$925 Simple cremation in Orange, CA

Cremation Memorial Service Different Options

If you have an immediate or imminent need for a simple, low-cost cremation in Orange, we can help you arrange everything for one low price of $925. Our attitudes to death and funerals are changing, and many families are finding that cremation offers a more simple and affordable option. More families are deciding they just want a simple, “no-fuss” option, one that can be delivered at a low cost.

Direct cremation cost Orange CA

A direct cremation package can help you arrange a low-cost funeral. 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 $925 and are dealing with a family-owned funeral business, why should you pay more than this?

What is included in the Direct Cremation Package in Orange, CA?

Our simple cremation service includes:

  • Collection of the deceased from the place of death
  • Transfer to the funeral facility*
  • Shelter of the deceased
  • Filing of 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

Call (949) 220-2557 for immediate assistance with a low-cost direct cremation

 Are there any extra costs added?

The only additional fees are county fees, which are subject to change and payable to the county in order to facilitate the cremation proceeding.  Death certificate fees in California are $21 for the 1st certificate and $21 for each additional copy at present.

Saving money on cremation costs

Can we still have a funeral service if we arrange a simple cremation in Orange, CA?

Yes, of course. Once you have the cremated remains returned, you can arrange a memorial service. A memorial service is a type of 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 form of an ash scattering ceremony or a candlelit vigil or tribute. Our Cremation Memorialization section has some useful resources to help you plan and create your own memorial tributes.

Comparing cremation costs in Orange, CA

As cremation is becoming a popular choice for residents of Orange, there are several cremation service providers serving Orange County.  The cost of a cremation can vary significantly for the exact same service, so it is wise to ensure you do 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 full-service cremation in Orange is $5,355, and the average cost of a direct cremation is $1,541.*  However, you can arrange a direct cremation for just $925. 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 Orange is $7,852.

How can you save money when arranging a cremation service?

Cremation costs Orange CA

A direct cremation is the most economical means of disposition there is.  In Orange, a direct cremation can be conducted for $925 complete, making this a very affordable funeral option.   If you need to keep funeral costs down, then a simple cremation arranged through a cremation provider is your lowest-cost cremation option in Orange, CA.  You can then arrange your own memorial services once you have the cremated remains returned.  This significantly cuts down on funeral expenses.

For a cremation to proceed, the legal next of kin must sign a cremation authorization form. If there are multiple siblings, all must sign and agree. There is a 24-hour mandatory wait period after death before the cremation can go ahead.

cremation plan orange caWhat help is there with cremation costs?

If you qualify for Social Security, you may be entitled to a 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 and this can vary by county.   Check out Orange County Assistance Programs.

Contact Orange county directory assistance at: (855) 886-5400

How do I obtain a copy of a death certificate?

You can obtain copies of a death certificate from the Vital Records office at: Orange County Clerk-Recorder Attn: Vital Records 12 Civic Center Plaza, Room 106 Santa Ana, CA 92701

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

If circumstances surrounding the death led to the deceased being taken to the County Coroner’s office, you will need to employ the services of a funeral director as soon as possible to liaise with the Coroner and 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: Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Office 190 W Katella Ave Orange, CA 92867 Phone: (714) 538-9391

Please contact your local DFS Memorials cremation services provider at (949) 220-2557 with any further questions you have, 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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