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Burial services are a reflection of cultural, religious, and spiritual elements offered to celebrate the life of a loved one. Aspects of burial services should highlight the personality and individuality of the deceased, which is why we suggest making plans in advance. Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park can help you arrange your burial service or that of a loved one in Ogden, UT. We will carefully describe factors that need to be considered and highlight different ways to memorialize you or a family member. We have been arranging burial services since 1929, so you can rest assured that we have the experience to help you in your time of need. Call us at (801) 394-5556 for guidance regarding burial or graveside services.
There are typically three separate phases of a funeral service. Our team at Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park will assist you with visitation preparation, the actual funeral, and all burial services. The casket will be present at each assembly. The wake or viewing and funeral service are gatherings for family members to pay respects and support each other, but the burial service is the final chance for everyone to say goodbye one last time. There are various types of burial services from which to choose, with graveside services offering additional dignity and honor.
An immediate burial is done without a service or celebration. It involves burying or entombing one's physical remains in the absence of loved ones. In this case, the body is transported from the place of death to the cemetery, with only a brief stop at a funeral home to secure a death certificate. Many families may choose to gather at a relative's house following this burial service to grieve together without incurring additional expenses.
Ahead of a burial service, Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park can help organize a visitation, which is also known as a viewing, wake, or calling hours. A visitation allows friends and family to gather in the presence of their departed loved one to support one another and express sympathy. It can feature a closed or open casket. If you are making pre-arrangements for your funeral, be sure to let your loved ones know if you have a preference about elements of your visitation.
Before a burial service, it is common to hold a funeral or memorial service. This service can take place in a church, at a funeral home, or even at the residence of a friend or family member. As with the visitation, this can include a closed or open casket. The service aims to celebrate life and allow loved ones to gain a sense of closure.
Following a funeral, family and friends can follow the casket in a procession to a cemetery, where the deceased will be laid to rest. A graveside service is a final chance to pay respects and say goodbye before the body is committed to the ground. Graveside burial services may include a religious leader who offers a final prayer and can even be independent of a funeral. Some families choose to hold the entire event at a cemetery rather than with an accompanying funeral. Additional elements of graveside services can include music, flowers, or the release of doves.
Burial services are the final aspect of a funeral and offer loved ones the opportunity for closure and collective support. They are very personal and should be planned according to the wishes of the deceased. Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park can help arrange graveside services in Ogden, UT at any time. To ease the burden and responsibilities of your friends and family members, consider discussing your final wishes ahead of time. This awareness can help make the process smoother and easier when your time comes. But we will also offer guidance, compassion, and support if you need help following the unfortunate passing of a loved one. Call us at (801) 394-5556 for assistance.