1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    08 Jun '13 23:35
    Death's An Expensive, Detailed Proposition (at least in Oregon, USA)

    GENERAL PRICE LIST

    These prices are effective as of October 1, 2012 but are subject to change without notice.
    The prices contained herein are based on services provided within a 25 mile radius of Portland.
    ALL GOODS AND SERVICES MUST BE PAID FOR AT THE TIME OF ARRANGEMENTS.
    *CREDIT POLICY IS AT END OF PRICE LIST*

    The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.

    BASIC SERVICES OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR & STAFF AND OVERHEAD:
    Our services include: conducting the arrangement conference; planning the funeral; consulting with family and clergy; shelter of remains; preparing and filing of necessary notices; obtaining necessary authorizations and permits; coordinating with the cemetery, crematory, or other third parties. In addition, this fee includes a proportionate share of our basic overhead costs.

    SERVICES OF FUNERAL HOME AND STAFF

    PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:
    Basic Services of Funeral Director & Staff and Overhead:
    This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials and forwarding or receiving remains. $1385.00

    Embalming:
    Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial. $ 200.00

    Dressing:
    Dressing of Embalmed Remains:
    Dressing of Unembalmed Remains:

    Other Preparation of Remains:
    Cosmetology/Grooming & Casketing:
    Hairstylist:
    Special Care of Autopsy Remains:
    Simple I.D. viewing only (one time only - no washing or shampooing; no dressing;
    use of staff and facility for up to one hour):
    I.D. viewing only (one time only - includes washing, shampooing, (if requested) shrouding
    and use of staff and facilities for up to one hour):
    Viewing (no embalming; includes washing, shampooing and dressing of remains, and use of
    staff and facilities for up to three hours):
    Special Care of Unembalmed Remains (bathing and disinfecting):
    Refrigeration (after 72 hours) (per 72 hour period):

    Facilities and Staff:
    Use of Facility and Staff for a Service at Omega (cookie, coffee, punch reception):
    Use of Equipment and Staff for Service at Church or Outside Chapel (includes set up
    of floral arrangements, supervision of service, staff to assist at service):
    Use of Facility and Staff for Viewing for One Day or portion thereof
    (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m Saturday 10am-2pm):
    Use of Equipment and Staff for Graveside Service:
    Overtime Charge for Evening Viewing or Service (Weekdays and Saturday after 5 pm, up to four hours):
    Overtime Charge for Sunday and Holidays (up to four hours)
    Watch Placement of Remains into Cremation Chamber - family sets time:

    Transportation:
    Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home:
    (within 25 mile radius, additional distance will be charged at $2.50 per mile):
    Transfer of remains 300 - 499 lbs. to funeral home, additional:
    Transfer of remains 500 lbs. and more to funeral home, additional:
    Hearse/Casket Coach:
    (maximum 3 hours; after 3 hours, overtime applies;
    (within 25 mile radius; additional distance will be charged at $2.50 per mile):

    Casket Van:
    (within 25 mile radius; additional distance will be charged at $2.50 per mile):

    Delivery of Cremated Remains:
    (within 25 mile radius; additional distance will be charged at $2.50 per mile):

    Motorcycle Escorts: (minimum 2 required)
    (maximum 2.5 hours; after 2.5 hours, overtime applies):

    Additional Transfer of Remains
    (within 25 mile radius; additional distance will be charged at $2.00 per hour):
    Flower car:

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  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    08 Jun '13 23:392 edits
    Other:

    Reception - up to 100 people (includes punch, coffee, tea, cookies):
    Reception - coffee and punch only (family supplies food):
    Memorial Set (includes 100 folders, book, 50 acknowledgement cards):
    Memorial Folders (first 50):
    Additional Folders (each additional 50):
    Add photo to standard folders (per 100):
    Photo Memorial Folders (custom; first 100)
    Memorial Book
    Wood Memorial Book
    Acknowledgement Cards (25 per box; sold by box only):
    Laminated Memorial Obituary Bookmarks - each:
    Memorial Video-Start at: for 20 photos; extra photos at $1.00 each; extra DVD $10.00 (Other packages available)
    Flag case (solid wood handmade in Oregon; variety of woods available)
    Mail Cremated Remains (includes plastic utility urn; within Oregon only):
    Mail Cremated Remains (includes plastic utility urn; outside Oregon):
    Scattering Cremated Remains at Date and Place Determined by Omega
    (up to six months):
    Funeral/Death Notices in The Oregonian
    Expedite Fee for Cremations (assuming physician can be reached; 24 hour service)
    Expedite Fee for Death Certificates
    (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. when doctor and county offices are open;
    25 mile radius; additional distance will be charged at $2.00 per mile):
    Washington State Courier Fee (includes taking death certificate to doctor for
    signature and filing it with the county of death):
    World Wide Travel Protection Plan: Cremation Package
    World Wide Travel Protection Plan: Burial Package
    Crematory Fee
    * An additional fee of $ 55.00 will be charged for remains in excess of 300 lbs.
    * An additional fee of $105.00 will be charged for remains in excess of 400 lbs.
    * An additional fee of $155.00 will be charged for remains in excess of 500 lbs.
    * An additional fee of $205.00 will be charged for remains in excess of 600 lbs.
    * Oversized cremation container will need to be used for remains in excess of 300 lbs.
    Storage & care of cremated remains, per 30 days (after the first 30 days):

    Cash Advance Items:
    Oregon State File Fee
    Oregon Certified Copies of Death Certificate (first copy):
    Oregon Certified Copies of Death Certificate (each additional copy):
    Washington Certified Copies of Death Certificate (each copy):
    Translation of Documents From English to Spanish:
    Spanish Interpreter (per hour):
    International ship-out fee (includes international phone calls, courier documents;
    does not include consulate fees, embassy fees, and outside funeral home fees):
    Multnomah County Medical Examiner removal fee (may apply):

    Forwarding Remains to Another Funeral Home:
    This charge includes minimum service of funeral director and staff, transfer of remains to funeral home, embalming, transfer of remains to common carrier, combination unit, Oregon State file fee. This fee does not include viewing or dressing of remains certified copies of death certificates or common carrier fees, special care of autopsy remains or special items that may be requested. $1195.00

    http://www.omegaservices.com/prices.html

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  3. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    08 Jun '13 23:484 edits
    In this RHP Spirituality Forum, we've often ignored the topic of dying and death. Perhaps, this 2012 Cost/Expense Profile will help personalize the conclusion of life on earth (as the event became quite personal for me with the loss of my dear bride of twenty five years in January, 2003). I welcome your opinions and comments. (gb)
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    09 Jun '13 19:394 edits
    "Debate and general discussion of the supernatural, religion, and the life after." (Russ & Chris)

    Why "Debate and general discussion of the supernatural [and] religion" but an aversion
    to thoughtful conversation concerning the "life after" (this one on planet earth)?

    Disinterest in serious matters, involving irretrievable decisions with the certainty of consequences?

    Fixation on some object or person or group of real or imagined disrepute or scorn?

    Dismissal in the interest of getting one's internet kicks from unfriendly verbal frictions?

    Desire for 'Thumbs Up' and 'Smileys', daily attention and the unheard applause of some private herd?

    ... or, in my view, a failure to recognize the brevity of human live and the imminence of physical death!

    I'm an acid realist/hard core pragmatist (most of the time). Therefore, I've no illusions about this thread's life on page one. Nonetheless, at the risk of losing any of the few valued friendships built upon kindred spirit rapport and trust which have fortunately been mine to share, I'm inviting comment from those with whom chess games have been played; site personal messages, emails addresses and/or phone numbers have been exchanged. You know I'll understand if you decline. -Bob
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    09 Jun '13 19:57
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"Debate and general discussion of the supernatural, religion, and the life after." (Russ & Chris)

    Why "Debate and general discussion of the supernatural [and] religion" but an aversion
    to thoughtful conversation concerning the "life after" (this one on planet earth)?

    Disinterest in serious matters, involving irretrievable decisions with t ...[text shortened]... phone numbers have been exchanged. You know I'll understand if you decline. -Bob[/b]
    When I die,

    I won't be handing over the check.....( cheque )

    and I won't be carrying the coffin either..................................😉
  6. Standard memberempovsun
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    09 Jun '13 20:09
    im sure ill have a nice tin can set up for me when one of my family members sets my body on fire whenever i pass

    and plenty of booze for the wake
  7. Standard memberRajk999
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    11 Jun '13 01:27
    GB for those in Christ death is nothing and all arrangements worth anything are taken care of by Him.
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    12 Jun '13 02:11
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    GB for those in Christ death is nothing and all arrangements worth anything are taken care of by Him.
    "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15 (KJV)

    Yes, Rajk, the dying moments of a maturing believer present an opportunity for Him to bestow the strength
    and comfort of dying grace. You have pleased Him and it gives Him great pleasure to bless you. (gb)
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