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Learn About the Society

The Cremation Society of Southern California was founded by Chris and Rhonda Miller who have been providing dignified funeral services to the Southern California area for over forty years.

This family owned crematory focuses on you and your family when you need us most. We are a membership-based cremation provider, established to address the growing demand for cremation services at an affordable price. 

Cremation arrangements or pre-planning can be easily completed on this website or by calling our 24-hour toll free number (1-855-734-4440). We can personalize and customize your cremation service and we offer a wide array of funeral merchandise at affordable prices. You can expect our staff to be open and upfront about our pricing and services and to make your funeral arrangement process as easy as possible. 

CSOSC proudly operates its own crematory, thereby avoiding costly subcontracting fees and assuring family members that their loved one will remain in our care and on site throughout the entire cremation process. CSOSC has relationships with various churches and community centers throughout Southern California where dignified, full traditional funeral services can be held at a fraction of the price of corporate funeral homes.

What makes us unique from other funeral homes and cremation providers?

Whether you are pre-arranging or in need of immediate funeral services let Cremation Society of Southern California show you how simple and affordable arrangement can be for your family. 

* additional fees may apply.



Location

Cremation Society of Southern California
1102 East 6th Street
Corona, CA 92879
FD 2124
855-734-44400

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Cremation Options

The number of people choosing cremation has increased significantly in the past few years, yet cremation carries a long tradition and remains largely unchanged.

Cremation simply expedites the process of reducing a body to bone fragments through application of intense heat.

What is done before or after the cremation is up to the survivors, or up to you. You can relieve the burden of these decisions by pre-planning your arrangements in advance of need so that your wishes will be honored.

Contrary to what some people believe, Cremation does not limit choices, but, in fact, increases one’s options. It is a process which is performed in a respectful and dignified manner and can be memorialized in many ways.

Cremation and Funerals

Choosing cremation neither eliminates nor does it require a funeral service. Traditional or contemporary services are often planned before or after the cremation process. A funeral service followed by cremation may be exactly the same as a funeral service followed by ground burial. They can be elaborate or simple and traditional or nontraditional. Arrangements and ceremonies tend to be as individual as the persons for whom and by whom they are made.They may be personalized specifically to reflect the life of the deceased, and thus have a special meaning. Cremation Society of Southern California is able to assist in any and all of your Funeral Service needs. To obtain more information on funeral services click here or call 855-734-4440.

The Complete Cremation Service will be just like a Complete Funeral Service except cremation will follow instead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated by the use of a cremation casket (casket that is designed to be cremated) or the use of a rental casket. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventual cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family for safe keeping. Urns are used to hold the cremated remains. Urns can be constructed out of basic materials like cardboard or plastic, or constructed out of more protective materials like basic and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and woods.

The Immediate Cremation Service can be arranged as an immediate disposition of the body, but is most times followed by a memorial service at the church, funeral home or other location. A Memorial Service is one where the body is not present. We recommend that if you select an immediate cremation that you are allowed a time, if possible, to privately view the body as a family. If the viewing can be done in a matter of a few hours after the death then embalming will not be necessary. If there is to be a long delay (more than 8-12 hours) then embalming would be encouraged. If the viewing could not be done within 48 hours then embalming may be required. Viewing of the deceased is a very important step in acknowledging that the death has occurred. Having some type of service or ceremony is also a key ingredient to a healthy recovery of a loss due to a death.

A Direct Cremation refers to a cremation being provided, while limiting funeral services to the removal and transportation of the deceased into our care.



Our Cremation Code of Ethics

At Cremation Society of Southern California you are entitled to review the various service and merchandise options we can provide as well as being advised of any legal or policy requirements that may have an impact on the decisions you are making.

Compared to most others, we are somewhat unique in that our facility is secure and under our own control. It is immaculate and ready for your inspection at any time. 

Our cremation equipment represents the newest and cleanest technology and our procedures are careful and thorough. We offer free pre-cremation identification to ensure peace of mind and also the ability to witness the cremation process for family members that wish to be present. 

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Our Crematory

Cremation Society of Southern California provides our families with the peace-of-mind that they are entitled to during the cremation process.

We have developed a very rigorous set of operating policies and procedures in order to maximize our level of service and minimize the potential for human error. We are licensed and caring professionals who oversee the operation of our crematory at all times. We also monitor and record all activities in our crematory 24-hours per day using a closed-circuit DVR system. None of these safeguards are required by law, but with the responsibility you have entrusted with us, why should you expect anything less? 

Our crematory is ready and available for inspection during normal business hours and we can arrange for family members to be in attendance during the cremation process. Our purpose is to help families make well-planned preparations in their time of need, provide a peaceful and soothing environment where people can gather to honor a loved one, preserve longstanding traditions and customs, and offer personalized and affordable services and products. 

Our families can expect the utmost in privacy, professionalism, and respect for their loved one. We believe that the success of any business requires dedication and professionalism. In our business, in particular, it also requires a great deal of kindness, compassion and attention to detail. You’ll find these qualities in each and every member of our staff here at Cremation Society of Southern California.

Your loved one never leaves our care

We are among the very few mortuaries to operate our own clean and secure crematory. From the moment you loved one is taken in to our care until the cremation is completed you can feel safe they never leave our facility.

We cremate only one person at a time

It takes more effort to ensure that the cremation is handled with care, dignity, and high standards. To assure your loved one is being cared for appropriately, we adhere to a rigorous identification check and cremation process.

Your personal inspection is encouraged

We encourage your personal inspection. We are confident that you will feel safe and secure that we are caring for your loved one in our clean and secure facility.



What to Do when Death Occurs

When a death occurs in your family, you will be faced with important tasks and decision-making during a very difficult time. You may not know what to do or when to begin making arrangements. Bearing the responsibility can be overwhelming. Remember that you are not alone. Cremation Society of Southern California is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you with the details and offer our guidance. We have compiled the following list to help guide you through the steps you will need to take when a death has occurred. Your funeral director will help coordinate all of the details when you meet for an arrangement conference.

  1. After a death has occurred, notify Cremation Society of Southern California by calling 855-734-44400. The following are some questions that we may ask when you call:
    • What is the full name of the deceased?
    • What is the location of the deceased (Hospital, Nursing Facility or Residence)?
    • What is your name, address and telephone number?
    • What is the name, address and phone number of the next-of-kin?
    • Is there a pre-arranged funeral plan? (If yes, what is the plan name or number?)

    We will then set an appointment time for you to come to the funeral home to complete the details of the funeral arrangement. We will ask you to bring in some items and information that will be necessary to complete the arrangement. These items will include:

    • Clothing for the deceased
    • Social security number of the deceased
    • The deceased's birth date and city and state of birth
    • The deceased's parents names, including mother's maiden name
    • Information about the deceased's education
    • Marital status of the deceased
    • Veteran's discharge papers or Claim Number
    • A recent photograph of the deceased
    • Pre-arrangement paperwork (if applicable)
    • Cemetery lot information (if applicable)
  2. Contact your clergy. Decide on a time and place for the funeral or memorial service (the services may be held at the funeral home)
  3. The funeral home will assist you in determining the number of copies of the death certificates that you will need and will order them for you
  4. Make a list of family, friends and business colleagues, and notify each by phone. You may wish to use a "branching" system: make a few phone calls to other relatives or friends and ask each of them to make a phone call or two to specific people
  5. Decide on an appropriate charity to which gifts may be made (church, hospice, library, organization, school)
  6. Gather obituary information, including a photo, age, place of birth, cause of death, occupation, college degrees, memberships held, military service, outstanding work and a list of survivors in the immediate family. Include the time and place of the funeral services. The funeral home will usually write the obituary and submit it to the newspaper(s)
  7. Arrange for family members and/or close friends to take turns answering the door or phone. Keeping a careful record of visitors and flower deliveries will make it easier to thank people later on
  8. If Social Security checks are deposited automatically, notify the bank of the death
  9. Coordinate the food supply in your home for the next several days
  10. Delegate special needs of the household, such as cleaning, food preparation, etc., to friends and family who offer their help
  11. Arrange for child care, if necessary
  12. Arrange hospitality for visiting relatives and friends
  13. Select pallbearers and notify the funeral home. (People with heart or back difficulties may be named honorary pallbearers)
  14. Plan for the disposition of flowers after the funeral (to a church, hospital or rest home)
  15. Prepare a list of distant friends and relatives to be notified by letter and/or printed notice
  16. Prepare a list of people to receive acknowledgments of flowers, calls, etc. Send appropriate acknowledgments, which may be a written note, printed acknowledgments, or both. Include "thank yous" to those who have given their time, as well
  17. Notify insurance companies of the death
  18. Locate the will and notify the lawyer and executor
  19. Carefully check all life and casualty insurance and death benefits, including Social Security, credit union, trade union, fraternal, and military. Check on possible income for survivors from these sources
  20. Check promptly on all debts and installment payments, including credit cards. Some may carry insurance clauses that will cancel them. If there is to be a delay in meeting payments, consult with creditors and ask for more time before the payments are due
  21. If the deceased was living alone, notify the utility companies and landlord and tell the post office where to send the mail
  22. Your Funeral Director will prepare the necessary Social Security forms.


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Welcome to the Cremation Society of Southern California Mobile Website.

We have created this site to help you access information while on your mobile device.

Please call us at 855-734-4440 or email us, we are available 24 hours per day 7 days a week.

Thank you