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Found & Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service
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Snoqualmie Valley Funeral Chapel
Celebrating Lives with Dignity.
Riverton Crest Cemetery
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Greenwood Memorial Park and Funeral Home
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Bleitz Funeral Home
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Acacia Memorial Park, Crematory and Funeral Home
Celebrating Lives with Dignity.
Yarington?s White Center Funeral Home
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Cedar Lawns Funeral Home
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Forest Lawn Crematory, Funeral Home, and Cemetery
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Common Terms Related to Cremation Services

As you carry out the final will of your deceased loved one, you'll encounter many terms. Even if you've heard these in conversation before, you may not completely understand their meanings. Knowing the definitions of these important terms will help simplify arrangements during this difficult time.

  • Cremation - The process of using heat and pressure to reduce all of a human body into ashes as an alternative to burial. This may also involve the use of flames or another heating process.
  • Calcination - Type of cremation that involves the use of extreme heat rather than flames to prepare a body, this is an alternative to flame-based cremation.
  • Alkaline Hydrolysis - Type of cremation that uses chemicals in extremely hot water to prepare the body, also another alternative to flame-based cremation.
  • Urn - A container that holds the ashes of the deceased following a cremation. Urns may be made from metal, ceramics, wood or stone.
  • Viewing - Time period during which the deceased is laid out for friends and family to come and pay their respects. Often, the deceased is dressed in their jewelry and nice clothing and made up to look as if they are peacefully resting.
  • Memorial Service - A religious or secular gathering that celebrates the life of the deceased and allows friends and family to say goodbye, it is also called a funeral
  • Casket - A box made of metal or wood that holds the body during a viewing or memorial service. With a cremation, the casket is usually disposed of after the final arrangements since no burial takes place.
  • Cemetery - An area where bodies are interred and typically memorialized with markers, such as gravestones. A cemetery may have a building or area that houses urns.
  • Obituary - A newspaper or online announcement about a death that typically provides information about the funeral arrangements
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    Cremation Association of North America
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Our association is composed of cremationists, funeral directors, funeral home operators and industry suppliers. Offering resources and information for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.
    Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Funeral Home
    Celebrating Lives with Dignity.
    Cedar Lawns Memorial Park
    Celebrating Lives with Dignity.
     
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    Issaquah Flintoft's Funeral
    540 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027
    Our funeral home is a third generation family business, providing caring and respectful services for families who have lost a loved one. We offer traditional funerals as well.
    (425) 392-6444
    Barton Family Funeral Service
    11630 Slater Ave Ne Ste 1a, Kirkland, WA 98034
    Providing Cremation in Federal Way, when you need us, we'll be there. Our services have eliminated the problem of excessive cost, so we can focus our attention on getting it right. Cremation Services
    (425) 823-1900
    Gethsemane Cemetery
    37600 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 927-3350
    Yahn & Son Funeral Home & Crematory
    55 W Valley Hwy S, Auburn, WA 98001
    (253) 833-8877
    Bonney Watson Federal Way
    1535 Sw Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98023
    (253) 839-7317
    Klontz Funeral Home & Cremation Service
    410 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002
    (253) 833-1322
    Price-Helton Funeral Home
    702 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002
    (253) 833-1165
    Precious Pets Animal Crematory
    3420 C St Ne, Auburn, WA 98002
    (253) 929-8495
    Marlatt Funeral Home
    713 Central Ave N, Kent, WA 98032
    (253) 852-2620
    First Plus
    6942 S 196th St, Kent, WA 98032
    (253) 893-0320
    Washington Cremation Centers
    749 Central Ave N, Kent, WA 98032
    (206) 818-1211
    Power's Funeral Homes
    320 W Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98371
    (253) 845-0536
    Tuell-Mckee Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    2215 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403
    (253) 272-1414
    Curnow Funeral Crematory
    1734 Wood Ave, Sumner, WA 98390
    (253) 447-8813
    Curnow Funeral Home
    1504 Main St, Sumner, WA 98390
    (253) 863-2800


    The death of a loved one is never easy, but family members must arrange for the memorial service and burial for the deceased almost directly afterward. Since most people do not have a relationship with a mortuary prior to this situation, they must make difficult decisions in terms of dealing with the body respectfully in the midst of their grief. Many turn to cremation for this purpose, for a number of reasons that we will look at here. Cremations are usually much less expensive than the cost of a wood or metal casket and burial. There is no need to view the body or wonder about jewelry and clothing to bury with the deceased. Unlike funerals, memorial services can be scheduled at a later date to respect the needs of long distance family members who want to arrange to attend. Many also find a memorial service to be much more therapeutic than a funeral, because it celebrates the life of the deceased while allowing for grief in the death. After cremation, the ashes are released to the family from the crematorium to do as they like. While some decide to scatter the ashes in a pretty spot, others keep them in an urn in their home so they feel like the deceased are always with them. Some choose to bury the ashes in a cemetery in a similar way to the burial of a body. A cemetery can be a place to visit and arrange flowers on the grave for special occasions, which some people find helpful in dealing with their grief. Some people even use cremation for their pets so they can keep the ashes as a memento of their furry friends.
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