Cremation with Confidence

Respect. Dignity. Peace of Mind.

Why Cremation with Confidence™?

Due to national scandals, we understand that those who choose cremation might have doubts about the process and procedures of crematories. Our 10-Step cremation process guarantees that your loved one is well cared for at all times and that the cremated remains returned to you are those of your loved one.


What is Cremation with Confidence™?

Cremation with Confidence™ is a national network of local cremation providers available to you when the need arises. Cremation with Confidence™ providers pledge to abide by a strict ethical code and perform the cremation process according to an exclusive 10-Step cremation process.

Our 10-Step Cremation with Confidence Guarantee

  1. Your Loved One Never Leaves our Care
    Many other funeral homes hire third party crematories, typically located in a warehouse district. These funeral homes transfer your loved one to outside cremation services, making it impossible for the funeral home to manage and supervise the cremation. We have our own crematory, so all your services are handled and managed by our certified staff and your loved one never leaves our care.
  2. Safeguarding Personal Identity
    To ensure security, a personal identification band is placed on your loved one at the moment they are transferred to our care.
  3. Unique Tracking System
    Upon arrival, your loved one is logged into our tracking system and assigned an identification number, which is stamped into a stainless steel identification tag. This number is used to track every phase of the cremation process. Our tracking system includes date and time of arrival at our facility and name of the transfer technician.
  4. Personal Viewing Options
    Various choices are available for personal identification. During the cremation, a special viewing room is dedicated to witness the beginning of the cremation. In addition, a private viewing for immediate family before the cremation can be arranged (additional fee may apply).
  5. Checks and Balances
    Two individuals, a cremation technician and a funeral home staff member, will review all cremation paperwork and permits. This is to ensure authorizations and permits have been received and have been properly documented. Once all documentation is verified, both staff members must sign the cremation order, prior to the cremation.
  6. Cremation Log Book
    Immediately prior to the cremation process, your loved one is taken to the cremation chamber and their personal identification is noted in our cremation log book. This log shows the name of the individual, date and time of the cremation, identification number and crematory operator’s name. Our crematory log is dated and the start time is noted and initialed by a cremation technician before and after the cremation.
  7. Details During the Cremation
    The crematory checklist, identification card and stainless steel identification tag are placed on the outside of the cremation chamber during the cremation process.
  8. Details After the Cremation
    After the cremation is complete, the cremated remains are placed with the stainless steel identification tag into an urn. The identification card is placed into our permanent files.
  9. Return of the Cremated Remains
    Our staff will notify you to schedule a time for receipt of the cremated remains. At this time, we will provide a dignified setting, where you will receive the urn and may spend a few moments, privately, in quiet reflection.
  10. Celebration of Life
    We will assist in planning a funeral or memorial service either before or after the cremation, which will appropriately celebrate the life of your loved one. A meaningful ceremony provides an opportunity for family and friends to pay tribute to your loved one and to share the memories of a lifetime. (Additional fees will apply.)

This process is designed to:

  • Treat your loved one with respect and dignity by assuring that your loved one never leaves the care of funeral professionals you trust.
  • Provide a system of checks and balances, ensuring that the cremated remains returned to you are those of your loved one.
  • Offer your family the opportunity to celebrate the life of your loved one either before or after the cremation process.

    Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home, your local Cremation with Confidence™ provider, can help you with anything you need, whether you need to make immediate funeral arrangements or just want to understand the process to plan ahead.