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I am always shocked at what people pay for a funeral. 5 years ago my father was cremated at Keizer Funeral Chapel for around $700. For that price we received an opportunity to view his unembalmed body which had been washed and dressed, his ashes in a nice carved wooden box, a certain number of death certs and all the paperwork. For now, he still resides in our home, because that is where mom is comfortable having him. We had a service at our place of worship for free, and friends contributed food. A local community center that normally rents for $700 for the day, rented us a room for $100 for 2 hours under their special funeral rate. Just ask around, since not a lot of these facilities advertise they will give a lower rate for the bereaved.
It wasn't "green" but it was economical, dignified and comforting.
posted 3 years, 12 months ago
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