Celebrating Every Story. . . .
From a traditional funeral to a personalized memorial service, a small or large gathering or a simple open house, we can create that special event that will pay tribute to your loved one’s personality by including their hobbies and interests in their special Life Celebration.
Personalized Life Celebrations
Often referred to as a memorial service, Life Celebrations offer the opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one. Let us guide you through the process of sharing your loved one’s legacy.
Our fully licensed and dedicated staff will help you develop a memorial that will be a lasting reminder of a life lived, along with a place for honoring, celebrating and remembering your loved one. We are committed to helping you personalize your service and memorialization while handling all the details to ensure that you can focus on healing during your time of grief.
The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home is a modern, beautiful center with water features and manicured landscaping nestled on the grounds in order to provide a private, relaxing setting to host family and friends as you gather to share your memories.
Ways to Personalize Your Service:
- Awards and trophies
- Sports items
- Musical instruments
- Cars and motorcycles
- Favorite food and/or drink
- Special or favorite colors
- The possibilities are endless – let us help you plan the service that is right for you and your loved one
Cremation Memorial and Service Options
A common misconception about cremation services is that when you choose cremation you cannot have a traditional funeral. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, you have more memorization options rather than fewer. Here are just a few of the ways you or your loved one can be honored.
- Funeral with a viewing, cremation to be held after.
- Funeral without a viewing, cremation to be held after.
- Memorial service at a traditional funeral home followed by interment of the ashes.
- Memorial service at an outside venue.
- Scattering of ashes at a location with meaning to the deceased.
With so many options, planning in advance becomes all the more important. This is especially true since how much your cremation will cost will be determined in large part by the type of service you have. For example, if you opt for a viewing it will be necessary to have the body embalmed. It will also require some kind of casket.
The point is–when you choose cremation you can have whatever type of service you would like. However, if your loved ones don’t know what you want then they may make a decision that doesn’t take into account your preferences. Pre-planning can help you make the decision that’s right for you and take the burden off your loved ones when the time comes.
When planning and building The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, we also built a brand new, state-of-the-art crematory on our grounds. Many funeral facilities and cemeteries do not have a crematory, instead choosing to outsource their cremations. It is important for you to know that when we bring your loved one into our care, they are here with us throughout the entire process.
We also offer a witness area where family and friends can say a final farewell just before the cremation process starts. Some families find the witness area and the ability to be in the crematory area a meaningful and healing part of the process. Please ask your funeral director for more information.