Ash-Scattering Ideas

One of the ways to remember and show respect to someone who has died. Spreading their ashes at sea to be able to respect their wishes. Here at the Blue Lagoon, in Cyprus.Foothill Funeral & Cremation Services is honored to assist families in creating meaningful and personalized tributes for their loved ones. As we understand the importance of honoring someone’s life in a way that reflects their unique personality and passions, we offer a variety of options for memorialization, including ash scattering ceremonies. Continue reading Ash-Scattering Ideas

Open Casket vs Closed Casket: That is the Question

Funeral ceremony. Scene with a coffin in a church. generative AIMaking decisions about a loved one’s final arrangements can be an emotional and challenging process. One significant decision that families often face is whether to have an open casket or a closed casket during the funeral service. This decision is deeply personal, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. In this blog post, we explore the considerations surrounding open casket vs. closed casket funerals and touch on alternative options like cremation. Continue reading Open Casket vs Closed Casket: That is the Question

Scattering Ashes with Meaning

Illustration of abstract scatter black dots over white backgroundAt Foothill Funeral, we understand that saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. Therefore, as a compassionate partner in your journey of remembrance, we’re here to help you navigate the process of honoring your loved one’s final wishes. One beautiful way to commemorate their life is by scattering their ashes in a meaningful and personalized manner. So, please join us as we explore ash scattering ideas that can provide solace and comfort during this emotional time. Continue reading Scattering Ashes with Meaning


Cremation Urn with flowersCremation is an increasingly popular method of body disposal. A more affordable alternative to other forms of disposal, the process reduces the amount of space and environmental impact needed for burial. Cremation also allows families to honor their loved ones in a meaningful way.

Eco-Friendly Option

Per body, cremation produces between 200-500 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions. Emissions offset in about two to three months. This green option appeals to people concerned about the environment. On the other hand, a body which has been buried will take more than 50 years to decompose. After this period, all that will remain are mummified skin and tendons. The lengthy process involves more than 200 human bones. Also, the body contains a few trillion microbes, and as many as 37 trillion cells. Continue reading Cremation


Aquamation at Foothill FuneralThe scientific name for Aquamation is alkaline hydrolysis. What is it? It is a safe, natural, gentler alternative to traditional cremation. Aquamation emulates the natural process which occurs when a caretaker buries a body in soil. In this process, the gentle movement of warm, alkaline water breaks down human tissue and bone quickly and simultaneously more effectively than cremation. Continue reading Aquamation