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How to Find the Best Funeral Homes in Orange County CA


When a loved one dies, grief can overwhelm the survivors. Arrangements for funerals, cremation, interment or memorial services are often too difficult to manage personally and so are best left in the caring hands of reliable funeral homes, funeral planners and mortuaries in Orange County CA.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best funeral providers in Orange County CA and issues related to funeral services, including memorial services, pre-need funeral arrangements, cremation services in Orange County CA and more.

 
 

Updated October 5, 2017

 The TOP 10 Funeral Homes and Funeral Services in Orange County CA

Melrose Abbey Memorial Park
(714) 634-1981
2303 S Manchester Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

Areas Served: Huntington Beach CA, Anaheim CA, Costa Mesa CA, Orange CA, Santa Ana CA
Services: cemetery for interment services, memorial services, cremation services in Orange ...

Pacific View Memorial Park & Morturary
(949) 644-2700
3500 Pacific View Dr
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

Areas Served: Orange County, Anaheim CA, Irvine CA, Santa Ana CA, Irvine CA, Costa Mesa CA
Services: funeral services, cremation services, memorial services, funeral arrangements

O'Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary
(949) 581-4300
25301 Alicia Pkwy
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Areas Served: Laguna Hills CA, Laguna Beach CA, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo CA
Services: cremation services, funeral services, memorial services, interment services

Heritage Memorial Service
(714) 842-2400
17712 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Areas Served: Huntington Beach CA, Cypress CA, Anaheim CA, Westminster CA, Santa Ana CA
Services: memorial services, funeral arrangements, cremation services in Orange County CA

Peek Family Colonial Funeral
(714) 893-3525
7801 Bolsa Ave
Westminster, CA 92683

Areas Served: Anaheim CA, Westminster CA, Huntington Beach CA, Newport Beach CA, Irvine CA
Services: funeral home for funeral services, pre-need funeral arrangements, cremation services,...

Saddleback Chapel Mortuary
(714) 544-1450
220 E Main St
Tustin, CA 92780

Areas Served: Tustin CA, Anaheim CA, Irvine CA, Santa Ana CA, Costa Mesa CA, Mission Viejo CA
Services: funeral providers for memorial services, funeral services, cremation services in ...

Memory Garden Memorial Park
(714) 529-3961
455 W Central Ave
Brea, CA 92821

Areas Served: Brea CA, Anaheim CA, Mission Viejo CA, Irvine CA, Costa Mesa CA, Tustin CA
Services: funeral arrangements, funeral services, cremation services, memorial services

How to Find the Best Funeral Homes in Orange County CA 

Some funeral services have been licensed as required by law, but others have not been.  That's because although the State of California does license and regulate funeral homes, funeral directors, cemeteries, and cremation services as protection for the consumer, it does not do so for those operated by religious organizations, cities, counties, cemetery districts, the military, or Native American tribal organizations.

But all funeral services, including those not looked at by the state, which bear The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation have passed all requirements for Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 status such as verified client satisfaction, hiring only documented workers, verification of required licenses, proof of liability insurance for your protection, clean complaint record, and more.

 


Funeral Homes in Orange County CA Perform a Variety of Services
There is so much to consider when choosing between funeral homes in Orange County CA including for funeral services, memorial services, interment, and cremation in Orange County CA Depending on how large or small of a service you are seeking, the choices and prices can vary widely. Planning a funeral or memorial service requires coordinating myriad services, filling out paperwork, contacting friends and family, scheduling, gathering of relevant and necessary documents and more, all while in the process of grieving.

To avoid having to make difficult decisions during a time of great stress and emotion, many are now pre-planning memorial services. Some funeral homes in Anaheim, Orange, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach and Garden Grove offer discounts or locked-in prices for making and paying for funeral arrangements ahead of time. Should you choose this, it's a good idea to review your decisions every few years and revise them accordingly.

Rules for Funerals in Orange County CA
While most funeral directors and/or funeral providers have the best interests of their clients in mind, some try to inflate prices or push unwanted services on their clients during their time of need. There is a federal law, known as the funeral rule, that helps prevent this. Among other things, the funeral rule states that:

• You have the right to choose the funeral goods and services you want (with some exceptions).

• Funeral providers in Orange County must state this in writing on the general price list.

• If state or local law requires you to buy any particular item, funeral homes must disclose this on the price list, with a reference to the specific law.

• Federal law requires funeral establishments to quote prices over the phone and to give you a General Price List (GPL) and a Casket Price List (CPL) when you ask in person about arrangements and prices.

• Funeral establishments are legally required to give you an itemized statement of your choices in funeral arrangement, including estimates for costs that are unknown at the time. The statement must also show charges for outside vendors arranged by the funeral provider such as music, flowers, newspaper notices, fees to clergy, etc


• Funeral providers may not refuse to handle a casket you built or bought elsewhere or charge fees to do so.

• The law does not require the purchase of a casket before cremation. Funeral providers that offer cremations must make a combustible cremation container available.

• Funeral providers may not provide embalming services without permission.

• Funeral providers may not falsely state that embalming is required by law.

• Funeral providers must disclose in writing that embalming is not required by law, except in certain, special cases.

• Funeral homes in Orange County may not charge a fee for unauthorized embalming unless embalming is required by state law.

• Funeral providers must disclose in writing that you usually have the right to choose a disposition, such as direct cremation or immediate burial, that does not require embalming if you do not want this service.

• Funeral homes in Orange County must disclose in writing that some funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing, may make embalming a practical necessity and, if so, a required purchase.

• Funeral providers in Orange County must not tell you that state or local law requires a casket for direct cremations, because none do.

• Funeral homes must disclose in writing your right to buy an unfinished wood box or an alternative container for a direct cremation.

• Retail casket sellers are not allowed to arrange funerals or cremations or perform any other functions requiring a license as a funeral establishment.

• California law requires retail casket sellers, when beginning any discussion of prices, to give customers a written price list of all caskets, alternative containers, and outer burial containers normally offered for sale and the price for each. In addition, if customers ask for the list in person or by phone, the retail casket seller must give them a written statement identifying caskets or containers by price, thickness of metal, type of wood or other construction, and by interior and color.


Some Funeral Services in Orange County CA Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these funeral homes in Orange County: Pacific View Memorial Park & Morturary, O'Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary, Peek Family Colonial Funeral, Saddleback Chapel Mortuary, Melrose Abbey Memorial Park, Memory Garden Memorial Park, Heritage Memorial Service. Other funeral homes and funeral providers in Anaheim, Orange, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach and Garden Grove CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

 

Questions To Ask Cremation & Funeral Services in Orange County CA 

Know What You're Looking for from Funeral Homes in Orange County CA

Hopefully, when you find yourself needing the services of a funeral home, you will have some idea of what you are looking for. Do you want the funeral home to handle paperwork and other arrangements? Do you want an expensive casket or something more budget conscious? Do you want burial or cremation services? Some funeral homes specialize in different aspects of funeral services. Some offer alternative choices such as scattering the cremation remains in unique places or ways. Some offer "green" funerals in which the remains are not embalmed and are buried in caskets that biodegrade quickly. 



• How long have the funeral directors been in the funeral home / undertaking business?

• What are the funeral homes' fees, broken down by individual services?

• Can the funeral homes provide forms for a newspaper obituary?

• Can the funeral homes provide a viewing without embalming?

• Is there a way the funeral home can prove that previous family members have been satisfied with their funeral services? (All funeral homes and cremation services in Orange County [;stateabb] have already had client references verified for satisfaction by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Do the funeral homes provide funeral services such as flowers, clergy, music, catering, etc.?

• What are your options at the funeral homes regarding cremation services, burial and final disposition?

• If the body is donated to science, will the funeral homes still provide funeral services?

• Who does the embalming at the mortuary?

• Will the funeral home show you proof of insurance which reimburses you in the event of any damages due to error? (All funeral homes and cremation services in Orange County [;stateabb] have already had their proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)


• How long after death is embalming necessary and can the funeral homes guarantee they'll be available?

• Is an obituary in the newspaper required?

• What are your options regarding time of service at each of the funeral homes and mortuaries?

• Do the funeral directors have suggestions for personalizing the funeral services?

• Is there a way to substantially reduce the cost of the funeral services and if so, what would you be sacrificing as a result? Alternatively, is there an upgrade in the services possible for just a little bit more money?


• Can the funeral homes help with social security or veteran's death benefits?

• Will the funeral homes allow you to payments to pay for the funeral services?

Once you've chosen the best funeral providers in Orange County CA for your particular needs, make sure they are licensed by the state since that's required by law. (All funeral homes and cremation services in Orange County [;stateabb] have already had their state license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)



 

 

 

Resources About Funerals in Orange County 

Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations For Funeral Homes in Orange County

BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov/)
Funeral Consumers Alliance (http://www.funerals.org/)
Cremation Association of North America (http://www.cremationassociation.org/)
International Cemetery and Funeral Association (http://www.icfa.org/)
National Funeral Directors Association (www.nfda.org/resources)
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association (http://www.nfdma.com/)
Federal Trade Commission Facts for Consumers (www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/services/funeral.shtm)



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Funeral Homes in Orange County within the following zip codes:

92662, 92705, 92814, 92684, 92677, 92675, 92630, 92899, 92711, 92676, 92706, 92850, 92602, 92655, 90680, 90743, 92702, 90633, 92623, 92672, 92648, 92603, 92701, 92868, 92647, 92606, 92806, 92811, 92781, 90631, 92612, 92871, 92836, 92650, 90740, 92610, 92703, 92831, 92619, 92704, 92710, 92708, 92679, 92663, 92652, 92659, 92615, 92690, 92832, 92816, 92846, 92626, 92651, 92688, 92815, 92809, 92605, 92840, 92887, 92843, 90721, 90622, 92870, 92614, 92844, 92817, 92673, 92885, 92804, 90632, 92862, 92841, 92886, 92833, 92609, 92799, 92712, 92691, 92842, 92807, 92859, 90630, 92803, 92625, 92685, 92674, 92812, 90742, 92801, 92660, 92617, 92869, 92863, 92657, 92653, 90621, 92629, 92698, 92837, 92825, 92808, 92649, 92867, 90624, 92735, 92637, 92857, 92861, 92604, 92866, 92835, 92646, 92620, 92693, 92678, 92697, 92624, 92616, 92805, 92694, 92838, 92780, 92628, 92627, 92607, 92728, 90720, 92845, 92782, 92683, 92707, 92856, 92692, 92709, 92656, 92864, 92618, 92661, 92821, 92822, 90620, 90623, 92823, 92725, 92658, 92654, 92834, 92802 and 92865

 


  

Funeral Anaheim CA

Hilgenfeld Mortuary Anaheim CA 92805

Melrose Abbey Memorial Park Anaheim CA 92802

Peirce Brothers Anaheim Anaheim CA 92801

Public Direct Cremations Anaheim CA 92805

Southwest Mortuary Service Inc Anaheim CA 92805

 

 

Funeral Brea CA

Accord Cremation & Burial Service Brea CA 92821

Memory Garden Memorial Park Brea CA 92821

Rose Hills Brea Mortuary Brea CA 92821

 

 

Funeral Buena Park CA

Klockgether-Renaker Mortuary Buena Park CA 90621

 

 

Funeral Capistrano Park CA

Heartfelt Occasions Funeral Capistrano Beach CA 92624

 

 

Funeral Corona Del Mar CA

Pacific View Memorial Park & Mortuary Corona Del Mar CA 92625

 

 

Funeral Costa Mesa CA

Neptune Society Costa Mesa CA 92627

Ocean View Crematory Costa Mesa CA 92626

 

 

Funeral Cypress CA

Sunset Funeral Services Cypress CA 90630

 

 

Funeral Fullerton CA

Accu-Care Cremation Center Fullerton CA 92831

Gateway Crematory Fullerton CA 92831

Loma Vista Mortuary Fullerton CA 92835

McAulay & Wallace Mortuary Fullerton CA 92832

 

 

Funeral Garden Grove CA

Cremation Society-Orange Coast Garden Grove CA 92840

Dimond & Shannon Mortuary Garden Grove CA 92840

Shannon-Donegan Mortuary Garden Grove CA 92840

 

 

 

Funeral Huntington Beach CA

Advantage Funeral & Cremation Huntington Beach CA 92648

Beach Cities Burials at Sea Huntington Beach CA 92649

Dilday Brothers Funeral Huntington Beach CA 92647

Heritage Memorial Service Huntington Beach CA 92647

 

 

 

Funeral Irvine CA

Smart Cremation Irvine CA 92618

Coastal Funeral Service Irvine CA 92612

 

 

Funeral La Habra CA

Community Funeral Service La Habra CA 90631

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral La Palma CA

Beverly Funeral Services La Palma CA 90623

 

 

Funeral Laguna Hills CA

O'Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary Laguna Hills CA 92653

McCormick & Son Mortuary Laguna Hills CA 92637

 

 

Funeral Lake Forest CA

Saddleback Funeral Alternative Lake Forest CA 92630

 

 

Funeral Mission Viejo CA

Fairhaven Memorial Service Mission Viejo CA 92691

 

 

Funeral Orange CA

Cremation Society of Orange Orange CA 92868

Eternity Cremation & Burial Orange CA 92867

Ferrara Colonial Mortuary Orange CA 92869

Shannon Bryan Mortuary Orange CA 92866

 

 

Funeral Placentia CA

New Options Funeral Service Placentia CA 92870

 

 

Funeral Rancho Sta Margarita CA

Gardens Crematory Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688

 

 

Funeral San Clemente CA

Lesneski Mortuary San Clemente CA 92672

 

 

Funeral Santa Ana CA

Brown Colonial Mortuary Santa Ana CA 92706

Casa De La Familia Santa Ana CA 92701

Family Mortuary Santa Ana CA 92701

Funeraria Del Angel MacDougall Santa Ana CA 92701

Macera Crematory Santa Ana CA 92701

Omage Society Santa Ana CA 92707

Summit Mortuary Service Santa Ana CA 92703

 

 

Funeral Tustin CA

California Cremation Society Tustin CA 92780

Infinity Cremation Society Tustin CA 92780

Neptune Society Tustin CA 92781

Saddleback Chapel Mortuary Tustin CA 92780

 

 

Funeral Westminster CA

Affordable Burial & Cremation Westminster CA 92683

Heaven Gates Funeral Home Westminster CA 92683

Peek Family Colonial Funeral Westminster CA 92683

 

 

Funeral Yorba Linda CA

McAulay & Wallace Funeral Yorba Linda CA 92886

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Questions To Ask Cremation & Funeral Services in Orange County CA


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Resources About Funerals in Orange County

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