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Personalized Services

Funeral planning can be a difficult process while grieving the loss of a loved one. But having a funeral provides those who are grieving a place to receive support, come to terms with their loss, say goodbye, and honor their loved one’s life. Being surrounded by family and friends lets everyone share stories and memories and creates a lasting support system as everyone begins their grief journey.

 


 

Funeral and Memorial Services

Depending on your personal preferences, there are several services to choose from:

  • FUNERAL (when the body is present) or MEMORIAL SERVICE (when the body is not present, but an urn can be there) can be held at any number of venues and is not limited to a church or funeral home. Depending on the person’s interests or passions, it can be held at a clubhouse, a golf course, banquet room in a restaurant or hotel, even your own home. We can help you explore your options and find the right venue. The purpose of the service is for celebrating and honoring your loved one’s life.
  • GRAVESIDE SERVICE takes place at the cemetery and is usually short and fewer attendees than the funeral or memorial service. A memorial service can follow the graveside service if the family chooses.
  • IMMEDIATE BURIAL – your loved one is buried without a service or family present. Families can choose to have a memorial service to celebrate.



Cremation Services

Often times people think of cremation as Direct Cremation with no service. However, we encourage families to honor their loved one’s life by having some type of celebration:

  • Traditional funeral service with viewing and cremation to follow.
    • For families who do not want a viewing in a formal setting, we suggest viewing in the home, when it’s appropriate, to say good-bye. It’s a familiar setting and there’s no additional funeral home charge.
  • A Memorial Service can be held with or without the urn present.


After the cremation and services, there are several options for your loved one’s final disposition:

  • Interment is when you bury or entomb your loved one’s cremated remains. This can be in a family plot, memorial site, cremation niche or urn garden, or other indoor and outdoor locations. Please reach out to us for a detailed list of interment options.
  • Graveside cremation services are similar to traditional ground burials, as everyone is at the burial of the cremated remains and honor your loved one through other meaningful tributes.
  • Scattering is when you spread your loved one’s cremated remains in a memorial garden, cemetery, over water, or another significant location. You also can choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for interment or another form of disposition.
  • By placing cremated remains in multiple urns, family members who live in different locations can each have their loved one’s final resting place close to them.
  • In addition to the above, you can have a portion of the cremated remains held out for small keepsake urns or jewelry.



Living Funerals

A new end of life ritual that allows the person to be surrounded by friends and family sharing stories, memories and pictures. It’s more of a party than a funeral. It also allows the person to express their love and appreciation to those who will be left behind. It can take place in their home or a favorite venue.



Family-Directed Home Funerals

A home funeral allows a familial community to experience peace and intimacy at the time of a loved one’s transition. It gives people a chance to embrace the presence of death, rather than fear and avoid it. Care for a newly deceased person at home gives family members and friends the opportunity to carry out after-death rituals or ceremonies, or to join in a creative process such as decorating a cremation or burial casket.

In preparing a home funeral, family or friends respectfully bathe and dress the deceased, do hair and/or makeup, and lay out the body for visitation. Following ancient traditional practices, family members may then choose to gather with others in the presence of the deceased, share stories and memories over the course of several days, or simply come together for an intimate home memorial service.

Friends and family can gain further closure by accompanying the transfer of the deceased to a burial site, where some may wish to help dig the grave or witness the cremation to the final transformative process.


Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or want more information.

Threadgill’s Memorial Services, LLC
Phone: 503-526-3952
4815 SW Jamieson Road, Beaverton, OR


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