• eco-friendly burial

Dust to Dust – eco-friendly burial options

By Amy Goldman Koss I recently saw an article about saving money on funeral costs, but the thing that grabbed me was the picture: It was of a wicker coffin! The basket-casket in the photo was lovely; sturdy but airy and decorated with a few flowers. “Hey!” I thought. “I wouldn’t mind being buried in that! And POOF! A huge chunk of Read More →

  • body composting

Body Composting

We compost everything else in California. Why not dead bodies? By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD MARCH 4, 2020 Addressing climate change doesn’t just mean taking cars off the roads and shutting down coal-burning plants. It requires rethinking everything humans do that contributes in ways large and small to our carbon footprint. That includes how we travel to work, what we eat Read More →

  • death certificate

Vital Statistics Information Sheet

When faced with the death of a loved one or if you are planning ahead, one thing you can do is prepare the Vital Statistics Information Sheet. Death certificates are purchased from the County records department and at this time (2/11/2020) are $21 each. How many death certificates do you need? The amount of death certificates needed varies depending on Read More →

  • Cremation Services in San Diego

How to avoid overpaying on funeral arrangements 

Consumers who know what different options are available to them can avoid overpaying for funerals or other after-death care. Here are 12 cost-saving suggestions. Ask your loved ones what their funeral wishes are so you can do what they want vs. what others may think your loved ones would have wanted. For a complete list of information needed to carry Read More →

  • San Diego Cemeteries

San Diego Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in San Diego. This list includes the type of casket they accept for burial and the type of cremains container they accept. Please call the individual cemetery for the most recent information. This is from 2017. Cemetery Casket Accepted for Burials Cremains Container Accepted Dearborn Memorial Park 14361 Tierra Bonita Road Poway 858-748-5760 Read More →

  • Neptune Society

State sues the Neptune Society

Neptune Society Article from the LA Times, December 2, 2019 California and Bay Area prosecutors say cremation company cheated customers. Associated Press SACRAMENTO — The state attorney general sued the Neptune Society on Monday, claiming the well-known company pocketed $100 million that it should have kept in reserve for those who signed up for its prepaid cremation service plans. As Read More →

  • life and death choices

The Ventilator: Life, Death And The Choices We Make At The End

From the NOVEMBER 19, 2019 National Public Radio  The Ventilator: Life, Death And The Choices We Make At The End Many of us believe we know how we'd choose to die. We have a sense of how we'd respond to a diagnosis of an incurable illness. This week, we have the story of one family's decades-long conversation about dying. What Read More →

  • body donation

UC San Diego Body Donation Program

Why should I consider donating my body to science? The unique and priceless gift of the human body provides the knowledge that is the foundation of medical education and research. Donor bodies are used to teach medical students and other health professionals the relationship between the systems and the structure of the body. They are also used to help researchers Read More →

  • death while traveling

Death Away From Home

Death Away From Home: Smoothing the Way and Making it Affordable Th is article is taken from our series of consumer education articles. Each one explains a funeral-related topic in clear and straightforward language. From how to shop for a cremation, ways to organize a memorial service, to what you can expect when buying cemetery property, we have something useful for every Read More →

  • estate plan

Leaving a legacy: Why everyone needs an estate plan

Do you really need an estate plan? No one wants to talk about the possibility of dying, or what will happen to your loved ones after you’re gone. While it’s an understandably sensitive and difficult subject to broach, a lack of planning causes a lot of families to be caught off-guard if an unexpected tragedy occurs. An estate plan can Read More →

  • death cafes

Death Cafes and How to Start One

Death — we fear it, tell jokes about it, work to stay healthy in order to postpone it, and see it on TV nearly every day. However, we usually don't discuss it and certainly not with a group of strangers. That's why Death Cafes break most of the rules of polite society when they urge people to talk about death, dying and Read More →

  • BIohazard cleanup

Biohazard Cleanup After Death

Review of Eco Bear Services Eco Bear provides a comprehensive range of biohazard remediation services throughout Southern California. This includes San Diego County. These services include: unattended death cleanup up accidental death cleanup homicide cleanup We are family and vet owned business. Furthermore, we are committed to serving the biohazard cleaning needs of our neighbors. We do this work capably, Read More →

  • funeral help

What Kind of Funeral Help Does The San Diego Memorial Society Provide?

San Diego Memorial Society - Funeral Help Serving San Diego County Since 1958 History: Founded by group from a local church because of the reaction to high cost of funerals. We provide funeral help. Became affiliated with Funeral Consumers Alliance in 1960's. Has served over 33,000 local families and is San Diego's "best kept secret"! Purpose of the Society: To Read More →

  • Cremation Services in San Diego

San Diego Memorial Society Rights and Responsibilities of Membership

YOUR MEMBERSHIP ENTITLES YOU TO: Information and educational materials about cremation and burial options. Planning documents to authorize your choice of final arrangements. Several newsletters each year to keep you up to date on what is going on with your Society. Discounted prices at any SDMS participating mortuary. To be treated with dignity and respect by both the Society and the participating Read More →

  • planning a funeral

Funerals are for the Living

Media and salespeople urge you to plan your funeral—for “peace of mind.” But a piece (or peace) will be missing if you have not included in the planning process those who are likely to survive you. As parents we try to help our children learn how to handle money; we talk about our political values and probably even sex. But Read More →


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