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Plan Ahead

Es importante estar preparada. You prepare for the future because you care about your family. Whether it’s saving for education or to care for your parents, you’re always there for them. But can you still be there for them when they lose you and need you the most?

When you prepare for your own funeral by planning ahead, you aren’t just planning for yourself. You’re planning for your family’s needs, too. When the time comes, they won’t have to plan your funeral while also grieving. They will be free to mourn your loss while surrounded by family and friends, all without having to do any painful funeral planning. When you plan ahead, you give your family the gift of knowing that they are cared for, even after you’re gone.

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How Do I Plan Ahead For My Funeral Services? 

The first step of funeral preplanning is sitting down with your family or close friends to discuss what you want. They know you well and might have ideas. It’s good to remember that while your funeral should reflect who you are as a person, it is your family that will actually be there. Their needs are important, too.

Then, Latina Funerals and Cremations can help guide you. One of our funeral directors will sit with you to discuss your options, all at your convenience. We are happy to work with your schedule, and planning ahead doesn’t have to be done all at once. We are sensitive to the needs of many different individuals and their families, and we can help you make decisions that are best for you and your loved ones.

What Kinds Of Decisions About My Funeral Services Will I Have To Make?

A funeral can be deeply personal. It can reflect your personality, your beliefs, and your way of life. You can choose the type of service you want, the music, readings, and other personal details that are important to you. When you make your funeral a reflection of who you are, your family and friends will feel as though you are still there with them. Your final farewell should celebrate your life, your way. Here are some things you might go over with a funeral director:

  • Would you like a Catholic service with a Rosary, mass, and committal rite?
  • Would you prefer burial or cremation?
  • What kind of casket do you prefer?
  • What music would you like played?
  • Would you like some of your loved ones to make speeches?
  • Which pictures of yourself would you like displayed?
  • Is there a particular priest you’d like to preside over your services?
  • Are there particular scriptures or other readings you’d like to be read?
  • Would you like your family and friends to have prayer cards?

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How Will Planning Ahead Help My Family?

When you preplan your funeral, you save your family from having to make difficult decisions at what will be an already difficult time. Sometimes the difficulty of funeral planning can create conflict between family members. When you plan ahead, everything is taken care of ahead of time so that your funeral can be a source of comfort, not conflict. 

Can I Pre-Pay For My Funeral Services?

One of the benefits of planning ahead is giving yourself and your family peace of mind by pre-paying. Paying ahead of time means that you can lock in the current price, and your family won’t be burdened by financial stress when the time comes. The days following loss will be sensitive, emotional times for your family, and pre-paying will help them avoid emotional overspending. By communicating exactly what you want, you can keep your family from purchasing unnecessary additions to your services.

Preplanning Resources

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As members of Denver’s Hispanic communities, we feel a deep responsibility to help its families through some of their most difficult days. We are here for you and your loved ones, and our staff is available to answer any questions you may have. Llámanos al (303) 996-0701 or fill out the form below.

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