Cremation is not the end… It is a preparation for memorialization.
Cremation is not a method of disposal…it is a method of memorialization. The dignity of even a simple memorial service allows loved ones to express their grief and the closure of paying tribute to a life, the time to accept their loss and the time to say good-bye.
Commemorating the life of a loved one is an extremely emotional and personal experience. When making cremation services arrangements, families have unlimited options for memorialization. The most important thing is to create a farewell event that is meaningful and satisfying to you and the others who will participate.
The more personal the commemoration, the more meaning and healing power it has for all involved. Keep in mind, there is not a “standard” cremation arrangement. So as you go through the arrangement process, make choices which are comfortable and meaningful, and that feel right to you.
For those who prefer outdoor interment, urn plots, cremorial boulders, estate benches and outdoor niches are available for the burial of cremated remains.
During the arrangement process, you will make some important decisions about memorializing and commemorating the life that was lived.
Decide what type of commemorative event, ceremony, gathering or service that best suits you and your family. Choose a memorial urn. Review placement options.
Santa Rosa Memorial Park offers a choice of property for the permanent placement of cremated remains. Urn gardens provide in-ground burials, a selection of niches in the comfort of an indoor environment and outdoor marble columbariums are also available.
As with all memorial preferences, pre-arrangments provides that your personal wishes will be honored and your loved ones spared emotional burdens and doubts of inevitable memorial decisions.
Memorials are the last footprint left on this earth, the final remembrance.
Memorial prices range from $595 – $5995.
There are many types of memorials and options for you to choose from. Your selection will depend on the type of interment you choose.
Memorialization is the physical identification of an interment space. Generally this includes the name, date of birth, and date of death of the deceased and may include an epitaph or commemoration of the life, deeds or career of the deceased person.
Memorialization may be in the form of granite or bronze tablets flush with the ground (also known as ground markers or headstones), bronze plates or plaques applied to the front of a mausoleum crypt, statuary, benches or other artwork or architectural features. Memorialization may be enhanced by the addition of photographs or custom artwork. Inscriptions can also be made in a wide variety of languages.Many people prefer the custom of cremation. Cremation is not disposition: it is a method of preparing mortal remains for memorialization. Permanently sealed, handsomely inscribed bronze urns can be placed in individual glass, marble or bronze front niches.For those who prefer outdoor interment, urn plots and outdoor niches are available for the burial of cremated remains.
The scattering of cremated remains is sometimes a preference. Santa Rosa Memorial Park offers scattering services in our beautiful rose garden and ossuary.
Our “Remember Me” memorial wall provides a place to place a cenotaph for historical purposes which helps future generations interested in genealogy.