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Cremation Services

Cremation's popularity has risen significantly over the past few decades - and many funeral homes offer cremation services.  However, not all funeral homes own and operate their own crematory.  Many subcontract this most crucial aspect of service delivery to the lowest bidder they can find.  This is not the case at Redwood Memorial Chapel.  We own and operate our own On-Site Crematory so your loved one never leaves our care.  This also means that through several different manual and digital systems, we control the quality of every phase of the cremation process assuring it is completed with dignity, respect and accuracy. When you choose to care for the physical remains through cremation, we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service as well. There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one’s life: you can provide a chance for friends and family to say goodbye through a final viewing before the cremation, and you can also hold a formal service either before or after the cremation occurs. After the cremation itself, there are a variety of choices for your loved one’s final disposition:

  • Inurnment means that you’ll bury or entomb your loved one’s cremated remains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities including the new Oceanview Columbarium at the local W.J. Ward Memorial Cemetery in Brookings.

  • Graveside Services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.  These can include rendering of military honors, balloon or butterfly release, music or virtually anything that aids in providing a proper and personalized send-off for your loved one.

  • Scattering allows you to spread your loved one’s cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You can also choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for interment or another form of disposition.  We provide air or land scattering services, as well as assisting honorably discharged veterans and their spouses with burial at sea by the United State Coast Guard - Station Chetco River Auxiliary.

  • Placing cremated remains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one’s final resting place in a nearby location.  We have a large selection of unique urns, some locally crafted, available at our office.