We are thankful for you!

Thankful message with pumpkins on a blue backgroundSince it’s the time of year to gather to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, we wanted to take the opportunity to express our gratitude to you! At Foothill Funeral & Cremation Services (FFC), we have a lot to be thankful for. 2022 was an outstanding first year of business for us – filled with innovation, growth and community support:

  • We are thankful to the city of Azusa, where owner/operators Manny Godoy and Rocky Bautista and our family lived for many years before recently relocating to Covina.

  • Glendora FuneralWe are thankful to the city of Glendora, where our showroom is located on Grand Avenue. Glendora is a great community for small business. And we are blessed to hang our hats in the Pride of the Foothills.
  • Covina ThanksgivingWe are thankful for Covina, where we have recently relocated our home and have joined with Sacred Heart Chapel, to offer clients a great place to host a funeral ceremony or remembrance.

  • We are thankful for our staff, who help make us look good, working with the community and families in a caring yet efficient manner.Silhouette of climbers who climbed to the top of the mountain thanks to mutual assistance and teamwork. Conceptual scene of a team of alpinists

  • We are thankful for the opportunity to work with families during their time of need. We consider ourselves blessed to use experience to help families.

  • We are thankful for veterans. As we discussed in last week’s post, we offer special veteran’s services because we are so thankful for the sacrifices that service men and women and their loved ones make on behalf of our country.

  • We are thankful for pets. As the only funeral home in Southern California to offer services for people as well as pets, we often get to appreciate the unique relationships people have with their four-legged friends. Our own dog, Lola, is a bereavement pug who works with us in our office and helps people who are experiencing grief. Come by our showroom to meet Lola.

  • We are thankful for digital technology, which enables us to offer online tributes and honor individual client communication preferences, so people can contact us via text, email, on the phone or in person.

    Thai Buddhist Stlye cremation believe to have gone to heavenWe are thankful to be alive at a time when advances in cremation processes offer the potential for bio-cremation, which is an exciting alternative to traditional cremation.

  • We are thankful for new attitudes, which enable people to remember their loved ones in whatever way they feel most comfortable, be it traditional, liturgical religious ceremonies or life celebrations with creative themes and personalized music.

  • Green energy technology, environmentally sustainable renewable energy. Home with and clean energy windmill on Light bulb on green background. 3d isometric vector illustration.We are thankful for eco-friendly options, which offer mourners the chance to say goodbye to loved ones in a way that protects the future of the earth. As parents, that is something we value.

  • We are thankful for the plethora of resources available to help people who are grieving. This type of assistance was not always available. So, we count ourselves privileged to be able to point clients to places that offer help.

  • We are thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving Day, from all of us at Foothill Funeral & Cremation.happy thanksgiving design, vector illustration eps10 graphic

About Foothill Funeral & Cremation Services

Funeral directing is a unique job. The reason we enjoy it is because we love helping families during their time of need. Drop by our Glendora showroom any time. In Covina, our relationship with Sacred Heart Chapel is the perfect place for mourners to host funerals and memorial services in a grandiose yet intimate setting. We proudly serve the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Basin, Orange County and the Inland Empire. Working in the mortuary industry since 1996, we have worked hard to build a reputation of quality, sincerity and trust. Please allow us to help you at your time of need or in the future. Call today (626) 335-0615 or drop by our showroom.

Day of the Dead/Dia del Los Muertos

Dia de Los Muertos Day of the deadA popular form of Halloween décor in Mexico, as well as in parts of the United States, includes colorful skulls (Calaveras), associated with the Day of the Dead. Translated Dia de Los Muertos, the holiday coincides with Halloween because they both are celebrated around the same time each year. Also, each event honors people who have died. Halloween concentrates on a lighthearted celebration of friendly ghosts, humorous ghouls, and friendly witches. However, Dia de Los Muertos invites family members and friends who died to return one day each year. They come back to commune with their loved ones still alive. Continue reading Day of the Dead/Dia del Los Muertos

The Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Tye Dye

Although Jerry Garcia’s band does not have anything to do with funerals, we wanted to devote this post to discussing the group and its fan club because they hold a permanent place in popular culture. And how could we ignore a musical movement, The Grateful Dead, that embraces the very subject of our stock and trade

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Organ Donation

Blood DonationJanuary is National Blood Donor Month. Nearly seven million people in the United States donate blood each year. In fact, many do so multiple times over the course of their lives. The decision about whether to do so is relatively simple. If you are healthy and want to help, and do not have Trypanophobia (fear of needles), you probably volunteer to give. But the question of organ donation is not straightforward. After all, you only get one body to use for your entire lifetime. And when it comes time to donate organs, you won’t be around to make the call. That’s why we recommend choosing whether or not you want to be an organ donor now, so your family won’t have to decide at a time when they’ll be overwhelmed and grieving over your loss. Continue reading Organ Donation

How to Create a Memorial Display

Memorial Display ideaWhen someone you love dies, you will want to do as much as you can to honor the life they lived before they passed. To this end, we suggest you construct a memorial display. In this post-COVID-19 world, you may decide to skip setting up the display where you host the funeral. This is due to pandemic-related occupancy limits. After all, depending on the county where you live, you may have to limit the guest list. But even if you host a small in-person affair, you can help others grieve by setting up and filming a tribute display which you can either email or post online. If you aren’t sure where to start, read on. Continue reading How to Create a Memorial Display