You should contact your local funeral director. They have the experience of handling the normal sequence of events when a death occurs. You should also contact your local funeral director if the death occurs out of state. They will be able to make arrangements with the local director in the area. This will also help avoid any miscommunication and multiple invoices from different directors.
There are over 50 details to work through when planning a funeral. Making wise choices that are very personal requires that you be adequately informed. While information is available through a variety of sources, a funeral director is your one source to answer all your questions and handle all the details in a time of need. With so many details to take care of and arrangements to coordinate, a funeral director can step in and make sure everything is handled completely and professionally. At Desert Rose Funeral Chapel, we are dedicated to serving your needs.
As funeral directors, we are care givers and administrators. We make the arrangements for transportation of the deceased, complete the necessary paperwork and permits, and implement the choices made by the family regarding the funeral and disposition of a body. On a more personal note, we are also listeners, advisors, and supporters. Desert Rose Funeral chapel directors have the experience in helping families in grief cope with death. We are here to support your personal needs, answer questions about grief, recognize when there appears to be difficulty coping, and recommend sources of additional assistance.
A licensed funeral director must adhere to the ethics and standards established by our profession, including having the recommended years of preparatory and continuing education. It also means that families are treated professionally and will receive the very best care.
A funeral is an important way to celebrate a life well lived, recognize a family's loss, and acknowledge a significant life change. A funeral is not a day in a lifetime but a lifetime in a day. Funerals are recognized ways for the living to show respect for the dead and to help surviving family members begin the grieving process. A funeral is also a way to say goodbye to the loved one with dignity and respect.
Visitations are part of many cultural and ethnic traditions. Research shows that having a visitation surrounded by caring and supportive people helps families with the grief process. Viewing is also encouraged for children, as long as the process is explained and the activity voluntary. Children can benefit from viewing the deceased, as their imaginations can often make the appearance of the body worse than it really is. Since this is the last time family and friends will see this person, a visitation and viewing can
leave positive memories, with the deceased closely appearing as they did in life. Desert Rose Funeral Chapel can coordinate public and private family viewings that meet each family's specific needs.
A visitation is very important, not only for family but also for you and your loved one. Coming to a visitation and viewing a body provides an opportunity for friends and family members to say goodbye and convey their condolences to the immediate family. It is an essential part of the grieving process.
Like a grave liner, a burial vault is used to protect the grave from sinking or collapsing. However, a burial vault is a more substantial option which usually costs more than a grave liner. The burial vault is a sealing unit so not only does it provide protection to the grave but what is inside also.
At Desert Rose Funeral Chapel, we make every effort to customize a funeral or memorial service precisely to individual tastes. There are many ways to make a service unique, including personal eulogies, special music, display of personal items and pictures, and more. Desert Rose Funeral Chapel will work with you to ensure the service is as personalized as your family wants it to be.
As a general rule, you should allow enough time for out-of- town guests to make travel arrangements and arrive in time for the service. Area guests will normally be able to accommodate a shorter time frame. Oftentimes, however, we must coordinate with churches, clergy, musicians, and cemeteries to help ensure that there are no scheduling conflicts or time restraints. It is advisable not to set any time for services until speaking to a funeral director to avoid a potential conflict. At Desert Rose Funeral Chapel, we will coordinate your planning and work with your family and the aforementioned entities to help ensure that everyone is included.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel will assist you in planning your entire service from beginning to end. A funeral service can be held in a church or at the funeral chapel. Other options can include holding a graveside service or a service at a family residence.
A member of the clergy is not required to perform a funeral or memorial service. However, if a clergy member is desired, we can locate one if you do not already have a minister, as well as ensure the clergy understands your wishes.
Unfortunately, many people wait to make plans until someone dies. We understand that funeral planning is a difficult process, but preplanning can help everyone. For more information on preplanning, please feel free to inquire at Desert Rose Funeral Chapel.