For over a century, Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery has proudly served the families of Pasadena, California. This long history of compassionate service means that families can be assured that Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery is ready and able to provide compassionate cremation services to the Pasadena community and the surrounding areas. To learn more about the compassionate and affordable services provided by Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery, please visit their site here: https://www.mtn-view.com/ or to speak personally with a Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery representative, please use this number, (626) 794-7133. Please note that professional funeral staff is available 24 hours a day.
Located below the San Gabriel Mountains, Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery is one of the few families-operated cemeteries and mortuaries in the area. Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery offers a variety of cremation services to families.
Within the United States, cremation has increasingly become more popular. In 2015, cremation replaced traditional burial as the most selected form of disposition. The National Funeral Directors Association, or NFDA estimated that in 2020, more than half of Americans had chosen cremation as their preferred form of disposition. The NFDA believes that in 20 years, more than 80% of Americans will choose cremation.
The cost of cremations in the United States typically ranges from $1,000 to $7,000. Depending on location, the services you request, the cremation service, and the provider you choose to work with. The cost for cremation varies widely. Cremation itself is a straightforward process, but a family’s wishes play a major role in determining the final cost. Keep in mind that adding on services such as viewings, a memorial service, and witness cremation will increase the cost of a cremation. A direct cremation service done by Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery begins at $3,145. Far more affordable than the cremation services done by other funeral homes in the Pasadena, CA area.
Direct cremation prices will usually include basic services such as a loved one’s transportation to the crematorium, a cremation casket, the cremation process, and the return of a loved one’s ashes in a simple container. Costs for cremation also include filing the necessary paperwork and permits.
The cremation provider one chooses handles all aspects of the process from start to finish. However, with direct cremation, families typically forgo optional add-ons such as embalming, body preparation, viewing and visitation, as well as any graveside services. Since direct cremation is such a simple process, cremation costs are usually much lower than they would be if one chooses to work with a funeral home.
A direct cremation service is not the only type of cremation service a family can choose from. Families can choose to have a traditional funeral service or viewing prior to the cremation process. If a family chooses to host a traditional funeral service or a viewing prior to cremation, then families can rent a casket in lieu of purchasing one. In addition, if families choose this option, embalming fees apply. Families also have the option of hosting a traditional funeral service or memorial service after the cremation occurs. If a family chooses this option, then the urn would be the focal point of the service. Please note that both services are still less expensive than a traditional funeral service where the final resting place of the deceased is in a cemetery.
The loss of a loved one can leave families with a lot of unanswered questions, feelings of stress, anxiety, and grief that make events difficult to handle. The experienced funeral directors at Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery will guide families through the aspects of the funeral service with compassion, dignity, and respect. The staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist families in making funeral service arrangements. In a moving review of Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery, Christopher wrote, “Parents had entered into a pre-need agreement with Mountain View Cemetery. When mother passed away 22 years later, they were thorough, thoughtful, considerate, and professional, and satisfied all contractual responsibilities perfectly and without question. Highly recommend their services.”
Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery
Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery
2400 North Fair Oaks Avenue
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