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 is to ensure consumers are fully prepared and protected when planning a funeral for themselves or their loved ones.
Transport Body or Send Back the Cremains?
The least expensive option, if you are traveling and death occurs, is to have the body cremated locally, rather than a having a body transfer by plane. Then have the cremains shipped back to a family member or mortuary. This saves the huge price of body transfer from one state to another or from overseas.
If you are traveling within the USA and you need body transfer or cremation click here and then scroll down to the map of the USA for all of the sister organizations that participate with the San Diego Memorial Society who will take care of the body if you happen to pass away while outside of San Diego County.
If you are traveling within California here is the list of those mortuaries who can be of service.
- Funeral Consumers Alliance of Humboldt
O. Box 856
Arcata, CA 95518
phone: 707-822-8599, 707-599-1250
- Funeral Consumers Alliance of Kern County
O. Box 1202
Bakersfield, CA 93302-1202
- Funeral Consumers Alliance of Monterey Bay
O. Box 2900
Santa Cruz, CA 95063-2900
- San Diego Memorial Society
13446 Poway Rd. PMB 207
Poway, CA 92064
- Bay Area Funeral Consumers Association
O. Box 60448
Palo Alto, CA 94306-0448
- Funeral Consumers Alliance of Southern California
501-I So. Reino Rd., #333
Newbury Park, CA 91320
- Funeral Consumers Alliance of Stanislaus/Merced Counties
O. Box 4252
Modesto, CA 95352-4252
- Funeral Consumers Alliance of San Joaquin Co. & The Mother Lode
O. Box 4832
Stockton, CA 95204-4832
(also serves Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties)
Here are a couple of articles from the Funeral Consumers Alliance
- Funerals don’t have to break the bank
American families can easily spend $10,000 on funeral and burial costs without realizing there’s an alternative. A little planning can save a lot of money. Learn More ->
- Shopping around can save you thousands
Although it can be tempting to pick a funeral home based on location or family tradition, you can save thousands of dollars, just by shopping around right where you live. Learn More ->
- You have a legal right to clear, upfront prices
It is your legal right to obtain a full itemized list of products and services from a funeral home, not just their “traditional” packages. Learn More ->