This word will cause many different
reactions in people, sometimes even within families. Cremation is a
controversial issue that has many misconceptions attached to it. For
instance, funeral homes offer full traditional funeral services when
cremation is chosen. Cremation is a word that causes strong emotional
responses, and many questions. Common
When a death occurs and cremation has
been chosen, we are called by a family member, caregiver, minister, or
anyone the family chooses.
Once the call is received, the deceased
will be removed as specified in their
pre-filed instructions. If no
instructions are on file, we will assist the next of kin in making all
necessary decisions. Removal may be immediate, or as much as 18 hours
after death. The time-frame is decided by the family. However,
Washington State law requires refrigeration of the body at a mortuary
facility within 24 hours of death.
Upon removal, the deceased is taken to
the crematory and placed in storage for the period required by law
before cremation can occur.
Afterwards, the ashes are placed in a
temporary container unless a permanent one has been selected, and are
returned to the family or transported to another specified location.
Cook Family Funeral Home also assists with the memorial or
graveside services, or the scattering service as allowed by state law.
If you bury or place the cremated remains in a niche or columbarium, a
permanent container is often used. The funeral director can assist the
family in scheduling any viewing or ceremonies of remembrance that are
to occur before cremation, or any post-cremation memorial services, or
We will handle the death
certificate filing and notification to Social Security (and the
Veterans' Administration if the deceased was a veteran).
gaining widespread popularity for several unique reasons:
control for the family
family and church involvement in services and ceremonies
return to nature
for the living
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