The Cremation Process
Santa Cruz Watsonville Cremation & Burial Service is your trusted partner in fulfilling final wishes for you or your loved one. We know this is a stressful time, but read on to learn more about how we’ve worked hard to make the difficult easier.
If your loved one has passed away, please let us know as soon as possible by calling us at 831-475-6880. A Santa Cruz Watsonville Cremation & Burial Service Specialist is available around the clock to take your call.
After your initial contact with us, we will make all the arrangements for a Transfer Technician to promptly and respectfully transport your loved one to our facility.
Cremation generally occurs within one week after all documents and state approvals are received. These time frames may vary based on local coroner availability, but your cremation advisor will be in touch with you throughout the process to keep you informed.
Once cremation is complete, we’ll gather your loved one’s remains, place them in the special urn you have chosen, and contact you to arrange pick up at our facility.
We take special precautions to safeguard identity with a personal identification band that is placed on your loved one the moment he or she is taken into our care. Our personal identification system tracks every phase of the cremation process including name, date, time, your loved one’s personal ID number and the name of the responsible Santa Cruz Watsonville Cremation & Burial Service Transfer Technician.
We only employ certified cremation technicians who are responsible for reviewing all cremation paperwork, permits and IDs, and who sign their approval prior to cremation. Your loved one’s identification disc is also placed inside the cremation chamber during the cremation process for further positive ID.
Santa Cruz Watsonville Cremation & Burial Service’s personal identification system and secure facility provide family members with the peace of mind that we will return your loved one’s remains safely back to you.
Yes, families may be present at the cremation. If you choose this option, we will just need to be notified in advance to plan with a cremation specialist for an additional charge. The extra charge can be viewed in our general price list (GPL).
Unlike many other companies, we own and operate our own crematory. Santa Cruz Watsonville Cremation & Burial Service offers low cost options to our customers without ever sacrificing service or security.
We’re always here for you. Just contact us toll free at (831) 475-6880 to talk with a trusted Cremation Specialist.
There are many options to choose from. Ashes can be returned to you to display in an urn of your choice. They can be scattered in a place with individual meaning or at one of our scattering gardens. Ashes can also be placed in a cremation wall space or buried at one of our cemetery locations for a resting place you can visit.