Before Death Occurs

Pre-Death Planning People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative

PEOPLE’S MEMORIAL encourages you to plan ahead for your end-of-life arrangements.  The following forms to make it easy for you to be organized and prepared.

Disposition Authorization
This form allows you to authorize your choice of cremation or burial as well as where you choose as your final resting place.   Complete the form online, print, sign and keep with your important papers.  Be sure to discuss your wishes with your survivors and let them know where your original documents are filed so they can present them to the funeral home at time of death.

Putting My House in Order
This form contains all the death certificate info needed.   It asks for birth and family background information that your survivors may not readily know the answers to. Before any cremation or burial can take place, a death certificate must be filed with the county.

Designated Agent
A Designated Agent is like a power of attorney for funeral arrangements.  You name a specific person to direct your funeral arrangements.  This form may be particularly important if you have no living blood relatives. It will be useful to designate an agent if you feel that your next-of-kin may not honor your wishes or you anticipate there may be family conflict over your choice of final arrangements.

Document Safekeeping
If you wish to have PEOPLE’S MEMORIAL hold your funeral planning documents for you, we now have a Document Safekeeping Program where we will store a scanned copy your paperwork for a $25 fee and return the originals back to you.  This will not only simplify and expedite your funeral arrangements, it also give your the peace of mind in knowing that your funeral documents will be accessible when needed.   If you are interested in submitting your cremation or burial paperwork, please complete the  form and submit to our office with your completed planning documents.

Making decisions when you’re not under pressure and taking the time to fill out your funeral planning forms can save your family a tremendous amount of stress, save thousands of dollars and assure that your wishes are honored when the time comes.

PEOPLE’S MEMORIAL Association has moved all of our consumer information to a new site under the PEOPLE’S MEMORIAL Education Fund.   The URL for the consumer information site from PEOPLE’S MEMORIAL is now

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