• Considerations to Make When Facing End of Life and Funeral Planning

    Organizing your cemetery arrangements now can save emotional strain for your loved ones in the future. This video describes the factors you should consider when creating your own end-of-life plan.

    Your final resting place is a major consideration to discuss with your family. Knowing if you want an in-ground burial, cremation memorialization, or mausoleum can greatly alleviate the confusion that your loved ones may face if left to choose for you. You may also want to inform your family of your funeral preferences, which may include an open casket, closed casket, or urn display.

    Valley of the Temples in Oahu can help you decide your ideal cemetery arrangements. For more information on our memorial park options, call (808) 239-8811.

  • Cremation Versus Burial: Which One Is Right for Your Family?

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    Though end-of-life interment is a very personal choice, it is a decision that is often made with one’s family. Cremation and burial are two of the most popular options, and each comes with its own considerations and benefits. If you are currently making your cemetery arrangements, the following information can help you select the interment option that is right for you.

    Cremation Many factors typically influence a person’s decision to become cremated. Some individuals may not be comfortable with in-ground interment and find cremation a more attractive choice. Others like the idea of saving the space that is normally required for a traditional burial. Under some circumstances, cremation can be a more affordable option for a family. Cremation can either involve a dedicated in-ground space for the deceased’s remains, or a family might choose to keep their loved one’s ashes on display in a sacred space such as the Byodo-In Temple. In this way, they can visit as often as they like to pay their respects to their friend or family member.

    Burial Many individuals choose burial because of traditions already set forth in their family. If a family has chosen in-ground burial for many generations, members may see no reason to change. Some families prefer in-ground burial for religious reasons as well. Since a memorial park can often accommodate the burial of multiple family members in the same area, this option also allows for a collective final resting place. In addition, individuals may want a conventional burial so that their family members can have a specific place to visit when they want to pay their respects. 

    Are you deciding on your cemetery arrangements? Let Valley of the Temples guide you through our interment options. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you choose between cremation memorialization, in-ground burial, or aboveground entombment. Call our Oahu memorial park at (808) 239-8811 for more details.

  • What Is Funeral Pre-Planning?

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    If you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one, you already understand how difficult it can be to make the cemetery arrangements while coping with your grief. However, funerals do not necessarily need to be arranged only after death.

    By making funeral plans in advance, you can spare your surviving loved ones the emotional and financial burdens of making the arrangements. Funeral pre-planning has an additional benefit—you can ensure that your funeral is arranged according to your specific preferences. Consult the compassionate staff at your chosen cemetery to make the arrangements. You may choose the details of the service, such as the music, types of flowers, and casket. The extent of your funeral pre-planning is entirely up to you.

    At the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, we offer comprehensive funeral pre-planning services. Call our Oahu, Hawaii office today at (808) 239-8811 to schedule an appointment with one of our pre-planning advisors.

  • The Types of Burial Options Offered by Valley of the Temples


    Your final resting place should honor your personal wishes, which is why Valley of the Temples provides a diverse array of interment options at our Oahu memorial park. Our extensive grounds can accommodate a variety of cemetery arrangements, and our experienced staff can see to it that your funeral and cemetery wishes are respectfully honored.

    Cremation Memorialization Cremation has grown in popularity over the past several decades, in part because of cremation memorialization. Some individuals may have their ashes scattered, while others wish to have them kept in an urn and on display so that loved ones can visit. Valley of the Temples provides several cremation memorialization options for those who want their final resting place within our memorial park. Our Byodo-In Temple is one such cremation memorialization choice that allows for urn displays. We provide in-ground cremation memorialization as well.

    Aboveground Entombment Some individuals may prefer a larger resting place where their friends and families can visit whenever they wish. Families may also wish for a communal interment option that multiple loved ones can use. An aboveground entombment can fulfill these requests. Valley of the Temples offers mausoleum interment that can house both urns and caskets.

    In-Ground Burial Valley of the Temples strives to provide a serene and picturesque memorial park, which is why so many people choose in-ground burial. Individuals may select their burial site from among several areas within our peaceful memorial park, including our Ocean View and Catholic Garden of the Holy Cross sectors. We also offer private estates reserved for families so you and your loved ones can be interred in the same location.

    Come see firsthand the beauty and serenity that defines Valley of the Temples. To schedule a visit to our Oahu memorial park, call (808) 239-8811. We can help you determine the right burial option for you and your loved ones.

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  • How to Buy a Cemetery Plot

    The process of buying a cemetery plot varies depending upon your personal preferences and the type of cemetery you choose. For example, if you choose a community or church cemetery, purchasing a plot might involve making a donation to that organization. Alternatively, you might choose a commercially owned cemetery.

    For more information on the options available to you, watch this video. The expert in this video explains some factors for consideration, such as the possibility of buying multiple plots in anticipation of keeping family members together after death.

    To discuss funeral pre-planning and cemetery arrangements, contact the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park at (808) 239-8811. We’re located on scenic Oahu, Hawaii.