$899 Simple cremation in Orange, CA

If you have an immediate, or imminent, need for a simple low cost cremation in Orange, then we can help you arrange everything for one low price of $899.  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.

A direct cremation package can help you arrange a low cost funeral.  The 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 $899, and are dealing with a family-owned funeral business, why should you pay more than this?

What is included in the $899 Simple 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

 Are there any extra costs?

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.

direct cremation orange caCan we still have a funeral service if we arrange a simple cremation in Orange, CA?

Yes, of course.  You can arrange a memorial service once you have the cremated remains returned.  A memorial service is the 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 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.

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 cremation memorial service in Orange is $3,302, and the average cost of a direct cremation is $854.*  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 $6,245.

How can you save money when arranging a cremation service?

A direct cremation is the most economical means of disposition there is.  In Orange, a direct cremation can be conducted for $899 complete, making this 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.

What do I need to know about arranging a cremation?  What are the legal requirements?

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.

cremation plan orange caWhat help is there with cremation costs?

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 off-set 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 on : (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 there were circumstances surrounding the death that 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 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 death certificate & cremation permit, it is generally easy to maintain a low cost to offer a direct cremation service for an individual that 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 on (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 2017

How to arrange a low cost cremation in Fresno – $995

These days it is becoming more imperative to save money wherever you can, and this is just the same when it comes to arranging a funeral or cremation.  Why should you pay thousands of dollars for something you can arrange for much less? You can arrange a low cost cremation for just $995 in Fresno.

We have put together this guide to answer some of the questions you may have about arranging a funeral or cremation in Fresno, covering everything from average costs to where to find help with funeral expenses. With around 20 funeral homes in Fresno, we aim to help you make a more informed choice of funeral home.

How much does a funeral cost in Fresno?

This is a question that funeral directors often seem to side-step answering!  Instead they like to regale you with stories of how many generations they have been in business, or how excellent they are at providing ‘special’ ceremonies.  I have no doubt that this is true BUT this still does not always justify their pricing.  If a funeral director cannot simply answer a question about price…it should ring alarm bells!

According to the NFDA (2019), the average cost of a funeral in the US is around $9,000 .

What is the average cost of a cremation in Fresno?

The first thing to establish is that cremation prices do differ considerably between different funeral homes in Baltimore.  For this reason an ‘average’ cremation cost has to be put into the perspective on what kind of cremation services are being assessed.  The average cost of a cremation funeral is $5,415* for a cremation with a ceremony and a mid-range urn.  This is above the national average cost for cremation services.  However, cheaper cremation options are available as outlined below.

Call (559) 241-8161 now to arrange a direct cremation in Fresno for just $995 complete.

Choosing a Cremation Package

cremation-cedar-rapids-iowaA funeral home must have a general price list (GPL) outlining their service charges but many funeral homes also offer cremation packages, where a price is offered for a complete cremation service.  In comparing costs and services between funeral homes, it is important to ensure you are comparing like-for-like services, especially when it is a quoted cremation package price.  Not all cremation providers quote a fully inclusive price when quoting a cremation package.  There are generally 3 main types of cremation options – a direct cremation (a basic minimal cremation), a cremation with a funeral service, or a cremation with a memorial service.  The difference is that with a direct cremation there is NO service or ceremony conducted by the funeral provider, although you can conduct your own memorial services afterwards. This is the best option to save on funeral costs in Baltimore.  A cremation with a funeral service is generally where the deceased is present and the cremation is conducted after the service.  A cremation with a memorial service is where the cremation is conducted first and a memorial service held with the cremation urn present.

Arranging a direct cremation in Baltimore

A direct cremation is the least expensive cremation option.  It is sometimes referred to as a simple or basic cremation, or called an immediate cremation.  It means that just a basic disposition service is offered.  The deceased is collected, prepared for cremation, all the necessary documentation completed, the cremation process goes ahead and then the cremated remains are returned to the family (generally in a temporary urn).

The average cost of a direct cremation in Fresno is $1,579* This reflects the huge range of pricing for a direct cremation in the city, starting from just under a $1,000.

help-with-funeral-cost-MDHow do I choose a cremation provider in Fresno?

Choosing a cremation provider can depend upon what kind of cremation services you require.  If you are looking for a cremation with a ceremony or interment committal, then you will need a funeral home that offers the facilities for a ceremony and that is in a good location for your family.

If you have decided upon a simple direct cremation at the most affordable price, then you may consider the services of a provider who specifically offers a direct cremation at a low cost.  The locale of the funeral home is not as essential if no services are being held.  And many funeral homes have extended their service area for direct cremation services.

What if the deceased had no life insurance? Is there any help with cremation costs?

An individual passing without any insurance, and family struggling to meet funeral costs, is becoming a more regular occurrence.  Not surprising when we learn that 76% of American families are living paycheck to paycheck [CNN Oct 2013].   Public aid can be a little patchy depending upon where you are but you can consult your local county human services or social services to find out if there is any financial assistance near you.   The state will meet indigent burials for those that become the responsibility of Maryland but there are generally eligibility requirements for any state funding for funeral expenses.

There is also the $255 Social Security lump sum death benefit for those that qualify, and various union, faith and charitable organizations may offer some support to families to assist with covering funeral costs.

Affordable cremation services available throughout Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, & Tulare Counties.

*Prices obtained from Funeralocity (2021)