When a loved one passes away and you are in charge of their final services, you may not have much trouble deciding to go with cremation services in Sun City, AZ. This decision is great for many families because it brings many options to the table. Plus, it erases the fast timeline that goes along with having a traditional burial. Once you decide on cremation and that process is complete, you can slow down and do things at your own pace—including finding an urn for hour loved one.

When you get a package that includes cremation from the funeral home, everything you need is included. The funeral home will even provide you with a simple container for your loved one’s ashes after the cremation is complete. You can use that container for a period of time and then transfer to an urn of your choosing, if you wish. You can also get an urn right away and the funeral home will use it instead. But not every family knows exactly what they want right away. Here are some things to consider:

Urn Use

It’s important that when you choose an urn, you think about how it will be used. If you don’t know what you want for your loved one upfront, you might have to think about it and get the urn after a little time has passed. If you are going to scatter the ashes, a scattering urn is best. IF you are going to display the urn in your home, you want something that looks nice. If you are going for a burial at sea, something biodegradable is ideal. The urns’ use is very important when you decide which one you will get.


There are urns of every material, color, shape, and even size. But you might want something even more special and you can customize the urn you choose. That customization might take a little time for you to decide upon or for the provider to process. Perhaps you want to place your loved one’s name on the urn, a special quote, or even a picture of some kind. There are plenty of options and once you reach the perfect one, you will be glad you took your time with the process.

Your Loved One’s Preferences

You want something that will work well for your purposes and your family, but you also want to consider what your loved one enjoyed and appreciated. IF they loved wood cabinets more than anything, perhaps a natural wood urn is a good reminder of them. Keep their personality in mind as you make the choices ahead of you.

Choosing an urn isn’t always easy, but if you want something more than a simple container after cremation services in Sun City, AZ, it’s a task you’ll have to take on. Ask family for advice and the funeral home can help as well. Call Thompson Funeral Chapel at (623) 932-1780 to go over urn options or get recommendations for good providers. You can visit with us in person as well at 926 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338.

Related Posts

Contact Information
Thompson Funeral Chapel