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How to Design a Burial Service on a Budget Part Two

Sometimes traditional services do not fit the needs of a family. In this case, an alternative solution may be more beneficial for the service. There are many ways to have a burial service that does not fit the traditional practices. In part two, the focus will be lesser known burial ideas that can fit a wider variety...READ MORE


Is embalming required?

In most cases in the state of Oregon, embalming is not required. There are certain circumstances in which it is required though. For example, if the death is due to a communicable disease and the body will be transported, or a public viewing will take place, then an embalming is required. Similarly, embalming is requi...READ MORE


When does an autopsy take place?

Autopsies are done to determine the cause of death when a person dies unexpectedly, such as in a car accident or drowning. If the state determines that there needs to be further exploration into how a person died, then the appointed Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy. It can take up to six weeks to receive the r...READ MORE


How to Design a Burial Service on a Budget Part One

Designing a burial service on a budget can get overwhelming, especially when on a fixed budget. This four part series will go over some of those considerations and different ways to plan a burial service on a budget. Part one will talk about whether purchasing a bundle could help save money. Most funeral homes have pa...READ MORE


What are the options for final resting places?

For burial, there are three different resting place options: above ground, in the ground or at sea. A body can be entombed in a mausoleum or buried in a cemetery. At sea, a body can be released into the ocean in a biodegradable container that is weighted. If cremation is chosen, there are several different options. An...READ MORE

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