A traditional choice for a permanent resting place
Today there are more options than ever on how to celebrate a life lived. Choosing burial as your final disposition allows you to have a final resting place with options to have a personal celebration. We believe that no two people are alike, and no two services should be alike either.
Through traditional or contemporary services, many are turning to unique, personalized ways of honoring a life lived and aiding the grieving process. A personalized celebration gives you and your family something to concentrate on as you relive memories. We offer many ways to personalize a service. From serving your loved one’s favorite ice cream to releasing balloons, displaying memories through photo boards or even playing a tribute video, burials with celebrations have one focus in mind, celebrating the unique life lived.
If you’ve ever wanted to surround yourself in lasting beauty through eternity. If you’ve ever considered the emotions and comfort of family and friends as they grieve loss. If you’ve been curious about the ability to create a private family estate. If you wish to explore all the options available to you, learn more about the new Forest Lawn Mausoleum.
Private Family Estates / Alcoves
Forest Lawn has private family estates for those wanting a little more space. These alcoves offer the opportunity to be surrounded by other family members in a nice, secluded area.
Traditional services that generally include the following:
- Visitation with family and friends
- Funeral ceremony
- Burial of your loved one at the cemetery (may be private or public)
Location of the funeral ceremony and reception are of your choosing. We will go over available options during the arrangement process.
Services held at the gravesite at a cemetery. Graveside services can follow a traditional funeral or can be held as the only service event. Graveside services are often held as private gatherings of only close family and friends.
The value of a viewing
Whether or not an open casket is part of the celebration is an individual family choice. The main reason we have any “viewing” is because it allows people to have a physical presence to focus on when saying their goodbyes. Since most people are visually inclined by nature, it seems to help them see the person, for the death to be “real” to them and allows them to better focus on tidying up the loose ends that they have with this person. A funeral helps people begin to complete their relationship with the person who died, and sometimes seeing the body helps.