2301 1st St. | Alamogordo, NM 88310 | FSE#587
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and current public health orders, special protocols are in place for funerals. Funerals have been ruled mass gatherings, no more than 150 people whether the funeral service is at our chapel, another location or a cemetery. Masks are required to be worn by all attendees. Unless you reside together, please stand in line six feet apart as you enter. Your name will be taken, as well as telephone number, to enter into the register book. You will be guided to sit six feet apart (unless you reside together). Please do not congregate in the lobby. If you are vulnerable and/or have an underlying medical condition, or if you have any of the following unusual symptoms: headache, cough, sore throat, fever (100.4 or more), shortness of breath, muscle pain, chills, repeated shaking with chills or loss of taste or smell, please stay home and take advantage of our live-streaming service. Violations are subject to $100 citations by the State of New Mexico. Thank you and please be safe, abide and be respectful of others. This is temporary.
Cremation refers to the process of transforming the body into bone fragments using heat. Any metal objects that may have been included with the body are then removed and the remaining fragments are crushed into an ash. Today, many people from various backgrounds are choosing cremation as a more economic and convenient option to a traditional burial.
Cremated remains, a.k.a. cremains, refers to the ashes that remain after the cremation process.
Cremation has become increasingly popular due to its affordability among other reasons. Many people also choose cremation for environmental concerns, the dignity and simplicity of cremation, and the flexibility it affords in the planning and disposition of the body.
Yes. Our modern facility is designed to allow family members to be present at the beginning the cremation process.
The law does not require that families supply an urn. However, the family may choose to bury the remains cremains in an urn, place the urn in a columbarium, store the cremains in an urn, or use an urn during a memorial service. If choosing to bury the urn in a cemetery, you may be required to select an urn vault as well which will protect the urn and the surrounding earth.
Visit our Urn Store
The law does not require that families supply an urn. However, the family may choose to bury the remains in an urn, place the urn in a columbarium, store the remains in an urn, or use an urn during a memorial service. If choosing to bury the urn in a cemetery, you may be required to select an urn vault as well which will protect the urn and the surrounding earth.
The cremation process does not require a casket although there are caskets made specifically for this purpose. All that is needed is a combustible container which will be cremated with the body. This container can be made of wood or cardboard and will offer dignity for the deceased.
The cremated remains will be handled according to the family’s wishes. The cremains can be kept at home, buried in the ground, inurned in a columbarium, or scattered on private or public property depending on state law. They can also be placed in a variety of objects such as a rock or bench outdoors or a piece of jewelry or other keepsake.
Yes. With a cremation, there are even more options for services than with a burial. There can be a funeral service and a viewing prior to cremation or a memorial service with or without the cremains present. There can also be a service to scatter or bury the cremains. It is completely up to the wishes of the family.