Obituaries

David Blomquist
B: 1934-11-18
D: 2017-04-20
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Blomquist, David
Ella Meisenheimer
B: 1922-06-07
D: 2017-04-19
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Meisenheimer, Ella
Otmar Pintaritsch
B: 1933-10-02
D: 2017-04-19
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Pintaritsch, Otmar
Julia Purdie
B: 1941-08-31
D: 2017-04-19
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Purdie, Julia
Patricia Lawrence
B: 1926-09-11
D: 2017-04-18
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Lawrence, Patricia
Awilda La Mar
B: 1928-06-29
D: 2017-04-15
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La Mar, Awilda
Robert Holt
B: 1923-07-19
D: 2017-04-13
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Holt, Robert
Miguel Aguiar III
B: 1948-11-02
D: 2017-04-13
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Aguiar III, Miguel
Lit Han
B: 1923-05-05
D: 2017-04-13
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Han, Lit
Lilias Biegel
B: 1924-06-16
D: 2017-04-11
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Biegel, Lilias
Ray Tsukimura
B: 1931-10-23
D: 2017-04-08
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Tsukimura, Ray
Catherine Runyon
B: 1925-08-31
D: 2017-04-08
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Runyon, Catherine
Miguel Franco
B: 1930-10-24
D: 2017-04-08
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Franco, Miguel
Elsie Lindquist
B: 1926-06-28
D: 2017-04-06
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Lindquist, Elsie
Arthur Perkins
B: 1928-07-20
D: 2017-04-06
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Perkins, Arthur
Mildred Starkie
B: 1922-08-27
D: 2017-04-06
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Starkie, Mildred
Paul Schreiner
B: 1928-03-09
D: 2017-04-06
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Schreiner, Paul
Betty Coleman
B: 1937-04-08
D: 2017-04-02
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Coleman, Betty
Molly Scott
B: 2015-08-04
D: 2017-04-02
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Scott, Molly
Maria Valdivia
B: 1925-01-01
D: 2017-04-02
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Valdivia, Maria
Ronald Schneider
B: 1939-02-24
D: 2017-03-28
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Schneider, Ronald

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Traditional Burial Services

The earliest human burial dates back 100,000 years making it one of the longest-lived and most widespread of traditions. For an overview of the many different burial traditions, check out the websites in the Resources section below.

Understanding Burial Services

Here at Oakmont Mortuary, we have the deepest respect for this traditional practice. If you are interested in learning more about the burial services we offer, please review the following information. Should you have questions about anything, please call us at (925) 935-3311.

There are many things to consider when deciding whether to bury a recently-deceased loved one, or when selecting burial during funeral pre-planning. One of the first decisions you'll need to make involves choosing both the cemetery and the specific place of burial within its grounds. You'll then need to select a casket and possibly a burial vault, as many modern cemeteries require their use. At some point, and this does not have to take place right away, the decision becomes one of selecting the headstone or marker and writing the inscription. A member of our professional staff will be available should you wish to have assistance in making each of these decisions.

An Open Invitation

We offer a number of affordable burial service options. They range from: simple burials where only a member of our staff oversees the interment; simple graveside services led by a minister or celebrant; and a traditional funeral service followed by burial. Each can be tailored to meet the needs and expectations of today's price-conscious families.

Sources:
Wikipedia, "Burial", modified 2014
National Parks Service, "Burial Customs and Cemeteries in American History", accessed 2014
Funerals & Flowers, "Death and Funeral Customs", 2013

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