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
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.