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Places to Scatter Ashes in California
The Municipal Rose Garden in San Jose is a beautiful and lush garden with nearly 200 varieties of 3,500 plantings. The rolling green lawns and bright, colorful blooms make it a picturesque spot to scatter your loved ones’ ashes and say goodbye. You simply need to call them ahead of time and let them know you are coming for a scattering.Photo Credit
The Pacific Coast Ashes At Sea is a 20 year old organization providing families with affordable and unique scattering services. Their services include an Ashes Scattered at Sea option, either by boat or plane. It’s a way to take a sad experience and make it beautiful and memorable. They take very specific requests, and provide anything clients want in the memorials service (music, a clergy, personal readings, etc).Photo Credit
Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in California
California Cremation FAQs
What happens if you can’t pay for funeral services in California?
Although state funeral and burial assistance is in decline, there are available resources. To qualify for the California Indigent Burial and Cremation program, the deceased must have no estate from which to pay for a funeral, no family who can afford a service, and be ineligible for assistance from the Social Security or Veterans administration. If these criteria are met, the Public Administrator, or Indigent Burial Officer of the state, pays for a direct cremation of the deceased (the least expensive method). This is why it’s so important to pre-plan.
What is state cremation rate?
California cremation rate is 61-70%, according to 2020 CANA Annual Report.
What does the California Department of Aging do?
The California Department of Aging administers programs to assist the elderly, disabled, family caregivers, and residents of long-term care facilities. The CDA has services in all communities across California including transportation assistance, physical therapy, health care advising, activities, caregiver support, senior employment programs, and more!
How many funeral homes are there in California?
There are 760 funeral homes in 375 cities of California.
California State Facts
State Nickname: The Golden State
State Motto: Eureka! (I have found it!)
State Population: 39,144,818
State Bird: California Quail
State Flower: Golden Poppy
State Tree: California Redwood
Bonus Fact 1: Castroville, CA is the Artichoke Capital of the World. In 1947 a young woman named Norma Jean was crowned the first Castroville Artichoke Queen. She later become famous by her screen name: Marilyn Monroe
Bonus Fact 2: California is the largest state in the country by population at 38 million people. 1 out of every 8 Americans is from California.
Bonus Fact 3: A redwood tree named Hyperion in the Redwood National Forest is the tallest living tree in the world at 379.1 ft high
Bonus Fact 4: California is home to the world’s first McDonald’s in 1940.
Bonus Fact 5: San Francisco Bay is the world’s largest landlocked harbor.