When shopping for funeral services in Orange County California for the first time, finding a starting point can be very aggravating and confusing. There will be ads on TV, door to door pamphlets and mailers stating that they are caring, loving and only want the best for your loved ones. Where do you start? Do you start with your cemetery selections or the cost of the headstone?
Cemetery Selections and Headstone Costs
Cost can be a major factor in selecting between a traditional burial or a cremation. All of these decisions can twist and pull at your decision making process. If cost is your deciding factor then a cremation may be the best option. Once cremated the family will be presented with the remains that can be stored at home and then disposed of once you have made a sensible decision at a later date. At El Toro Memorial park they offer affordable cremation vaults
Families can also choose traditional burials of the cremains, scattering or placing them in a niche wall at your local cemetery. These are all good choices and can be done in a caring loving manner. I the author have chosen all of my family burials to be cremation . This gives me the best control of my deceased remains without someone trying to sell me goods and services at a time of distress and confusion.
If your desire is to have a traditional burial with viewing, prayer, church services followed by a procession of motorcycles leading to the gravesite and having on site services then your local cemetery office will be very pleased to help you through the extensive price list and offerings.
We support the consumer’s right of cemetery selections and find that the Orange County Cemetery District located at 25751 Trabucco Rd. In Lake Forest California should be your first stop in shopping for a place to rest your loved one. Located in beautiful gardens and hills here you will learn about the process of ground burials or placing remains in a cremation wall. They have 3 current locations; El Toro memorial park, Santa Ana District Cemetery that is adjacent to Fairhaven cemetery in Santa Ana and Anaheim District Cemetery. All 3 district cemeteries are under 1 management with very plain and simple guidelines and best pricing in the industry. Here at the District Cemeteries they only sell plots, vaults and burial services including cremation walls.
This a must visit cemetery before you plan interviewing others. This gets our 2021 best cemetery award and best satisfaction rating. We found the following cemeteries very easy to work with the consumer when they chose to purchase headstones outside of their network. When cemeteries make this process easy to the consumer then the consumer has choices. Rose hills Cemetery in Whittier, Holy Sepulcher in Orange, Pacific View in Newport Beach and Good Shepherd in Huntington Beach have proven to work with the consumers that we serve.
There is currently a new OCC district cemetery that is being built in the Corona/Anaheim area and plans to open in a few years offering consumers better choices for a great price. These plots can be purchased in advance for those who want to plan ahead. Buying cemetery property is always a good choice from the Orange county Cemetery district. By calling the El Toro Memorial Park you can get information on their plans.