You may have arranged cremation services in Lakewood, WA for a family member in the past after they pass on and that can get you to thinking—who will arrange your services when you pass on? There are two ways you can go about this process. First, you can think about it in advance and get things figured out before you pass on or second, you could simply let time pass, die when the time comes, and let your family figure it all out from there. But here are the people who will most likely organize your final services.
If you are married, your spouse becomes the automatic person who is in charge of your needs when you pass on. They don’t have to make all of the arrangements alone, of course, but they will be the default person in charge of the process unless they pass that duty on to someone else. They are the closest person to you and it makes sense that they would most likely know what you want and have the position to make those final wishes a reality.
If you are no longer married or if your spouse has already passed on, your next of kin, or your children, will take care of your final services. If you have several children, hopefully they will work well together, split up the duties, and get along well as they put services together. If you only have one child, the process can feel overwhelming, but they can get help from other family members and friends as well.
Whoever You Designate
If you want to think about your own death earlier and figure out at least some of the details, you can designate a person to put your final service plans together. It can be a family member you trust, or it can even be a friend. It is a good idea to let that person know you have chosen them as the one who will put plans together so that doesn’t come as a surprise to them when the time comes
If you really want to go the extra mile, you can plan your own services out yourself before you pass on. Making these plans can give you peace of mind and it can allow your family to be burden-free where the planning process is concerned. You get what you want and they know they are doing what you want done at the same time. When you plan ahead, you can also pay ahead, if you so choose, so you can relieve your family of the cost burdens as well.
If you would like to plan your own cremation services in Lakewood, WA, or if you just want some details to consider, the professionals at Weeks’ Dryer Mortuary are here to help you through the process from start to finish. We’ll give you the information you need and there will never be any pressure from us to move forward. You work on your own timeline, whatever that is.