you include a cremation niche within a columbarium, entombment within a cremation bench or boulder, or memorialization in a niche within a cremation garden.
Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery offers cremation services in Tucson. If you would like to learn more about our cemetery options or make funeral arrangements, then please give us a call today at (520) 888-7470.