Las Vegas

8570 Del Webb Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89134

Reno

969 West Moana Lane
Reno, NV 89509

Recent Testimonials from Nevada Families Served

My mother has late stage dementia and could not remember anything about the funeral plans she purchased.  I remembered hearing about the Neptune Society in Las Vegas.  I knew she lived in Summerlin so I called the Neptune Society nearest to there on Del Webb Blvd. Anna M. answered the phone and proceeded to go above and beyond trying to find the info I needed.  She was very professional and courteous and was able to track down the service my mother purchased 17 years ago even though it was at another funeral home. I live in Northern California.  She promised... Read More

My mother has late stage dementia and could not remember anything about the funeral plans she purchased.  I remembered hearing about the Neptune Society in Las Vegas.  I knew she lived in Summerlin so I called the Neptune Society nearest to there on Del Webb Blvd.

Anna M. answered the phone and proceeded to go above and beyond trying to find the info I needed.  She was very professional and courteous and was able to track down the service my mother purchased 17 years ago even though it was at another funeral home.

I live in Northern California.  She promised me she would email me the information and she did what she said she would do.  Very grateful!

Madelyn F.
Las Vegas, NV

At the Most difficult time the Neptune Society made Our visit comforting and very professional. My Mom took care of her funeral expenses and wishes on her own years ago. So when she passed, we didn't have to worry about doing it.. When she did finally pass. All we had to do was call them.. We called The Neptune Society the next day and made an appointment to sign Paperwork..My husband and My Brothers met with Karin .. She was so Comforting and explained to us what would be happening. We were given the option of purchasing additional Beautiful Urns... Read More

At the Most difficult time the Neptune Society made Our visit comforting and very professional. My Mom took care of her funeral expenses and wishes on her own years ago. So when she passed, we didn’t have to worry about doing it.. When she did finally pass. All we had to do was call them.. We called The Neptune Society the next day and made an appointment to sign Paperwork..My husband and My Brothers met with Karin .. She was so Comforting and explained to us what would be happening. We were given the option of purchasing additional Beautiful Urns and pendants etc. When We left. We all agreed Our visit was Great even tho we felt so sad about Our Mom’s passing. It was Memorial Day weekend so Karin told us it would take a little longer. I dreaded that day I would have to go back. I got the call and took the drive by myself . Again I met with Karin. The Most caring Beautiful Person. She comforted me with her kind words.. I will never forget her..Thank You Karin, You touched My Heart.

Melissa C.
Henderson, NV

I have to say the Neptune Society was a blessing for my family when my parents passed on. My dad died 5 years ago and my mom passed 2 months ago. They both had signed up with their prepaid plan. All we had to do was make one call when it was their time and everything was taken care of for us. The Neptune Society did everything down to arranging pickup, ashes and death certificates. During such difficult times, I am very grateful that my parents make it so easy for us to carry out their wishes.

Janice R.
Las Vegas, NV

Places to Scatter Ashes in Nevada

Bonsai Rock

Bonsai Rock, in East Lake Tahoe, is a landmark south of Sand Harbor. It’s a picturesque and rocky sight with 4 small bonsai trees. For lovers of a nature, this is a perfect place to hold a scattering for your loved one. The spot is unique and beautiful. It’s not a far walk from the main road, but it can be tricky to find. Go with close friends and family for a memorable day.

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Lake Tahoe

A very popular spot for scatterings is Lake Tahoe, a large freshwater lake on the border between Nevada and California. Scattering is permitted, but only on the Nevada side of the lake. California still prohibits spreading ashes from piers and bridges into lakes, but Nevada residents are allowed to scatter ashes who any public waterway. Call ahead to let them know you are coming, and find a special spot on the like to spread your loved one’s ashes.

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Tonopah Star Trail

Tonopah can be a truly mesmerizing place to for a scattering. It is home of the best stargazing in the whole country, and has mapped out “Star Trails” from which you can see 7,000 stars. Under a shining sky, these Star Trails are a popular destination for scattering ashes.

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Las Vegas Strip

Many people want to have their own, or their loved ones’, ashes scattered on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s such a bustling and vibrant area full of life, and people often choose this is a place to say goodbye. Popular locations include the Hotel Bellagio’s fountain and the Flamingo Hotel’s Wedding Garden.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Nevada

Nevada law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land with permission/a permit, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.

Nevada Cremation FAQs

What happens if you can't afford funeral services for you or your loved on in the state of Nevada?

Although state funeral and burial assistance is in decline, there are available resources. To qualify for the Nevada Indigent Burial and Cremation program, the deceased must have to 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 veterans benefits are available in Nevada?

The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service.

How many funeral homes are there in Nevada?

There are 46 funeral homes in 20 cities of Nevada.

Nevada State Facts

State Nickname: The Silver State

State Motto: “All for our Country”

Population: 2,890,845

State bird: Mountain bluebird

State tree: Single-leaf pinion

State flower: Sagebrush

State animal: Desert bighorn sheep

Bonus fact 1: The oldest skeletons of early men ever found in the US were found in Hidden Cave in 1949.

Bonus fact 2: Over 40 million people visit Las Vegas every year.

Bonus fact 3: Virginia City, NV is said to be the most haunted town in the US.

Bonus fact 4: Betty Willis, designer of the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign, never trademarked it. She called it her “gift to the city”.

Bonus fact 5: Nevada is the driest state in the US.

*State population based on estimates provided by the 2014 U.S. Census.
*Cremation rate provided by the most recent study by CANA in 2014.