There are two options for cremation burial:
Service at a Scheduled Time.
The cemetery prepares the gravesite and a staff member meets the family and the funeral director if one is involved near the cemetery entrance. The cremated remains are placed above ground or in the grave according to the wishes of the designated family representative. At the conclusion of the committal service, cemetery personnel complete the interment.
Interment at the Cemetery's Convenience.
The cremated remains are delivered to the cemetery office by a family member, a funeral director, or by mail. Cremated remains are interred by cemetery personnel. At your request, you will be notified when the interment is completed.
Sites for Cremation Placement
The Memorial Walk
The Memorial Walk is an elegant cremation placement option. Special spaces were created using contrasting colors of brick during the recent renovation of an historic walkway. Each space has a cement vault with two compartments; each compartment is designed to accommodate the cremated remains of one person.
The space includes a color matched granite memorial. The inscription is created and paid by the family.
The cremation garden is a picturesque area surrounding The Columbarium at Union Dale. Each grave has a concrete vault with two compartments, each designed to accommodate the cremated remains of one person. The concrete vault also economically serves as the foundation for a headstone or marker supplied by the family.
Graves are designated by the cemetery for a headstone or a flush marker of prescribed dimension; however the top surface is engraved at the family’s choice.
Private Columbarium Grave Space
Select grave spaces in the cemetery have been designated for use with private columbaria. Designed to meet our size and material limits but to your personal tastes, private columbaria can be erected on these grave sites. The limit of two cremations per each grave applies.
The Columbarium at Union Dale
The Columbarium is an above-ground place of repose for cremated remains for a limited term during which recovery is quick, easy, and inexpensive. The surroundings are dignified and very affordable. Each cremation is carefully sealed in its own container and clearly identified. The site is a perfect temporary placement for those considering other options. After two years, the cremated remains may be relocated below ground at the cemetery's discretion.
The relocation below ground involves no additional charge and the placement can be considered to be permanent. After relocation, recovery remains possible. Memorialization is available.
Standard Grave Space
According to Union Dale regulations, a grave may hold up to two cremations, or one cremation and one traditional interment. Only one headstone is permitted per grave.
Graves for Cremation
Certain sites in the cemetery are designated for cremation burial. These sites are limited to two cremation interments but sell at prices lower than a standard grave. In some cases, only flush memorials are permitted.