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Why Consider Funeral Pre-Planning?

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More and more, individuals are opting to arrange their funerals in advance. However, because it’s natural to avoid thinking about death, many people never consider taking advantage of funeral pre-planning. Read on to learn how you could benefit from pre-planning your funeral.

To Design Your Funeral
If you’ve ever thought that you want a specific song to be played at your funeral, that you wish to be buried in a specific cemetery, or that you would prefer cremation for yourself over a traditional burial, then you have a reason to consider funeral pre-planning. By making decisions in advance regarding how your funeral will be carried out, you can feel comfortable with the knowledge that your wishes will be known following your passing.

To Support Your Family
Planning a funeral while dealing with the grief of losing a loved one can be an incredibly stressful process. If you want to relieve your surviving family from the burden of making the many decisions involved with funeral planning after your death, then consider funeral pre-planning. This option will provide your family members with information regarding your wishes and relieve them from having to guess at what you would have wanted.

To Make Financial Arrangements
With the many services involved, the costs of arranging a funeral can add up quickly and put a burden on your surviving family members. If you want to be sure that the costs of your funeral are covered in advance, then you can include this as part of the pre-planning process. Additionally, you can make the arrangements necessary for your bank accounts, benefits, and estate to be organized and in the right hands following your passing.

If you’re interested in funeral pre-planning in Tucson, then look no further than Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery. In addition to mortuary, cremation, and cemetery services, we offer several resources to help you pre-plan a funeral ceremony of your choosing. Please call (520) 257-4831 for more information.

Working Through Grief with Daily Affirmations

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A funeral service is not the end of mourning but rather the beginning. Grief is an unpredictable feeling that can’t be rushed or ignored. If you are struggling with grief, help is available. At Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery, we’re pleased to offer grief support services in several ways, including daily affirmations.

Daily affirmations are part of our 365 Days of Grief Support program. Every day, you will receive an email that contains a message of hope and support to help you cope with your feelings one day at a time. Each affirmation is a reminder that you are not alone.

Help is available from Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery in Tucson as you face the process of saying goodbye to a loved one. From assistance with funeral services to grief support after the ceremony, we will be by your side. Contact us to find out more by calling (520) 888-7470 today.

Appropriate Funeral Attire for Women

Funeral ceremonies are solemn affairs. It’s essential to dress in an appropriately formal, somber manner to convey your respect for the decedent and the bereaved family. For ladies, this means selecting a conservative suit or dress to wear to the funeral home.

When you watch this featured video, you’ll get some essential tips on choosing the right outfit and accessories to avoid calling attention to yourself. Avoid open-toed shoes, flashy jewelry, and heavy makeup. Always leave your cellphone in your car or at home.

Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery in Tucson is honored to serve grieving families and friends at our peaceful funeral home. Contact us at (520) 888-7470 or visit our online Sympathy Store.

A Guide to Cemetery Memorialization Options

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After the loss of a loved one, your family might decide that interment in a cemetery is an appropriate choice. There are several respectful ways to honor your loved one with a personalized memorial. This site within a peaceful memorial park provides a gathering place for family and friends to celebrate the life of your loved one.

Traditional In-Ground Burial

Many families prefer traditional in-ground burial. Your loved one’s burial site will be marked with a beautiful upright headstone or flat grave marker. Cemeteries often devote much of their land to sections for traditional in-ground burials. You can expect serene, well-groomed landscaping to surround your loved one’s final resting place. Ask the cemetery representative about special burial sections, such as areas for veterans, people of certain faiths, and members of fraternal organizations like the Masons. Your family may wish to purchase multiple burial plots at the same time. Eventually, close family members can share the same hallowed ground.

Private Family Estates
Private family estates are a popular choice for families who wish to remain as close in death as they were in life. Each area is designated for one family and can accommodate multiple burials, including both cremated remains and traditional burials.

Lawn Crypts
Although spouses often choose to rest side-by-side within companion sites, there is another option. Lawn crypts are double-depth burial sites that accommodate two decedents. Not only are lawn crypts a thoughtful way to demonstrate the closeness of the relationship, but they are also a cost-effective option.

Above-Ground Entombment
Another option is interment above the ground. Your family may wish to consider making arrangements for a private mausoleum, which is a graceful, permanent structure within a memorial park. Private mausoleums reflect the legacy of the whole family.

All of these respectful options are available at Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery. It’s our mission to guide your family in choosing the personalized memorials in Tucson that reflect the true personality of your loved one. Call our funeral home at (520) 888-7470 with any questions you may have.

How Funeral Pre-Planning Can Benefit Surviving Family Members

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Even if you’ve worked hard, long hours to support your family, you should consider taking one more step to support them after your death. Funeral pre-planning services allow you to make your own final arrangements, even if you’re in good health. By planning your funeral in advance, you’ll relieve your loved ones of the burden of making difficult decisions while they are emotionally distraught. It’s difficult to think clearly after the loss of a family member. Funeral pre-planning eliminates this problem.

Planning your own funeral also prevents family conflicts. After your death, one surviving family member might be convinced that you would have wanted to be cremated, while another may argue that you preferred a traditional burial. By specifying your own preferences in advance, you can support the strength of your loved ones’ relationships long after your death.

The caring professionals at Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery offer comprehensive funeral pre-planning support in Tucson. Give us a call today at (520) 888-7470 and let us know how we can help you.

How to Help a Friend Who Is Grieving

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Even if you’ve also experienced the loss of someone close to you, it’s impossible to know exactly what your grieving friend is experiencing. Grief is different for every person. Your friend may move through a spectrum of difficult emotions. At the funeral home, your friend might seem numb or detached from reality. At the reception, he or she might be inconsolably sad. Your friend may even experience conflicting emotions simultaneously. Because grief is unique to each mourner, it’s necessary to adjust your approach to grief support to suit him or her.

Know What Not to Say
It’s quite common for people to inadvertently say the wrong things to grieving friends. Despite your good intentions, it’s easy to cause offense by saying things like, “I know what you’re going through.” Your grieving friend may interpret this statement to mean that his or her grief isn’t as significant because everyone experiences it. Additionally, avoid the following remarks:

  • “Your loved one is in a better place.”
  • “At least he or she isn’t suffering any longer.”
  • “It’s time to move on with your life.”
  • “You’ll feel better with time.”

Try to avoid starting sentences with “You should” or “You will.” These sentences are too direct and instructional. Instead, you might offer suggestions. Try saying, “Have you considered joining a support group? If you don’t want to go alone, I would go with you.”

Know What to Say
Knowing what to say is trickier than knowing what not to say. It’s often appropriate to tell a grieving friend that you’re not sure what to say, but you are sincerely sorry for the loss. Since you undoubtedly want to help your friend, it may be tempting to offer unsolicited advice. But quite often, you can best help a grieving friend by remaining silently encouraging and letting him or her do the talking.

At Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery, it’s important to us that you never feel alone during your time of grief. We invite you to explore our grief support services in Tucson, which are available 24/7 on our website. When it’s time to make funeral service decisions, you can call us at (520) 888-7470.

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