Cremation is the California way. According to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), California has the highest number of cremations of any U.S. state, and the number continues to increase. In fact, it’s expected that 63 percent of all deceased persons in the state will be cremated by 2016.
Cremation, which involves the body being reduced to ash and bone, represents a more practical and conscientious end-of-life service than burial for many California residents who are concerned with their impact on the environment. Cremation also allows families to have greater flexibility when planning a memorial and choosing a final resting place. These reasons are driving the increasing interest in cremation across the state.
Choosing cremation or burial is a personal choice, and one that requires serious consideration. When planning your cremation service in California, the following tips will make easier the overall process: