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Burial Process | What To Expect

About Our Burial Process

Step 1: Arrange and Collect

The moment arrangements are finalized, we swiftly assume the responsibility of caring for your loved one.

  • 1-3 days
Step 2: Registration

We initiate the process of burial by officially recording your loved one's passing with both the county and state authorities.

  • 4-7 days
Step 3: Burial

We carry out a respectful burial at the cemetery of your preference.

  • 8-10 days
Step 4: Death Certificates

We initiate the process of obtaining the death certificates from the county where your beloved family member passed away. After the application is handled by the Health Department, the Death Certificates are promptly sent to your address.

  • 2-3 Weeks

Burial FAQs

Burial & Embalming Frequently Asked Questions

We are always happy to have your visit our office in Hollywood. Please make an appointment if you would like to do so.

At the office we will have samples of our biodegradable urns and smaller portion urns, but likely you will find the widest range of options by seeing what we have here.  Caskets are too large to be kept at our location in the middle of Los Angeles, so each one is special ordered for your loved one at the time of death. Here are the most common caskets and shrouds chosen our families.

For most of human history, what we now call natural burial was just called “burial.” A simple, shallow hole dug into the earth, and the shrouded dead body placed into the hole.

However, in many modernized areas of the world, cemeteries require the body be placed in a metal or wooden casket, then placed in a concrete or metal vault. The earth is not coming anywhere near the dead body.

In addition:

“American funerals are responsible each year for the felling of 30 million board feet of casket wood (some of which comes from tropical hardwoods), 90,000 tons of steel, 1.6 million tons of concrete for burial vaults, and 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid. Even cremation is an environmental horror story, with the incineration process emitting many a noxious substance, including dioxin, hydrochloric acid, sulfur dioxide, and climate-changing carbon dioxide.” via Just How Bad is Traditional Burial? 

This is why Clarity Funerals works with Joshua Tree Memorial Park to offer green burials to our families.

Burial pricing tends to be a little more complicated, due to the number of variables involved. Burial costs more than cremation, but may be something that aligns with your values, making the additional expense worth it.

For a burial to take place, you’ll need a funeral home (in this case Clarity Funerals) and a cemetery (in this case Joshua Tree Memorial Park). You’ll be working with and speaking to both organizations before burial is complete. In the Southern California area, you are unlikely to do a burial all in (funeral and cemetery) for less than $6,000. Clarity’s charges are the smaller part of the equation. Joshua Tree can tell you prices and arrange a site visit when you call them at 760-366-9210.

Simply put, embalming is the process of temporarily preserving a corpse by draining the blood and fluids from the body and replacing them with a chemical solution. Historically, embalming was done with formalin (formaldehyde) solutions.  Today, we have equally-effective alternatives that are not formaldehyde based.

Many traditional funeral homes will tell you company policy requires embalming for visitation.  We emphatically do not require embalming to have a visitation or a witness cremation at our facility.

To learn more of the details of what exactly happens during the embalming process, please watch the video from our founder Caitlin Doughty, “What exactly happens to a body during embalming?“.

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Los Angeles Location

5300 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 320
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Santa Ana Location

901 W Civic Center Dr. #200A
Santa Ana, CA 92703

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1835 S Lewis St,
Anaheim, CA 92805