The Sacramento cremation process includes the combustion, oxidation or vaporization of human cadavers to the basic chemical compounds of gases, ashes and mineral fragments.
These chemical compounds retain the appearance of dry bone until the bone fragments are processed in a cremulator to create ashes.
Cremation can be part of a funeral or post-funeral rite as an ecological alternative to the burial of an intact dead body which is interred in a coffin, a shroud or a casket.
At Skylight, we seek to provide the highest quality cremation services. We make the cremation and internment process as stress free as possible for the family members of a deceased loved one during an already challengin time. We take honor in serving your family.
We take pride in being Sacramento’s leading cremation service. It is Skylight’s goal to support your family and loved ones through each step of the cremation arrangements and this time of honoring the memory of your deceased loved one.
Cremation process in sacramento
Pre-planning of cremation
Pre-planning one’s own cremation is a consciencious decision that family members and loved ones will appreciate.
If a loved one has recently deceased and you are in need of cremation services, contact us immediately.
Cremation for Veterans
US veterans have unique cremation benefits that allows them to be intered at no cost in any US National Cemetary.
The Cremation Funeral Service
Cremation occurs in a crematory within a building called a cremaotrium. This location includes an industrial furnace called a cremator that can create temperatures as high as 1,800 °F. A cremator can only cremate one body at a time with special legal exceptions made in the case of still-born twins or a mother-baby who passed away during childbirth.
US law in Sacramento does not specify a specifc container to be used in cremation. Typically jewellery is removed and returned to family members. Once incinerated, the bone fragments are pulversided by a cremulator and transformed into ashes. These ashes can then be scattered or kept in an urn and stored in a columbarium. Following a cremation funeral service, some people prefer to scatter ashes in special locations or at sea. The final resting place of the ashes depends upon personal preferences or religious or cultural beliefs.
"It is not length of life, but depth of life."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Frequently Asked Questions
We can answer any questions that you might have about the cremation process. One of the most common questions is how the cremation process works. Typically a body is processed at as much as 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. This degree of heat reduces the body down to its basic elements and takes place in a cremation chamber. Once the body has been processed, the remains are reduced to ashes and placed into an urn for scattering.
There are always special considerations regarding care and memorials. We at Skylight will address any concerns you might have and also faciliate special needs or considerations. Cremation can include a memorial service that can be customized to the desires of the deceased or family.
What cremation products need to be purchased?
Typically a cremation casket and a cremation urn are the only products needed for the cremation service.
How long does a cremation take?
The cremation process can typically be completed in under 3 hours but it varies from body to body and furnace to furnace.
How much ash is produced by cremation?
Depending upon the size of the body the weight of the ashes can be between 3 to 10 pounds after incineration.
The Skylight’s staff was very helpful and immediately answered my questions. Everything was arranged perfectly and it was a bittersweet memorial. Thank you.Gerald Hopkins
We had questions about my grandfather’s veteran status and eligibility. They put to rest our concerns and helped us create a memorable event for our family.Justine Nobel
The director was very kind. I was upset about the loss of my father. There were no funeral preparations in place. They really helped me find a cost effective solution.Marie Marrows Jenkins
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