Obituaries

Leonor Salas
B: 1923-07-26
D: 2017-04-19
View Details
Salas, Leonor
Leo Corrao
B: 1927-09-17
D: 2017-04-18
View Details
Corrao, Leo
Martha Salazar
B: 1960-11-18
D: 2017-04-17
View Details
Salazar, Martha
Donald Goodman
B: 1925-07-24
D: 2017-04-15
View Details
Goodman, Donald
Estefanita Montoya
B: 1917-08-20
D: 2017-04-14
View Details
Montoya, Estefanita
Louvella Roberts
B: 1923-03-04
D: 2017-04-12
View Details
Roberts, Louvella
Linda Chavez
B: 1959-01-20
D: 2017-04-12
View Details
Chavez, Linda
Viola Peña
B: 1929-08-16
D: 2017-04-09
View Details
Peña, Viola
Mario Dominguez
B: 2000-07-20
D: 2017-04-08
View Details
Dominguez, Mario
Jose Silva
B: 1974-02-05
D: 2017-04-06
View Details
Silva, Jose
Matthew Holliday
B: 1991-03-13
D: 2017-04-06
View Details
Holliday, Matthew
Rosalie Castellano
B: 1936-05-01
D: 2017-04-05
View Details
Castellano, Rosalie
Kelley Medina
B: 1961-02-08
D: 2017-04-02
View Details
Medina, Kelley
Kenneth McDonald
B: 1948-03-22
D: 2017-04-02
View Details
McDonald, Kenneth
Rosalie Hamlin
B: 1945-07-21
D: 2017-03-30
View Details
Hamlin, Rosalie
Gay Chandler
B: 1932-08-22
D: 2017-03-28
View Details
Chandler, Gay
Frances Sanchez
B: 1943-03-20
D: 2017-03-27
View Details
Sanchez, Frances
Deborah Hester-Rael
B: 1948-08-21
D: 2017-03-27
View Details
Hester-Rael, Deborah
Geraldo "Jerry" McIntyre Kirwin
B: 1932-02-12
D: 2017-03-26
View Details
McIntyre Kirwin, Geraldo "Jerry"
Linda McConnell
B: 1955-07-02
D: 2017-03-24
View Details
McConnell, Linda
Sharon Strietmatter
B: 1952-02-04
D: 2017-03-24
View Details
Strietmatter, Sharon

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries

Why Choose Cremation

Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.

Cremation Costs are Only One Reason

Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."

Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.

You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.

Are You Ready to Talk about Cremation?

We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we're here to help you explore your options. When you're ready, call us at (505) 864-4448 to set an appointment or simply drop by our office. You can also send us an email via our online contact us form.

Online Sources:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".

 

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.