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Plan Ahead

Plan Ahead

Quality tributes take time to plan. Pre-planning a memorial service helps your family carry out your vision. Allow Valley Cremation Service to bring your plans to fruition. We have many services to choose from. We can also create a custom service with your guidance. Inspiration is found anywhere. Does the person have a gift for cooking, music, cars, and motorcycles, or the gift of gab! We are sensitive to your needs, honoring them with professionalism and poise. Please contact us to help you with a pre-planned funeral.


Funeral pre-planning should be a natural part of life. It provides you with time to make end-of-life decisions in a calm and rational atmosphere. Start the online planning process now. Meet with one of our pre-planning advisers. It makes sense.

pre-planned funeral - funeral planning checklistWHY SHOULD I PLAN AHEAD

Pre-planning is a matter of taking the time to think about – and record – your end-of-life desires. It’s a thoughtful gesture to those you love, and a way to let go of anxieties about the future. Once done, you can relax, knowing your plans are in the hands of reliable friends or family.

Pre-planning is all about ensuring that your wishes are known. They can be acted upon when the time comes. Committing to planning:

It’s easy.

You can take your time to create arrangements. Your plan can best suit your needs and preferences. Just fill out a form or meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you can make changes at a later date if you wish.

Decide how you’d like to be remembered.

Creating your life celebration allows you to ensure your wishes are respected. Pre-planning and preparation give you control over your personal decisions for your funeral. Planning can be meaningful for your family, as well, if you choose to include them in the process. It can help them to feel connected to you both in life and death. Knowing that your arrangements reflect what you envisioned them to be.

It takes the burden off of your family and friends.

When a loved one passes, the family faces an overwhelming number of tasks and decisions. These decisions cause extra grief and a range of painful emotions. By taking care of your arrangements before the time of need, you’re relieving them of that burden. This gives them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. They won’t have to ask themselves, “Am I making the right choices?” They can focus on what matters: saying goodbye and celebrating your life journey. They can spend time with those who cared about you the most.

pre planning a funeral - funeral pre planningIt gives you the ability to pre-pay, if you wish.

Pre-funding your funeral is not required. Pre-payment means that your funds will be set aside and protected against inflation. Your family won’t have to worry about payment. They can enjoy peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care of. We’d be happy to provide you with more information and help you arrange for the pre-funding of your services.

What if I Move?

Once you create your funeral planning checklist with us, we store it in our files. It becomes a record of your final wishes and decisions. Your plan is transferable to any funeral home in the United States. You can use it wherever you might move. We will make sure that your plan follows you where ever you move to in the future.

Where Do I Start?

The first step is to review our Pre-Planning Checklist. It helps you consider your possibilities and gather the information you’ll need. Then, you can use our Pre-Planning Form to begin creating your personalized arrangements. You can contact us to schedule a time to meet with a member of our staff. We will discuss your options and design your plan in person.

Funeral Planning Checklist – Funeral Checklist

funeral checklistVital Statistics for Pre Planning a Funeral

The funeral planning checklist includes your father’s name and your mother’s maiden name. It also includes your level of education and your social security number.


This includes fraternal, service, or union membership. You can also include special recognition you might have.

If you’re a veteran, you’ll also need to include:


Military service

  • Branch rank
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge
  • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
  • Serial number

Ways in which you can plan ahead:


  • Gather personal information for your obituary.
  • Choose a charity to direct donations to, if desired.
  • Choose a funeral home.
  • Make note of any special instructions you desire for your services.

Funeral Service

Funeral ServiceChoose burial or cremation

  • Select a casket or cremation container.
  • Choose the location and type of service.
  • Decide whether you’d like to have a viewing or visitation.
  • Choose a floral arrangement.
  • Select which photographs and memorabilia you’d like to display.
  • Consider any customs, traditions, or religious rites that are important to you.
  • Choose the clothing you’d like for your service.
  • Select music and hymns, if desired.
  • Select a style for your stationery and memorial register book.
  • Arrange transportation for your physical remains and your family.
  • Brainstorm the ways you’d like to personalize the services. Record your accomplishments, hobbies, personality, and life story.


  • Choose a clergy member or officiator to preside over the service.
  • Select any musicians whose talents you’d like.
  • Select pallbearers.
  • Choose friends or family to perform the eulogy, read scripture, or prepare a speech.


  • Choose a cemetery.
  • Select a burial or cremation plot, or a mausoleum, if appropriate.
  • Decide between above- and below-ground burial.
  • Select a memorial or grave marker and inscription.

Remember, there’s no need to make your decisions right away. Pre-planning allows you to take the time you need when considering your options. Make the choices that are right for you. For help in creating your plan, consult one of our experts. Contact us to schedule a one-on-one meeting.


You can contact us at (951) 240-3010. Get information about funeral pre-planning. We encourage you to start your pre-planned funeral today. We’re pleased to answer any questions you may have, without obligation. Make sure to complete our Funeral Checklist. The funeral planning checklist will help you better plan your funeral service or cremation service.


Plan Ahead

Plan Ahead

Quality tributes take time to plan. Pre-planning a memorial service helps your family carry out your vision. Allow Valley Cremation to bring your plans to fruition. We have many services to choose from.

Why Should I Plan Ahead

Why Should I Plan Ahead

We are attuned to your needs. We honor them with professionalism and poise. Your departed loved one deserves a fitting parting tribute. Please contact us to help you pre-plan.

Cremation Services

Cremation Services

Families may still have a traditional Funeral or Memorial Service. They can choose to have the remains cremated. You may plan a Funeral or Memorial Service to honor your loved one.



The attention to detail and follow through from them was amazing. It’s very hard to lose a spouse but the staff members are extremely comforting and they listen to what I wanted. I feel like I gained a new friend in the funeral director there.

Marie Chaparo

Wow. Just, Wow. Evette made everything so easy and the cost was affordable!

Dawn Zolno

Evette from Valley Cremation Service was very supportive while I was a mess. She was a very good listener and took care of issues that I was unable to handle. I highly recommend her services.

David Cragg

Thank you so much for all your help my family and I are very blessed to have you help us in this difficult chapter of our lives. You are simply the best!

Hazel B. Lehman
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