After an extensive search to find a funeral director in the San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area willing to support me as I walk clients through At Home Death Care and Home Vigils, I found Honor Cremations. Honor Cremations realizes the value of friends and family being more involved in the care of their loved one's body. Together, we collaborate to give clients the experience they want whether it's a few hours or a few days with their loved one at home before final disposition.
If a green or natural burial is of interest to you, I recommend Purissima Cemetery in Half Moon Bay, CA overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There are a variety of options available and their prices are quite affordable compared to other cemeteries in the Bay Area.
If alkaline hydrolysis or water cremation is desired, I recommend White Rose Water Cremations in Escondido, CA. Currently, White Rose is the first and only alkaline hydrolysis facility serving California.
Natural Organic Reduction (NOR) or Human Composting
While Natural Organic Reduction was legalized in California in 2022, the Cemetery Funeral Bureau has until 2027 to build the infrastructure to support this disposition option in California. Until then, I recommend Recompose in Seattle Washington because they created this unique disposition method and I believe they are well suited to meet client's needs who want this option.