Cremation Services

As you begin the Journey of remembering and honoring the life of your loved one, or pre-arranging your own last rites through cremation, we at Spilsbury Mortuary are honored to guide you step by step through that extremely tender process.

It is important to know that when cremation is chosen, it does not mean the death has to be devoid of ceremony or life celebrating services. “The ritual offers you an opportunity to remember the person who died and helps to affirm the value of the life that was lived” (Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Director, Center for Loss & Life Transitions.) Therefore, we provide a variety of cremation packages to meet the various needs of each and every family we serve. Our Cremation packages range from Full Traditional Funeral Service followed by cremation, to a Simple cremation, as well as, additional options for personalization.


Forms and Required Information:

(Forms are provided by Spilsbury Mortuary and Directors will assist you in filling them out)

Vital Statistics information

  • Used to file Death Certificate and Cremation Permit(Utah State Requirement)
  • Regardless of Personal timelines, By Utah Statutes, cremation cannot be performed by crematory until all required permits are finalized by state officials.

Cremation Authorization:

  • Used to obtain permission, from person designated or recognized next of kin, to perform Cremation.
    A majority of next of next of kin is needed for cremation
  • Provide Clarification of the Cremation Process

Selecting a Cremation casket or Alternative Container:

Spilsbury Mortuary requires the use of either an alternative container or NON-METAL casket for cremation. As the final resting place for your loved one prior to cremation it also provides dignity during the family viewing or public visitation. If you are in need of an alternative container/casket we provide a variety from which you may choose.

Alternative containers may be provided by family and need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be made of combustible materials suitable for cremation.
  2. Must be able to close, providing complete covering for the human remains.
  3. Must be resistant to leakage.
  4. Must be sufficient for handling with ease and provide protection for the health and safety of crematory personnel.

Cremation Packages:

Gathering family and friends together to remember, tell stories and celebrate the life of a loved one is a very important step in the grieving process. Services chosen can be as unique as the individual in whom you are honoring.

Traditional Funeral Service followed by Cremation

  • The body is embalmed, casketed and present for a Viewing/Visitation, and a funeral service, to memorialize the decedent will take place. (Casket can be a purchased cremation casket {no Metal Parts} or a rental casket with removable liner.)

Celebration of Life/Memorial Service

  • A time for family and friends to gather and share remembrance of the deceased, without the body present. This allows high flexibility in calendaring the event.
  • Location of services can be where ever the family determines. (Ex. Mortuary, Church, Commuity Center, Club House etc.)

Graveside Service following Cremation

  • Burial service for Cremated Remains, after the cremation, at the Cemetery. Spilsbury’s will arrange for opening and closing of the grave, tent set-up with chairs and speaker system for Graveside service.
  • Purchase of a cremation, burial plot and an urn vault may be necessary. (Each cemetery has its own requirements regarding burial of cremated remains and urn vault requirements.)

Direct/Simple Cremation

  • This is the minimum type of cremation possible

Disposition of Cremated Remains:

Inurnment: Placing of the cremated remains into an urn

  • Decorative or Temporary Urns are available at Spilsbury Mortuary or special orders.
  • Families may provide their own container provided it has some type of a lid.
  • Urn Jewelry is available upon request and special order.

Entombment: Placing Cremated Remains in an above ground columbarium.

At this time there are not any local Mausoleums for this type of Disposition.

Earth Burial: Burial of Cremated Remains in a Cemetery

  • Spilsbury Mortuary will assist you with all the arrangements.
  • As stated above, a ½ plot is used for Burial of cremated remains and depending on cemetery requirements an Urn Vault may be necessary.
  • Cremains may be placed in the casket of another loved one and buried with them at the time of their death.

Burial At Sea:

  • For this option there are certain criteria that need to be met.
  • Burials in inland waters are regulated according to the Clean Water Act. For inland water burial, a permit is required from the appropriate state agency.
  • Burial at sea is regulate by the EPA.
  • Spilsbury Mortuary will assist you with the proper arrangements.

Scattering of Cremated Remains:

  • Some Cemeteries and or churches have scattering gardens available for this type of disposition.
  • Private property, with the approval of the owners.
  • Consultation of State laws and ordinances pertaining to Scattering of Cremated remains should be done prior to scattering.
  • If your scattering ceremony is to be held within a city or town limits, city/town ordinance and bylaws should be consulted.
  • If your scattering ceremony is to be held outside of city or town limits then county ordinance and bylaws should be consulted.

In Addition to the above listed services, Spilsbury Mortuary can assist you with memorial Programs, register books, scheduling of Military honors, tribute videos, ordering of floral tributes, arranging shipment of cremated remains and ordering specialty items of remembrance, such as, keepsake, scattering or decorative urns, and memorial jewelry. For graveside, memorial or funeral services a recording (audio or video, depending on location of service) is provided. Also, we are happy to assist families with filing of Insurance benefits and VA benefits.

Spilsbury Mortuary is a proud member of CANA(Cremation Association of North America), NFDA(National Funeral Directors Association),UFDA (Utah Funeral Directors Association) and all of our cremation technicians are, Certified Crematory Operators.