$850 Simple cremation in Chandler, AZ

Saving money on cremation costs

Do you need to arrange a cremation at a low cost in Chandler?  Then we can help you arrange everything for one low price of $850.

Our attitudes to death and funerals have been changing, and many families today find that cremation offers a simpler and more affordable option.

More families are deciding they just want a simple, “no fuss” option that can be delivered at a low cost.

Cremation offers a more affordable alternative to a traditional burial funeral.  A direct cremation package can help you arrange a low-cost funeral at a fraction of the cost of traditional funeral services.

This does not mean it is any less dignified, and a memorial service can still be conducted with the cremated remains. 

Direct cremation takes care of the immediate disposition of the deceased, and once the cremated remains are available, a memorial or ash-scattering service can be conducted.

When you can take care of everything for $850 and are dealing with a family-owned funeral business, why should you pay more than this?

What is included in a Simple Cremation Package?

Our simple cremation service includes the following:

  • Collection of the deceased from the place of death
  • Transfer to the funeral facility*
  • Shelter of the deceased
  • Filing of the death certificate and cremation permit
  • A cardboard cremation container for the cremation process
  • The cremation process
  • Return of the cremated remains in a temporary cremation urn

*an additional mileage fee can apply if outside our basic service area

Are there any extra costs?

The only additional fees are county fees, which are subject to change and payable to the county to facilitate the cremation proceeding.  Death certificate fees in Arizona are $20 for the 1st certificate and $20 for each additional copy.

Can we still have a funeral service if we arrange a direct cremation?

Yes, of course, you can.  A memorial service can be arranged once you have the cremated remains returned or even held at a later date that is convenient or appropriate for the family.

A memorial service is a funeral service where the deceased’s body is not present.  You can hold a memorial service with or without the cremation urn present.  A memorial funeral service can also take the shape of an ash scattering ceremony or a candlelit vigil or tribute.  We have some useful resources to help you plan and make your own memorial tributes in our Memorialization section.

Visit our Complete Guide to Cremation Services to learn more about everything cremation.

Comparing cremation costs in Chandler, AZ

As cremation is becoming a popular choice for residents of Chandler, several cremation service providers are serving Maricopa County.  The cost of a cremation can vary significantly for the exact same service, so it is wise to ensure you compare cremation prices between a few providers to ensure you are benefitting from a value-for-money cremation service package.

The average cost of a cremation memorial service in Chandler is $3,123*, and the average cost of a direct cremation is $1,576*. It is important to check that a direct cremation package includes everything. 

A cremation significantly reduces funeral costs.  The average cost of a funeral in Chandler is $6,128.

How can you save money when arranging a cremation service in Chandler?

A direct cremation is the most economical means of disposition there is.  In Chandler, a direct cremation can be conducted for $850 complete, making this a very affordable funeral option.   If you need to keep funeral costs down, a simple cremation arranged through a cremation provider is your lowest-cost option in Chandler, AZ.  You can then arrange your memorial services once the cremated remains are returned.  This significantly cuts down on funeral expenses.

A cremation authorization form must be signed by the legal next of kin for a cremation to proceed.

If there are multiple siblings, all must sign and agree for a cremation to be carried out.  There is a 24-hour mandatory wait period after death before the cremation can go ahead.

What help is there with cremation costs in Chandler?

If qualifying for Social Security, you may be entitled to the lump-sum death benefit payment of $255.  The funeral director will generally assist you with submitting the claim to Social Security.  Of course, many people use life insurance policies to offset funeral costs, but with a direct cremation, the funeral provider will require payment upfront.

There is very limited public assistance support for funeral costs, which can vary by county. Check out Maricopa County Assistance Programs.

Maricopa County Human Services Department

234 N. Central Ave., 3rd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: (602) 506-5911

How do I obtain a copy of a death certificate?

You can obtain copies of a death certificate from the Vital Records office at Maricopa County Health Department, 4419 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205

What happens if the deceased is taken to the Coroner’s Office?

Suppose there were circumstances surrounding the death that led to the deceased being taken to the County Coroner’s office. In that case, you will need to employ the services of a funeral director as soon as possible to liaise with the Coroner to have the body released into their care.  Only a licensed funeral director can collect a body from the Coroner’s morgue.

As funeral directors are familiar with the process, and the body is released with a death certificate & cremation permit, it is generally easy to maintain a low cost to offer a direct cremation service for an individual who has been in the care of the Medical Examiner.  The County Coroner’s office is at Forensic Science Center, 701 W Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007.  Phone: (602) 505-3322

Don’t hesitate to contact your local DFS Memorials cremation services provider at (602) 638-1151 with any further questions or to make immediate arrangements for a low-cost cremation service.

*Cost data obtained from funeral price comparison website 2024

Sara Marsden

I have been researching and writing about the death care industry for the last fifteen years. End of life services and experiences are something most of us choose not to reflect upon until we are suddenly faced with dealing with it. I have been contributing comprehensive and independent resources for families that explain how the funeral industry operates, and the laws that govern funeral practices. Sara writes for US Funerals Online and DFS Memorials LLC, as well as contributing to other forums and publications for the death care industry. I have a BA in Cultural Studies. This helps my analysis of cultural death care rituals, alongside a career background in Business Management. The death care industry is undergoing an epoch of change and this fascinates me.

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