Obituaries

Edward Ackerman
B: 1952-09-16
D: 2017-08-10
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Ackerman, Edward
Lupe Roque
B: 1949-12-15
D: 2017-08-09
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Roque, Lupe
Marvin Wilde
B: 1929-07-24
D: 2017-08-07
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Wilde, Marvin
Helen Tucker
B: 1932-06-08
D: 2017-08-03
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Tucker, Helen
James Wright
B: 1948-01-31
D: 2017-07-30
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Wright, James
Opal Salinas
B: 1948-02-29
D: 2017-07-30
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Salinas, Opal
Peter Donnelly
B: 1956-12-31
D: 2017-07-29
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Donnelly, Peter
Lisa Slaughter
B: 1945-05-23
D: 2017-07-26
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Slaughter, Lisa
River Cooper
B: 2017-07-25
D: 2017-07-25
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Cooper, River
Patricia Underhill
B: 1940-10-10
D: 2017-07-15
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Underhill, Patricia
Gary Cathey
B: 1951-01-13
D: 2017-07-04
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Cathey, Gary
Richard Guderyahn
B: 1937-05-31
D: 2017-07-03
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Guderyahn, Richard
Lupe Calderon
B: 1923-08-22
D: 2017-07-02
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Calderon, Lupe
Karel Simecek
B: 1954-07-07
D: 2017-07-01
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Simecek, Karel
Deloris Ellason
B: 1942-12-05
D: 2017-06-29
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Ellason, Deloris
Louis Kohutek
B: 1927-10-03
D: 2017-06-26
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Kohutek, Louis
Glenn Wernli
B: 1972-02-17
D: 2017-06-25
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Wernli, Glenn
Rebecca Lopez
B: 1929-10-02
D: 2017-06-17
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Lopez, Rebecca
Margaret Cummings
B: 1931-12-11
D: 2017-06-15
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Cummings, Margaret
Ernest Riehl
B: 1943-04-29
D: 2017-06-14
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Riehl, Ernest
Aubrey Evans
B: 1965-02-26
D: 2017-06-03
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Evans, Aubrey

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What can I do with the ashes?

What can be done with the cremated remains?

With cremation, your options are numerous. The cremains can be interred in a cemetery plot, i.e., earth burial, retained by a family member, usually in an urn, scattered on private property, or at a place that was significant to the deceased. (It would always be advisable to check for local regulations regarding scattering in a public place.) Cremation is just one step in the commemorative process-- the preparation of the human remains for memorialization. Today, there are many different types of memorial options from which to choose. Memorialization is a time-honored tradition that has been practiced for centuries. A memorial serves as a tribute to a life lived and provides a focal point for remembrance, as well as a record for future generations. The type of memorial you choose is a personal decision. The limit is set only by your imagination.

 

Can I scatter the remains on private property?

Yes, with permission of the owner.

 

What is memorialization for a cremation?

You might choose ground burial of the urn. Also available at many cemeteries are cremation niches in a columbarium. They offer the beauty of a mausoleum setting with the benefits of above ground placement of remains. Many cemeteries also offer scattering gardens. This area of a cemetery offers the peacefulness of a serene garden where family and friends can come and reflect.

 

What is a columbarium?

A columbarium, often located within a mausoleum or chapel, sometimes freestanding, either indoors or outdoors, is constructed of numerous small compartments (niches) designed to hold urns containing cremated remains.

 

If I am cremated, can I be buried with my spouse even if he or she was in a casket?

Yes — Depending upon the cemetery's policy, you may be able to save a grave space by having the cremains buried on top of your casketed spouse, or utilize the space provided next to him/her. Many cemeteries allow for multiple cremains to be interred in a single grave space.

 

Can I take the cremated remains home?

Yes. The remains are normally placed in an urn. Most families select an urn that is suitable for placement on a mantle or shelf. Urns are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials.