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CREMATION – the process of reducing human remains to bone fragments through extreme heat and evaporation.

CREMATED REMAINS – the bone fragments remaining after the cremation process. (Technically, these fragments are not “ashes.”)

CREMATORY/CREMATORIUM – the facility that houses the cremation chamber.

CREMATION CHAMBER – the mechanical device used to perform the actual cremation process.

CREMATION CONTAINER – the container required to transport the human remains to the crematory. It could be the casket used at the funeral or a special rigid, leak-proof, combustible box designed for cremation. The cremation container will be destroyed during the cremation process.

FINAL DISPOSITION – the final resting place for the cremated remains.

HUMAN REMAINS – the body of the deceased

INURNMENT – (1) placing the cremated remains in an urn or other container in preparation for final disposition; (2) placing the urn/container in its final resting place.

PULVERIZATION PROCESS – the reduction of the cremated remains to an unidentifiable consistency to facilitate inurnment and/or make the cremated remains acceptable for scattering. Depending on the pulverization device used, very small bone fragments may or may not remain after processing.


Hector Vidaurri
Born: 12/4/1952
Died: 11/15/2017
Wilma Merriman
Born: 3/24/1944
Died: 11/15/2017
Paul Waldie
Born: 1/6/1933
Died: 11/11/2017
Paul Boulware
Born: 3/5/1950
Died: 11/10/2017
Reynaldo Polanco
Born: 1/6/1966
Died: 11/8/2017
Pablo Gonzalez
Born: 6/30/1932
Died: 11/7/2017
Mary McFarland
Born: 6/7/1942
Died: 11/5/2017
Noel Pena, Jr.
Born: 12/19/1955
Died: 10/31/2017
Ana Garcia
Born: 1/21/1948
Died: 10/28/2017

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