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How is Pre-Planning a benefit to your family?
It is often said that there are only two things in life that are certain: death and taxes. While neither is much fun to think about, the idea that someday we will all pass away (or die) is important. Spending a little bit of time thinking about and planning for your eventual passing is something few people do. Avoiding it can have serious implications for your family and their future. McDougal Funeral Home, a premier provider of funeral arrangements in Salt Lake City, understands your concerns. Here are a few reasons why you should consider making pre-arrangements today.
1. Your family will know your wishes
Death has been considered “taboo” in our society. Perhaps it is a fear of the unknown that prevents us from talking to our family about it. We do not discuss the details about how we would like to be laid to rest. Some people would choose a traditional service and burial. Others would prefer cremation or have their bodies donated to scientific study. In addition, there is the choice of which type of service to have, an open casket, closed casket, a simple memorial service, and so forth. These are all important decisions to be made. When you record what your wishes are, you allow your family peace of mind knowing that they are honoring and remembering you the way you have chosen to be remembered.
2. Your loved ones are able to grieve
Losing a loved one to death, particularly where the death is sudden or unexpected, can be a devastating time. A family that is grieving for a loss now has to deal with the multitude of choices and decisions that must be made almost immediately. By making your pre-arrangements, you lift the burden from the shoulders of those you love. You allow your family to focus on comforting each other rather than trying to decide what your wishes might have been.
3. There is less financial burden
The cost of a funeral, burial, cremation, and memorial service are not insignificant. In today’s economy, the expenses can seem overwhelming because they come all at once. Oftentimes, these expenses must be paid before insurance or other benefits can aid your family. Add to this, the emotional difficulties the family is struggling with can add unnecessary burdens to those who are grieving. By making your pre-arrangements for a funeral in West Valley City today, you can reduce the real or future cost of your funeral by protecting against inflation.
4. Insurance and other benefits can go to your survivors
With funeral arrangements made and funded, the benefits from insurance, retirement plans, savings accounts, etc., are now available to provide for those who are left behind. These funds do not need to be used to cover the cost of the funeral services. It will be an added monetary comfort to them.
5. You do not need to worry about every detail! Hooray!
Often times, when we start planning a large event, such as a party, graduation, or wedding, we stress over every minute detail. Not so with making your personalized funeral pre-arrangements in West Valley or Salt Lake City. You should record your vital information which will be needed for a death certificate. You should appoint someone to be the final spokesperson for the family. You can write down who you would like to speak at your services, what songs you would like sung, who should be the casket bearers. You should choose which type of casket, vault, or urn you would like. You can determine which cemetery you would like to use. There are a few other important choices you should make, but the rest you can leave to your family. They can choose the flowers, the displays for the viewing, the marker, the obituary, and other details to personalize their memorial of you.
McDougal Funeral Home is the name you can trust when you need pre-planned funeral service for your loved one in Salt Lake City. Whether you are from Taylorsville or West Valley City, you can count on our Salt Lake City funeral planning services.
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