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Knowing Your Options for Cremated Remains

Cremation Lakewood Washington

Planning a funeral involves many decisions, one of which is between cremation and traditional burial. If you have selected cremation services for a deceased loved one’s funeral, then continue reading to learn about some of your options for the cremated remains.

Scattering
Many people choose to scatter cremated remains somewhere in nature, rather than store them in some way. Commonly, people opt to perform this ritual in a place or setting that the deceased individual enjoyed. Before going ahead with this option, be sure to learn about regulations regarding the scattering of cremated remains for the location that you are considering.

Cemetery
When opting for cremation services, you have several cemetery options to consider for the cremated remains. Cremation estates, for examples, are structures located in a cemetery that can hold several urns and are popular choices for families. If you love the idea of your deceased loved one’s cremated remains being in a natural setting, but do not wish to go ahead with scattering, then consider having the urn buried in the ground or interred in a bench or boulder within a cremation garden.

Niches
A cremation niche is an above ground, recessed compartment within a larger structure. These structures are similar to mausoleums and can contain many individual compartments. Niches come in various styles and sizes, and some can hold several urns instead of just one. Many people choose to place photos and memorabilia within a cremation niche to celebrate the life of their deceased loved one.

Home
If you would prefer to keep the cremated remains of your deceased loved one closer to you, then consider storing them in an urn in your home. Some families choose to divide the cremated remains into several different containers so that more than one family member may store the cremated remains in their home or place of choice.

The experienced and compassionate staff at Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory offers a broad selection of cremation services near Lakewood, Washington. Please give us a call today at (253) 584-0252 to find out more about our options.

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