The following describes a wide variety of funeral packages and services we can provide for you. You may select services from an itemized listing, or many prefer the convenience and cost savings of our packaged service options. Following the package selections below, you will find a link to our complete General Price List for your reference and retention if you wish.

Losing someone you love is one of life's most difficult experiences. A personalized, meaningful funeral service is an experience of immense value to the family and friends. It helps us as we come to terms with loss; it can provide comfort from the strength of our religious beliefs or cultural tradition and the support of family and friends, and it provides a family and a community with a special way of saying "this person mattered."

We believe we best serve you by listening carefully to your needs and wishes and providing a wide range of options ideas, and suggestions from which you can make choices that are just right for you.

Through the years, we have helped thousands of families create a "farewell" that is meaningful and memorable—taking the first steps on the pathway to healing from loss.

Whether you are making arrangements now or are thoughtfully planning for the future, you will find our staff to be kind, knowledgeable and compassionate and ready to make this time just a little easier for you.

Thank you for entrusting your care to East Lawn.

A special place to honor and celebrate the life of someone you love.

Funeral Home Package Selections

Although services may be selected from the itemized portion of the General Price List, the following list of commonly selected packaged services may help you select the appropriate arrangements. The following packages include a discount from the itemized prices, which is available only upon purchase of a cremation package. The following packages include only the items listed in each individual package. Additional merchandise you select and the cash advance items are not included. The nonuse of the goods and services contained within any of the package selections will not result in a reduction in the price of the package selected. The packages listed below will allow you to select items that are specific to the needs of you and your family. Visitation may be with or without the deceased present. When the deceased is present for public visitation, East Lawn requires the deceased be embalmed.

Transportation for transferring the deceased into our care for service or delivery beyond the 35-mile radius is subject to additional charges. The rates are variable and will be quoted at time of need. The package selections DO NOT INCLUDE charges for evening services (unless selected) or weekend and holiday services. All merchandise selected is subject to sales tax at prevailing rates for the city and county.

 

Traditional Chapel or Church Cremation Package $5,655.00

(package savings of up to $1,175 with purchase of casket or rental, vs. comparable services itemized)

Includes:

  • Basic services of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of decedent to funeral home
  • Embalming
  • Dressing, normal cosmetology and placement of deceased in casket
  • Facility and staff for ceremony or equipment and staff for off-premises service
  • Utility vehicle for transportation to crematory
  • Cremation at our crematory (up to 300 lbs)
  • Use of Urn Ark 
  • On-line funeral notice/obituary
  • Equipment and staff for committal service or Witness Placement of Urn 

Elective services available $295 for each additional selection.

  • Evening Service
  • Viewing and/or Public Visitation (per day)
  • Hearse
  • Premium Memorial Box Set
  • Witness Cremation
  • Utility vehicle/flower car
  • Life Tribute DVD and use of audio/video system

 

Graveside, Cryptside or Nicheside Cremation Package $5,065.00

(package savings of $875, with purchase of casket, vs. comparable services itemized)

 Includes: 

  • Basic services of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of decedent to funeral home
  • 3 Days of Refrigeration
  • Dressing and casketing of deceased
  • Utility vehicle for transportation to crematory
  • Cremation at our crematory (up to 300 lbs)
  • Use of Urn Ark
  • On-line funeral notice/obituary 

Elective services are available $295 additional for each selection: 

  • Evening Service
  • Hearse
  • Witness Cremation
  • Witness Placement of Urn 
  • Premium Memorial Box Set
  • Witness Cremation
  • Utility vehicle/flower car
  • Life Tribute DVD and use of audio/video system 
 

Memorial Chapel or Church Service with Cremation Package $4,865.00

(package savings of $1,080, with purchase of casket or rental or alternative container, vs. comparable services itemized)

Includes:

  • Basic services of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of decedent to funeral home
  • 3 Days of Refrigeration
  • Dressing and casketing of unembalmed deceased
  • Use of facility and staff for memorial ceremony
  • Utility vehicle for transportation to crematory
  • Cremation at our crematory (up to 300 lbs)
  • Use of Urn Ark
  • On-line funeral notice/obituary

Elective services are available $295 additional for each selection:

  • Evening Service
  • One Memorial Visitation Period
  • Hearse
  • Witness Cremation
  • Witness Placement of Urn 
  • Premium Memorial Box Set
  • Utility vehicle/flower car
  • Life Tribute DVD and use of audio/video system
  • Delivery of cremated remains to local cemetery (within 35-mile radius)

 

Public Viewing with Cremation Package $3,675.00

(package savings of $1,475 with purchase or rental of casket vs. comparable services itemized)

Includes:

  • Basic services of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of decedent to funeral home
  • Embalming
  • Dressing, normal cosmetology and casketing of deceased
  • Facility and staff for one visitation period
  • Utility vehicle for transportation to crematory
  • Cremation at our crematory (up to 300 lbs)
  • On-line funeral notice/obituary

Elective services available $295 additional for each selection:

  • One additional visitation period
  • Witness Cremation
  • Witness Placement of Urn
  • Life Tribute DVD & use of audio/video system
  • Premium Memorial Box Set
  • Delivery of cremated remains to local cemetery (within 35-mile radius) or return to family

 

Reception Gathering with Cremation Package $2,945.00

(package savings of $2,285 with purchase or rental of casket, vs. comparable services itemized)

Includes:

  • Basic services of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of decedent to funeral home
  • 3 days refrigeration
  • Dressing and casketing of unembalmed deceased
  • Use of Reception Hall for Gathering
  • Life Tribute DVD
  • Utility vehicle for transportation to crematory
  • Cremation at our crematory (up to 300 lbs)
  • On-line funeral notice/obituary

Elective services available $295 additional for each selection:

  • One additional Visitation Period
  • Witness Cremation
  • Witness Placement of Urn
  • Premium Memorial Box Set
  • Delivery of cremated remains to local cemetery (within 35-mile radius) or return to family

 

Direct Cremation Package $2,295.00 to $5,890.00 (range depending on casket/container chosen)

No services are held. Cremation will be completed at the convenience of the funeral home without witness.

(package savings of $2,265 vs.comparable services itemized)

 Includes:

  • Basic services of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of decedent to funeral home
  • 3 days refrigeration
  • Casketing of unembalmed deceased
  • Utility vehicle for transportation to crematory
  • Cremation at our crematory (up to 300 lbs)
  • On-line funeral notice/obituary

Elective services available $295 additional for each selection:

  • Hearse
  • Witness Cremation
  • Witness Placement of Urn
  • Life Tribute DVD
  • Delivery of cremated remains to local cemetery (within 35-mile radius) or return to family

 


"Cremation and the Catholic Church"

Reprinted with permission from the Department of Catholic Cemeteries – Diocese of Sacramento

Burial of the Body is the Norm The Catholic Church, in keeping with our belief in the resurrection of the body, has always seen traditional burial or entombment as the normal manner of reposing the body of a deceased member of the faithful as they await that day when they will rise in glory with the Lord. This ancient custom remains the norm.

Cremation Permitted if done with Respect for Christian Belief In the past, the Church prohibited cremation because it was so often associated with a denial of the resurrection of the body. In 1963, the Church ended this prohibition. It still, however, "earnestly recommends the pious custom of burying the bodies of the dead be observed; nevertheless, the Church does not prohibit cremation unless it was chosen for reasons contrary to Christian doctrine." (1983 Code of Canon Law, canon 1176,§3)

Cremation Follows the Funeral Liturgy: Thus, when cremation is chosen for worthy reasons, the Church respects that decision. However, cremation is to take place only after the funeral liturgy. The funeral liturgy specifically calls for the presence of the body as a sign of our belief in its sacred dignity: "This is the body once washed in baptism, anointed with the oil of salvation and fed with the bread of life." (Order of Christian Funerals) Families are encouraged to contact their parish prior to finalizing arrangements with the funeral home to ensure that the body of the deceased is given the proper respect at the funeral liturgy in accordance with the rites of the Church. (If, the body has already been cremated prior to making arrangements for the funeral rites, a pastor can obtain special permission from the Bishop's Office for the cremated remains to be present at the funeral liturgy.)

Cremated Remains to be Treated with Reverence The Catholic Church teaches that cremated remains are to be treated with the same dignity and reverence due a non-cremated body. They are to be contained in a worthy vessel and buried or entombed. Cremated remains are not to be scattered in the air, on the water or on the ground. Nor are they to be divided up among relatives or friends, or stored at home.

At all Times – Reverence for the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit should guide all decisions.


Options for Unique, Personalized Tributes

There are countless ways in which a funeral ceremony can be tailored to the life and personality of the person you are honoring. A meaningful funeral is one that touches the hearts of those who attend. Here are a few things we can provide or arrange to help make the service a truly personalized tribute.


Military Honors

All honorably discharged Veterans are entitled to military honors ceremony, including flag presentation and Taps. Provide us with the military discharge papers (form DD-214) and we will take care of the rest. Military honors are provided at no charge.


Special Musicians—Bagpipers, Harpists, etc.

We can arrange the services of first-class musicians to enhance your memorial event. A bagpiper is an ancient and honorable tribute. A harpist can help create a beautiful, peaceful setting. The possibilities with special music are truly endless. Prices vary depending on the musician.


Life Tributes Custom Photo Tribute

With photographs you provide, our staff creates a custom video tribute set to music that you can view at the visitation or service.

$295 includes up to 40 photographs; additional copies—$25 each


White-bird Release

White doves—a symbol of peace—released to soar heavenward and then safely home. A professional attendant will provide the number you desire, and help those you designate to set them free.

Prices vary


Tent at Burial Services

East Lawn provides tent set up at every burial service at an East Lawn Cemetery at no extra cost.


Flowers

Special floral tributes bring color and life to the celebration.


Reception Centers

A beautiful and convenient place for after-service receptions as well as for those who wish to provide their guests with food and beverage during the visitation or evening service. Use of state-of-the-art audio/video system included in fee.

Seating accommodations for up to 85 guests at St. Francis Hall, East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park, or 72 guests at G.A. Don Hart Memorial Reception Hall, East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary or 60 guest in the Andrews & Greilich reception room.

Professional catering available. No alcoholic beverage, please.

$375 for the first three hours
$75 per additional hours
Please make reservations for the reception center through the funeral home office.