Obituaries

Audy Love
B: 1938-01-28
D: 2018-06-21
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Love, Audy
Brenda Webster
B: 1955-03-10
D: 2018-06-17
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Webster, Brenda
J. Sawyer
B: 1926-01-04
D: 2018-06-17
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Sawyer, J.
Rafael Naranjo
B: 1940-04-12
D: 2018-06-15
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Naranjo, Rafael
Bobby Jarma
B: 1964-04-17
D: 2018-06-13
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Jarma, Bobby
Margarita Núñez
B: 1926-11-14
D: 2018-06-13
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Núñez, Margarita
Sherry Houston
B: 1981-09-14
D: 2018-06-13
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Houston, Sherry
Thomas Montgomery
B: 1960-07-22
D: 2018-06-08
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Montgomery, Thomas
Helen Barchenger
B: 1933-01-26
D: 2018-06-02
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Barchenger, Helen
Alma Lykins
B: 1949-02-18
D: 2018-06-02
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Lykins, Alma
Cheryl Gill
B: 1945-03-20
D: 2018-06-02
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Gill, Cheryl
Gerald Holland
B: 1964-06-04
D: 2018-06-01
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Holland, Gerald
Bert Malcom
B: 1970-08-01
D: 2018-05-26
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Malcom, Bert
Luis Sanchez-Velez
B: 1944-12-30
D: 2018-05-24
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Sanchez-Velez, Luis
William Stanley
B: 1931-03-29
D: 2018-05-23
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Stanley, William
Annie Scott
B: 1931-06-17
D: 2018-05-23
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Scott, Annie
Nelson Machorek
B: 1941-03-12
D: 2018-05-21
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Machorek, Nelson
Henry Hamra
B: 1946-10-18
D: 2018-05-16
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Hamra, Henry
Ralph Curts
B: 1969-10-13
D: 2018-05-14
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Curts, Ralph
Karen Williams
B: 1944-11-08
D: 2018-05-11
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Williams, Karen
Judy Tudor
B: 1947-02-07
D: 2018-05-05
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Tudor, Judy

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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.