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Frequently Asked Questions: Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Orange County

FAQ: Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Orange County

What services do funeral homes provide?

Funeral homes offer a range of services to assist loved ones with the planning process after death. They take care of transportation of the body, preparation of death certificates, and notification of family members and authorities when necessary. 

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Funeral homes also coordinate with insurance companies, Social Security, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and other organizations to coordinate benefits. 

They handle the preparation and submission of obituaries, embalming of bodies, preparation for viewing, and assistance with planning burial, cremation, memorial services, and funerals.

IMPORTANT: Not all funeral parlors offer every funeral service

What happens when a family member dies away from home?

When a family member passes away away from home, the funeral service you select will arrange for the transportation of the body back to the correct funeral home or mortuary. They will handle the logistics to ensure the body is properly transported and received.  

What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service? 

The main difference between a funeral and a memorial service is the presence of the body.

In today's modern world, the "service" can mean burial, ceremony, celebration of life, or funeral.

A traditional funeral service is where the body is present, while memorials are events where the body is not present. Both types of services provide an opportunity for family and friends to gather, pay their respects, and honor the deceased. 

Even a cremated body can be present at the memorial service with ashes placed in an urn. 

And the family can have a simple memorial where the cremated remains are brought to a cemetery or scattered at sea.

Is embalming required– we have a smaller budget? 

Embalming is not typically required, especially if cremated. However, if the person dies of a contagious disease or if there will be a significant time lapse between death and burial, annointing may be required.

To save you money, we refrigerate to preserve and care for your loved one up to 7 days. It's best to consult with the funeral home or local regulations to determine if embalming is required in your case.

Who cares for my loved one once transferred into your custody?

Your loved one's care is overseen by the licensed funeral directors at WillowBridge until cremation or burial can be provided.  

Funeral Homes and crematories are regulated by the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau of California.

Can my loved one be viewed prior to cremation?

Yes, you can customize the funeral process how you wish within our easy processes. We allow the immediate family to schedule a time for a final goodbye before the cremation.

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