Why 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 your cemetery arrangements should be a natural part of life, because it provides you with time to make end-of-life decisions in a calm and rational atmosphere. Start the online planning process now, or meet the one of our pre-planning advisors. It just makes sense.

Ready to get started?

Request a personal appointment with a Sunset Memory Gardens pre-planning advisor.

Preplanning Checklist

Laying the foundation for a well thought out plan for you or a loved one takes a bit of time, but, it’s worth every moment spent. After all, you’re setting the stage for a more relaxed and enjoyable life, because you’ll have the peace-of-mind preparedness brings.

For many, it feels like there’s an overwhelming amount of things to think about! But in all honesty, taking control of the important things in life just feels good; you know it’s the right thing to do for you, and your family.

  • Prepare a contact list of individuals who should be notified in a medical emergency or death.

  • Write an obituary or simply jot down information you would like included in an obituary.

  • Decide where obituary and memorial information should appear.

  • Choose the type of burial you prefer and make those arrangements; in-ground burial, mausoleum, or cremation.

  • Choose the type of service: religious, military, non-denominational, or fraternal

  • Designate the funeral home to care for you, pallbearers, music, flowers, scripture or other readings

  • Select the speakers and the eulogies that you would want to represent you.

  • Decide what organizations or church will benefit from memorial donations in lieu of flowers, if donations are preferred

Find what’s right for you

Given time to consider it, you’ll quickly realize that pre-planning is all about ensuring that your wishes are known, so they can be acted upon when the time comes. Making the commitment to planning ahead:

  • Easy. There’s no health questionnaire or credit check. The plan is completed, and put on file in our office.
  • Lets your family clearly know your wishes.
  • Relieves your family members of making very personal decisions on your behalf at the time of need.
  • Can protect your family from the ravages of inflation. Your expenses can be covered when you need them to be, through a pre-payment plan.

Questions about planning ahead?

You can also contact us directly for additional information. We’re pleased to answer any questions you may have, without obligation.

Does Pre-planning Require Pre-payment?

The simple answer is just two letters: No. You can set plan to paper by simply recording your wishes, and leave it for your family to pay for your desired services at the time of your passing. Or, you can protect you and your family from inflation, by pre-funding your plan. This ensures your expenses will be covered when you need them to be.

When you choose to pre-fund your final arrangements, your money is put in a state-approved trust account until required. After your pre-plan is paid for in full, our price is guaranteed. You will never have to pay more for the items you have already paid for.

Why Pre-Plan with Sunset Memory Gardens?

By pre-planning with us, you’re assured that your final wishes are known. This relieves your family of the burden of making difficult decisions, under emotional duress. Through pre-funding your plan, expenses will be covered when you need them to be. That’s guaranteed.

Our plans offer a variety of payment options to fit most everyone. Choose the payment option that’s right for you.