Exploring Our Fine Arts Sites

When you visit Inglewood Park Cemetery in Southern California, your eye will almost certainly be drawn to some of the beautiful artworks that contribute to our lovely and tranquil setting. There is the Garden of Little Lambs, a charmingly innocent sculpture mounted in the central portico at Del Prado Mausoleum. The Golden West Mausoleum is home to dozens of artistically intricate and gorgeous stained-glass creations, illustrating subjects as diverse as ancient Roman legends, the early Spanish settlers, the California Missions, and the natural landscapes of California. Manchester Garden Mausoleum is the site of multiple abstract stained-glass paintings, bronze sculptures, and a reflecting pool. Pineview Garden features a respectful permanent tribute to the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. All of these extraordinary works help to make our cemetery the historic and unique place that it is.

The staff at Inglewood Park Cemetery is here to help you with pre-planning all of your cremation and/or burial needs. If you are looking for a cemetery in the greater Los Angeles area, call us today at (310) 412-6500 to inquire about our services.

Tips for Selecting a Family Cemetery Plot

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If you like the idea of you and your loved ones sharing a final resting place, you may want to think about finding a family cemetery plot. Before you settle on a single location, however, there are some important things that you’ll want to consider. Here are some tips for picking out the right cemetery plot for a family:

Think about what type of headstones you want.
In many family cemetery plots, there is a single large memorial headstone and an individual marker for each member of the family that is interred there. In other cases, there will simply be individual headstones for each person. Before picking a site for your family plot, decide whether there will be enough room for the type of memorial markers you envision.

Consider what type of interment will be used.
Your family plot needs may differ depending on whether the deceased are to be buried or cremated. If one or more members of your family are cremated, there are a number of different interment options, including urn gardens. Talk to the staff at Inglewood Park Cemetery about the options that they have available for interring cremated remains.

Think about your loved ones’ wishes.
It’s a good idea to talk as a family about the prospect of a family plot before you commit to it. Different members of your family may have different wishes, and it’s important to hear everybody’s perspective before you decide. While this can be a sensitive issue to raise, it’s important to be able to speak openly and productively about it at an appropriate time.

If you are looking for further guidance in picking out a cemetery plot for your family in the greater Los Angeles area, it’s time to speak with the staff at Inglewood Park Cemetery. We offer a number of options for family plots, including areas that allow for upright granite monuments. If you have any questions, call (310) 412-6500 today.

Examining the Benefits of Pre-Planning for the Cost of Final Expenses

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Pre-planning one’s final arrangements isn’t something that most people are likely to think about, even as they reach their golden years. It’s easy to assume that this is a matter that can be left to your loved ones, to be taken care of at a later date. But making your own arrangements in advance actually has a number of significant advantages.

Pre-planning locks in the cost.
If there’s one thing that people who have lived a long life know all too well, it’s that prices tend to rise over time. A service that seems affordable today may seem formidably expensive to your children or grandchildren. When you plan and pay for your own services in advance, it means that you’ve locked in the price, removing that burden from your loved ones.

Pre-planning is helpful to your family.
One of the most difficult aspects of making arrangements at the time of need is that it takes place while family members are mourning the loss of the deceased. Planning ahead means that your family won’t have to work to organize a memorial ceremony and interment at a time that may be especially stressful and saddening for them. It can also reduce family quarrels related to who will be paying for services.

Pre-planning ahead ensures that your wishes will be carried out.
If you have a specific vision for how you want your remains to be interred, pre-planning is the best way to ensure that it happens exactly as you want it. Memorial services can be complex, and organizing these matters yourself will also be immensely helpful to your family.

At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we offer a variety of interment options, including cremation, for individuals and families. For more than a century, we have been providing the people of the greater Los Angeles community with a peaceful and beautiful cemetery grounds. If you would like to ask about our payment plans, call (310) 412-6500.

Answers to Common Questions about Pre-Planning Services

Interment and memorialization pre-planning allows individuals to direct their own final arrangements. It can give you peace of mind to know that your wishes will be carried out after your death and that your surviving loved ones won’t have to make these difficult decisions. A memorial counselor can guide you through the pre-planning process.

Do pre-need arrangements only cover burials?

No, you can make any pre-need arrangements you wish. Your final arrangements can include your preferences for any of the following:

  • Burial.
  • Cremation.
  • Gravestone or marker.
  • Interment rights in an interment space.

Other functions and services associated with making your final arrangements must be made through a Mortuary/Funeral Home, and possibly a Church, but you can still express your preferences for these items and ceremonies so that your surviving loved ones can carry out your wishes.

What are my interment options?

Your specific options will depend on the cemetery you choose. In general, you can choose from in-ground burials, mausoleum crypts, and cremation niches. You may also choose to have a family estate. A family estate secures space for the remains of loved ones, allowing your family to stay close even after death.

Do I need to purchase a concrete vault?

If you purchase a lawn crypt, a concrete vault will already be in place, so there is no need to purchase this separately. People who choose in-ground burial do need to purchase a concrete vault. The vault’s purpose is to protect the casket or urn from degradation from the natural elements of the ground.

What is endowment care?

California requires every cemetery to charge a fee for cemetery maintenance. The endowment care deposit is collected from every individual who purchases interment rights in a cemetery and deposited into a designated fund reviewed by the State annually. The interest earned on the funds is used to maintain the grounds.

The memorial counselors at Inglewood Park Cemetery can answer all of your questions about our pre-planning services available in the Los Angeles area. You can contact us at (310) 412-6500. You’ll also find more information about our cemetery and our services on our website.

Do You Qualify as a Surviving Joint Owner?

Funeral pre-planning is a thoughtful way to reduce the burden on surviving family members. Many people who pre-plan their final arrangements also choose to purchase interment rights in the cemetery to lock in the current price. In some cases, however, individuals end up choosing to be buried elsewhere. If you jointly own interment rights at Inglewood Park Cemetery, and the co-owner is now deceased with final arrangements made elsewhere, you may qualify as a surviving joint owner. In this case, you have the legal right to list the interment rights for sale, if you wish.

You must meet all of the following criteria in order to qualify as a surviving joint owner. First, you must possess an ownership document that refers to you as the grantee. The other designated grantee must be deceased, and the ownership document must be labeled with these words: “As joint tenants with rights of survivorship.” You must also be able to produce a death certificate for the deceased joint owner.

If you have any questions about our cemetery property listings or policies, you can get in touch at (310) 412-6500. Inglewood Park Cemetery is honored to provide serene interment spaces in the Los Angeles area.

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