It is important to recognize that funerals are for the living ... for those who have suffered the trauma of losing a loved one. It is through the funeral process that a number of emotional needs are met for those who grieve.

The funeral declares that a death has occurred, commemorates the life that has been lived, and offers family and friends the opportunity to pay tribute to their loved one.

A meaningful service tailored to the needs and desires of the family will be an important occasion for family and friends to remember the one who died and to share the experience together.

At Utter-McKinley San Fernando Mission Mortuary, our sole function is to relieve you of detail, to advise with you, to see that all arrangements correlate harmoniously. We will gladly help in such matters as the selection of a clergyman, arranging for music, notices in the paper, and in any other assistance desired. It shall be our endeavor to arrange, with your help, a service that will be a fitting and appropriate tribute to your loved one.

Because there are so many decisions to consider when planning a funeral, we listed several specific topics to help you through the planning process. Some of link below will take you to other sites on the Internet, please use the back button on your browser to get back to our site.