While traditional burials are still the most popular funeral option in the country, cremation is starting to become more mainstream. This is because cremation is more cost-effective, simpler, and better for the environment as well. We encourage you to consider cremation as an option.
If you are unfamiliar with the process of cremation, it is simply a heat-based process of changing a deceased person to ash and particulate matter. The process is clean, safe, and uses no chemicals, so it is more environmentally friendly than embalming. We know that the process may be unfamiliar to some of our clients, so we offer tours of the facility and explain the process of cremation for those that are interested.
Of utmost importance is knowing that our cremation center is here on our site so your loved one is not transferred elsewhere for the cremation.
Cremation is simply an alternative disposition form from a more traditional full casket burial. Memorial options are as varied as one may wish for those choosing cremation. The process of celebrating and acknowledging a life well lived can still be accomplished with a cremation service.
We have many different options for commemorating a life, for example: some choose a traditional funeral service including a viewing with cremation following, some choose a Service of Remembrance without the deceased present, perhaps with photos and special mementos reflecting the individuals life, while others prefer a simple cremation with no particular ceremony or celebration .
Leavitt's Mortuary and Aultorest Memorial Park can accommodate whatever your desires may be. Our mortuary facilities include our Waterfall Atrium for those wishing more of an informal area where friends and family can mingle without the structure of a chapel atmosphere. We find often our families will let us help them also with a catered meal or hor'dourves from Ogden's top caterers, offering guests a time to mingle and share memories.
Our memorial options for cremated remains are varied. A traditional burial of the cremains in a family plot is offered, as well as our premier cremation gardens designed especially for those that want a permanent placement for the cremated remains. Our Crystal Gardens Mausoleum has cremation niches for those that prefer above-ground inurnment. We also offer a scattering garden where memorialization can happen with a memorial tree, or a simple bronze plaque to commemorate the individual's life.
We feel we are the leading experts in the cremation field and would welcome you to tour our gardens to experience the tranquil and serene atmosphere felt there.
No matter what the varied wishes are for your loved one, you can be assured that the cremation services you desire will be a respectful and honorable goodbye for the person you've lost.
You can preplan your own cremation, just like you would a traditional funeral, and by preplanning with Leavitt’s Mortuary you can eliminate the need for your grieving family to have to guess at your wishes or to hunt for a crematorium they can trust. Both you and your loved ones will rest assured knowing you are in good hands when the time comes to say goodbye.
Cremation costs also continue to rise as it becomes a more popular choice, so you can save by planning yours now and locking in today’s price. This way, you are in control.
Click here to begin preplanning your cremation.