Certainly this is a big decision, based on any number of factors: religious or spiritual beliefs, finances, and ecological awareness are just some of the reasons we've heard for choosing cremation.
Before you can make the choice, you need to know exactly what it is you're considering.
One of our professional funeral directors will address any of your inquiries or concerns.
Thats why We offer at our Valdez and Sons facility a full range of services from direct cremation to a full service cremation.
If you, or a family member, are curious about cremation or wondering if cremation is the right option for your situation, we invite you to read this section of our page.
While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.
We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we're here to help you explore your options.
When you're ready, call us at +1 (830) 773 9591. to schedule an appointment.
The Valdez Family has provided our community with the best quality staff, facilities and equipment possible.
In 1980 we built a funeral home and crematory specifically to provide quality and unique cremation services to our families.
We are the first funeral home in Eagle Pass Texas to own and operate our own crematory, we were the first to have it as part of the funeral home itself.
For our families convenience, we are the only funeral home in Eagle Pass (and its surroundings) to own and operate our own cremation center.
The caring, compassionate funeral directors at Valdez & Son's Memorial Funeral Home promise each family the highest level of:
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A visitation can take place prior to the funeral service and the cycle is completed with the cremation rather than a traditional burial.
Once the cremation has occurred, the cremated remains are returned to your family.
You can then decide to scatter, bury, or retain the cremated remains in an urn.
Learn more about our cremation process here.
The urn is usually on display at the service, which can take place in any setting preferred by the family.
We are here to help you make an informed decision. Please call +1 (830) 773 9591 with any questions.
The practice of cremation faded in Europe by the fifth century and during the Middle Ages, it was primarily used in the punishment of heretics or in response to the fear of contagious diseases.
Today, cremation is preferred by more and more people around the world.
These are then processed into what we commonly call ashes.
Returned to the family in a temporary urn (or a more personal urn selected by the family), these ashes can be kept, buried, or scattered.
Some families even choose to place a loved one's cremated remains in a hand-crafted piece of cremation art.
"In modern crematories, the body is stored in a cool, temperature-controlled room until it's approved for cremation.
The body is prepared by removing pacemakers, prostheses and silicone implants.
The body is then put into a container or casket made out of flammable materials such as plywood, pine or cardboard."
When the cremated remains are cooled, they are processed to a uniformly-sized pebble-like substance and placed in an urn. The funeral director then returns the cremated remains to the family.
Coming to terms with the death of a loved one is important and can be achieved with a memorial service. Bringing family and friends together provides everyone with the opportunity to share memories and receive support.
We appreciate the opportunity to share our insights and experience to fully support you in making end-of-life decisions for you and your family.
Call us at +1 (830) 773 9591 to schedule an appointment or drop by our office.