For many, cremation is the right choice to start end-of-life decisions. While cremation may be preferred, many people tend to end the planning process at this sole decision. In fact, cremation was never intended to limit the ability to honor cultural and religious traditions, personal beliefs, or selecting a final resting place.
Not all providers may offer you all the options available to you so it is important to ask questions in advance. Choosing cremation should not be mistaken that it limits a life celebration. Cremation can actually increase your choices. From choosing unique and personal funeral options to memorial services to learning about a final resting place, families can truly select elements that best reflect a loved one.
Cremation Services Offer Peace Of Mind
The simple and cost-effective, yet elegant process of cremation grants your family peace of mind. This frees them to focus on healing and leaving more resources to secure their loved one’s legacy.
Cremation Plans for Above-Ground or Traditional Burial
Cremated remains can be memorialized above-ground in urns, mausoleums or even scattered in meaningful locations. They can also be buried in a gravesite or interred in other memorial sites.
Cremation Burials Leave Unique Legacies
For those looking for more unique memorials, cremains can be crafted into jewelry-ready mini urns, placed in private gardens, benches, scatter at sea options, and glass niches. You even have the opportunity to separate remains amongst family and property.
For many years Green Hills has guided thousands of families through cremation planning with most opting for family visitations, funeral services and burial. We also assist with splitting cremated remains so families can have a final resting space yet still scatter their loved one somewhere special to them.
It’s equally important to understand where a loved one will be cremated so be sure to verify this in advance. Many providers use shared facilities that are often offsite. At Green Hills, all of our cremations are performed with the strictest quality control standards. Our mortuary and crematory facilities are located within the grounds of our beautiful memorial park which provides the family comfort knowing your loved one never leaves our care.
Our professional team specializes in planning cremation services in advance or at the time of loss. You can trust that every Green Hills representative is here to listen, understand your needs and guide you through the cremation process, with ideas, personalization and heartfelt care.
Request our Online Planning Guide for more information. Whatever your preference or financial situation, cremation services at Green Hills Memorial Park allows you to honor their memory in a number of unique and respectful ways.
Glass niches or “memory boxes” are offered in various sizes and shapes and allow families the greatest degree of personalization for a cremation burial.
Outdoor cremation memorial options include the following:
We offer a variety of cremation ash scattering options for families to choose from. Contact us today to learn more about these options.
Even when choosing cremation ash scattering as a way to lay your loved one to rest, you can still create a permanent gathering place for your loved one’s cremated remains. For those who want the ease of cremation without sacrificing a permanent resting place, a graveside funeral service may be a good option.
Our team will guide you through the cremation burial option possibilities, including outdoor graveside funerals or cremation columbaria, each of which can be personalized to honor and reflect your loved one.
We offer a variety of scatter cremation options for families to choose from:
Our families are at the forefront of what we do; we hear them. We are committed to serving them with love and patience every step of the way, while exceeding their expectations. Our staff at Green Hills understands how important these decisions are. We’ve provided our Advance Planning Guide so you can minimize the stress of unknown preferences and decision-making under pressure, ahead of time. Our Advisors are always here to listen.
When we say the word cremation, what do you think of? If you are like most people we talk to, you think of a past experience, when a family relation passed, was cremated, and was placed to rest in the home of a family member. Maybe you even envision the urn resting on the mantle. With this picture in mind, talking about cremation wouldn’t be an enjoyable conversation to have, would it? At the least, it would be a short one.
For us, talking about cremation is less painful because we know ahead of time how the conversation is going to go. We’ve been down this road hundreds if not thousands of times, and the result is always the same. Our clients go from the picture in their mind of cremation to discovering all of the new, beautiful and personal options which are available. Most are pleasantly surprised and genuinely grateful by the choices available to them. Thankfully, the days of our loved ones resting in an urn on the mantle as the only possibility are long gone. The “urn on the mantle” has been replaced by a thoughtful celebration of life and a preserved legacy for generations to come.
It’s our goal at Green Hills Memorial Park to bring you peace of mind by communicating solutions which help families celebrate their loved ones’ life with respect and dignity. With that in mind here are several cremation options to consider.
Glass Front Niche
One of the most popular cremation burial options are glass front niches or “Memory Boxes.” Families appreciate the flexibility available to them for personalizing this stately final resting place.
Memory Boxes are offered in a variety of sizes and shapes. These elegant selections are back-lit and often decorated with pictures, memorabilia, and keepsakes, helping families perfectly memorialize their loved one.
Granite Front Niche
These beautiful above ground burial options are constructed of stunning granite or marble and are offered for single, companion or family selections. These niches, set in the healing canvas of nature, have remained a popular option for our visiting families due to their proximity to streams, waterfalls and scenic vantage points within the park.
Many of our traditional families prefer this familiar means of cremation burial. Ground burial offers the ability to bury one or two family members in a number of diverse areas throughout our park.
Mixed Burial Needs
Occasionally, families express diverse needs as it relates to traditional and cremation burial choices. Our park specializes in working with these families and our many available options at Green Hills allow us to accommodate their needs and preferences, regardless of their choice in final disposition.
Shore Line Memorial Service
There are several types of scatter cremation options available for those who wish their remains to be set free on the water.
A Thoughtful, Permanent Resting Place
Of most importance is the conversation regarding a permanent resting place for cremated remains. All of the options at Green Hills Memorial Park make possible thoughtful preparations for a resting place in perpetuity.
Sadly, we often see loved ones cremains being passed down to future generations who no longer care, made evident as cremation urns end up at yard sales, scrap metal recycling centers, and other unusual places. Making preparations sooner rather than later keeps the focus on the celebration of a life and preserves the legacy of your loved ones’ for all future generations.
Give your loved ones’ the peace of mind that they can celebrate and grieve peacefully, and future generations will not be faced with the question of “What do we do with this urn now?”