When a loved one dies, family members and friends are suddenly confronted with all kinds of decisions about the funeral arrangements. Often these decisions must be made quickly and during a time of grief and loss. What kind of funeral should be planned? Will the body be buried or cremated? What legal requirements must be met? Who must be contacted? Will there be a memorial service?
Our professional and caring staff is here to guide you through every step of the way. It is our job and our privilege to help you during your time of need. We are a family owned and operated, full service funeral home, crematory and cemetery. It is our goal to provide your loved one with care and dignity from the moment of their passing until well after services are completed. It is also our hope to provide you and your family with caring support and counsel while designing services that fit your needs and the wishes of your loved one.
We can organize all aspects of the funeral services while providing a number of affordable choices and options from traditional funeral services, cremation, burial, memorial services, inurnment or scattering. We will explain all of your options and answer all of your questions so that you may make informed and appropriate decisions.
Funeral and Memorial Services are a celebration, remembrance and tribute to the life of the deceased. Services may be set up in our Barn chapel, outdoors, at a church or other location. Evergreen Mortuary also ships in or ships out human remains to or from other states and countries.
How you choose to care for the deceased is always up to you. We understand that every family is different and we honor all choices. All costs are disclosed in writing and you may choose only those services (except those that are required by law) that you deem appropriate.
At Evergreen Mortuary, we believe that memorial services are a celebration of life and are a way for the living to remember and pay tribute to the life of the deceased. It is our goal to make the memorial service a positive and uplifting event that will bring peace and comfort to family and friends.
The following descriptions are a simple explanation of some of the options that we provide but we will work with you and your family to tailor the service to your needs.
Modern Funeral Services:
It is becoming more and more common for families to choose cremation with a celebratory memorial service. The service may take place at the graveside or may be held later. Some families choose to keep the ashes while other may scatter the ashes at place of their choosing.
Traditional Funeral Services: This usually includes a viewing or visitation, formal funeral service, use of a hearse to transport the body to the cemetery, and burial or entombment. This may include embalming and dressing if requested.
Green Funeral Services:
“Green” options and use of “green” containers are available. Traditional services without viewing or direct burials with graveside are available. The Green Garden allows for burials with no embalming, no casket, no outer burial container, and graves can be hand filled with shovels.
The body is buried shortly after death usually in a simple container; no viewing or visitation is involved so embalming is not necessary. A memorial service may be held at the graveside or later.
The body is cremated shortly after death, without embalming. The cremated remains are place in an urn or container. There is no viewing or visitation although a memorial service may be planned. The family may keep the remains, have them buried, placed in a niche in the cemetery or have them scattered.
The goods and services listed below are those that we can provide. You may select only those items and services you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.
Professional Services of the Funeral Director and Staff includes, but is not limited to:
– consultation with family and clergy
– arrangement and direction desired
– preparation and filing of necessary permits and notices
– authorizations and consents
– local telephone service
– services and attendance prior to, during and following the funeral including coordinating with third parties
– expenses relative to our facility
Preparation of the remains
Use of the facilities
Caskets and Urns
Transfer of remains to/from mortuary
Vehicles including hearse and other vehicles
Outer burial containers
Death certificates, printed items for use during memorial service, and other goods and services required for your choice of memorial service