When Death Occurs While Traveling – Transport Body or Cremains?

When you are a member of the San Diego Memorial Society you are covered while traveling within the United States.  That is because the San Diego Memorial Society is a member of the Funeral Consumers Alliance. The goal of Funeral Consumers Alliance Read More →

By |2018-08-17T22:22:23+00:00August 17th, 2018|Cremation, Funeral Costs|Comments Off on When Death Occurs While Traveling – Transport Body or Cremains?

Shopping for Funerals & Direct Cremation

Shopping for Funerals by Diccon Hyatt (with comments about Direct Cremation in blue by the staff at San Diego Memorial Society) When it comes to funeral services, the old saying that “you get what you pay for,” couldn’t be further from the Read More →

By |2018-08-01T00:22:32+00:00May 7th, 2018|Cremation, Funeral Costs|Comments Off on Shopping for Funerals & Direct Cremation

San Diego Funerals – Common Funeral Myths

Are you wondering about San Diego Funerals and common funeral myths? Embalming is required by law. Embalming is NEVER required for the first 24 hours. In many states, it’s not required at all under any circumstances. Refrigeration is almost always an Read More →

By |2018-04-23T11:01:53+00:00February 13th, 2018|Funeral Costs|Comments Off on San Diego Funerals – Common Funeral Myths

Death in One State, Burial in Another – Body Transport After Death

What Happens When A Loved One Dies in Another State and Body Transport After Death is Considered? In our mobile society, death arrangements often cross state lines. Even though the shipping of cremated remains is far less expensive than body-shipping, cremation Read More →

By |2018-07-26T14:25:24+00:00January 24th, 2018|Funeral Costs|Comments Off on Death in One State, Burial in Another – Body Transport After Death

Twelve Reasons Why People Spend Too Much on Funerals

It's easy to spend too much on funerals... Here's why: 1. Fulfilling the role of grieving "helplessness." Many people feel so devastated and overwhelmed at a time of death that they assume they should leave all funeral planning to the funeral director. Read More →

By |2018-08-24T17:51:13+00:00August 24th, 2017|Funeral Costs|Comments Off on Twelve Reasons Why People Spend Too Much on Funerals

Simple Burial and Cremation Information

History of the "traditional" funeral and simple burial practices In early America, home funerals were the practice everywhere, and each community had a group of women who came in to help with the "laying out of the dead." Visitation was held Read More →

By |2018-05-16T22:03:49+00:00August 17th, 2017|Cremation, Funeral Costs|Comments Off on Simple Burial and Cremation Information