Founded in 1963, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park has served the community by providing a place of peace and serenity for loved ones.

A Look at Our Butterfly Release Ceremony

The passing of a loved one is often a devastating event, but many people also perceive it as an opportunity to celebrate the life of the loved one and to honor his or her memory. At Valley of the Temples, a memorial park on Oahu, we will strive to help you memorialize your lost loved one in a way that is characteristic of his or her personality and life story. One of the aspects that makes our funeral home unique is our Signature Services, which include our butterfly release ceremony.

When you choose to mark the passing of your loved one with a butterfly release ceremony, it symbolizes the transition of life. For many families, the rising butterflies also symbolize spiritual beliefs, such as the joining of the loved one with other souls that have previously passed on. The beauty of a butterfly release ceremony can lift the spirits of mourners and enhance the meaningfulness of the funeral service.

Valley of the Temples will be honored to arrange a butterfly release ceremony near Oahu for your family. You can reach our funeral home by calling (808) 239-8811 or read more about arranging a butterfly release ceremony on our website.

Reasons to Consider Funeral Pre-Planning

Increasingly, people are beginning to realize the many benefits of pre-planning their own funeral services. Since death is a natural part of life, it only makes sense to plan ahead for it. If you pre-plan a funeral near Oahu, HI with the help of a funeral director, you can ensure that the funeral service is arranged according to your preferences and that your family members are spared the difficult task of making decisions about your end-of-life arrangements. Continue reading to find out more about funeral pre-planning.

You Can Spare Your Loved Ones from the Burden

After the passing of a loved one, it can be very challenging for family members to think clearly enough to make decisions for the funeral services. Even when the death is expected due to a long illness, the passing of a loved one can still be a shocking experience. Unless you express your wishes in advance, your family members may have no idea how best to honor your memory. In some cases, this can even lead to family divisiveness when opinions clash. By pre-planning your funeral, you can relieve your loved ones of the burden of making these decisions.

You Can Customize Your Funeral However You Wish

Many people prefer to pre-plan their funeral services because they have strong preferences regarding their final arrangements. Funeral pre-planning can be as detailed as you wish. You may only specify a preference for burial or cremation, for example, or you may wish to plan details such as the music selections, flower arrangements, and casket design.

You Can Lock in the Funeral Costs

Another reason to consider funeral pre-planning is that it is economically advantageous. Pre-funding your funeral isn’t necessary for pre-planning, but it is an option. By paying your funeral expenses in advance, you can relieve your family of yet another burden and ensure that your funeral expenses are protected from the effects of inflation.

At Valley of the Temples, a funeral home near Oahu, HI, pre-planning a funeral is easy and hassle-free. You can visit our website to view our funeral planning checklist, read our pre-planning guide, or begin filling out an online pre-planning form. We also invite you to call our funeral home at (808) 239-8811 to request an appointment with a pre-planning advisor.

Understanding Catholic Funeral Traditions

Funeral services often share similar elements, such as a visitation prior to the ceremony. However, they can vary widely in their details. At a funeral service that is held for a Catholic individual, there will likely be a crucifix placed in the lid of the casket and above the casket. A rosary may be placed in the decedent’s hands. There will also be a kneeling rail in front of the casket, at which mourners can kneel to pray and pay their respects to the deceased. After saying a prayer, the mourners will enter the receiving line of family members.

You can learn more about Catholic funerals by watching this video. The funeral director explains what you can expect from the service, which is traditionally presided over by a priest.

When planning Catholic funerals in Oahu, you can turn to Valley of the Temples for customizable options and compassionate assistance. To learn more about our services, call (808) 239-8811.

Ocean View Terrace Grand Opening

We had a great time at the Ocean View Terrace Grand Opening and Storytelling Festival! See all the pictures from the event here.

Clarence Lau & Ocean View Terrace in Star Advertiser

​Clarence Lau and Ocean View Terrace were featured in the Star Advertiser. Learn more about our new cemetery development and the role feng shui master Clarence Lau played in its design:

Learn more about Ocean View Terrace on our website.

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Hours of Operation

  • 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Friday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday