Cremation

If you are looking for an alternative to traditional burial to lay your loved one to rest, cremation is an option you may wish to consider. At Greenwood Memorial Park & Mortuary, we perform our own cremation services onsite, and we work to ensure that your loved one’s wishes are honored at all stages of the process.

What is Cremation?
Cremation is a method of treating the body after death which involves incinerating it at very high temperatures. After the process is complete, the body has been reduced to a fine powder. You may choose to be present during the cremation process, if you wish. Cremation is a dignified approach to the end of a person’s life that is growing more popular, with as many as one-third of all people in the United States opting for it. The reasons so many people are choosing cremation include:

  • It is environmentally friendly, since it requires less use of space and preserves land.
  • It is a more cost-effective option for many people than traditional burial.
  • It allows for more flexible memorial options.

Cremation Memorials
If you decide on cremation, you have several options available for storing the cremated remains. At Greenwood Memorial Park & Mortuary, we offer these choices for creating a memorial for your loved one:

Columbarium. A columbarium is a place where urns containing cremated remains can be placed and honored. At our columbariums, your loved one’s urn can be kept in a peaceful and tranquil setting. We have a number of columbariums for you and your family to select from throughout our memorial park.

Cremation Boulders. A cremation boulder is a means of preserving your loved one’s remains in a boulder that can be placed in a natural setting. This is a classy and distinctive way to honor someone who has passed, and it provides your family with a memorial that can be visited again and again over the years.

Cremation Garden. The Salli Lynn Nature Garden and Memory Lake at Greenwood Memorial Park & Mortuary provides a setting for cremation boulders and other memorials. We also provide personalized memorials—including busts, benches, and pedestals—that allow you to create a unique way to honor and remember your loved one.

Glass Front Niches. These climate-controlled niches within our columbariums provide the perfect and appropriate setting for your loved one’s urn.

Greenwood Memorial Park & Mortuary is proud to provide funeral, cremation, and cemetery services—including veterans’ services—to San Diego and the surrounding community. To schedule a tour of our memorial park, contact us today at (619) 701-6473.