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Simply Remembered
Cremation Care

About Us

Simply Remembered Cremation Care was created in an effort to provide quality personalized cremation care to families in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities. Unlike full-service mortuaries, Simply Remembered is not sales-driven and does not carry large overhead such as big buildings or sales staff. This allows us to provide a more affordable and personalized service to the families that we serve.

We are proudly local family owned and operated.

Funeral Director available 24 hours a day at 805.569.7000.

Our promises to your family:

  • To provide compassionate care for your family when you have experienced a loss
  • To be trusted experts in the community and to always consider the significant responsibility that has been given to us
  • To listen to your needs and to recognize that we are here to guide you through this sensitive time, with the respect and dignity we would expect to have shown to our own families
OUR RATES

Rates

Our complete cremation package is only $995.

This includes the following:

Our professional staff will come to receive you or your loved one from the family home, hospital or facility and bring them into our care. Using the family information provided and medical information from the doctor, we prepare and file the necessary paperwork with the Social Security Administration, the County Health Department and the State of California.

General Price List

These prices are effective as of March 1, 2018 and are subject to change without notice.

Prior to drafting any contract for goods and services, the responsible party or the decedent’s survivor who is handling the arrangements is entitled to receive a copy of any pre-need agreement in the possession of the funeral establishment that has been signed and paid for, in full or in part, by or on behalf of the decedent.

The goods and services shown herein are those we provide to our customers. You may choose only those items you desire. However, any funeral arrangement you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must purchase 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. This list also does not include prices for certain items that you may ask us to purchase for you, such as cemetery services, flowers and newspaper notices. The prices for those items will be shown on your statement. The only warranties granted in connection with the merchandise sold with this funeral service are the express written warranties and they are limited to those extended by the manufacturer. No other warranties of either merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose are extended by Simply Remembered.

Method of Payment

Payment for goods and services is expected at time of arrangement and are required prior to services being performed. For your convenience we accept cash, check, debit card, credit card or approved pre-arrangement.

Basic Direct Cremation Package: $995.00

(This price includes the following)

Basic services of the Funeral Director and Staff: $300.00

This is a basic fee that we charge every family for our professional expertise in assisting with their preferences. Our charge includes, but is not limited to, 24-hour availability of staff to respond to initial request for service,  consultation and coordination with family or other responsible parties for the arrangement for desired services,  preparation and filing of the death certificate and other necessary authorizations and permits, recording of vital statistics, preparation and placement of death notices, consultation and coordination with related entities such  as clergy cemetery, crematory, common carriers and others as requested. Also included in this fee are; overhead  expenses for facilities, licenses, accounting fees, insurance and maintenance, taxes and administrative expenses.

Transfer of Remains to Funeral Establishment $195.00

Removal of the deceased from place of death to funeral facility (within 35 mile radius)

Refrigeration $130.00

Refrigeration is required by California State Regulation, Title 16, Sec. 1223(b)

Crematory Fee for Standard Cremation $345.00

Cremation will usually take place within 7 days of receiving a California Disposition Permit.Standard Cremation is based on weight less than 250 lbs.

Alternative Cremation Container $25.00

Burial Services

Green Burial

This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral services by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our green package allows for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals. It includes our services for storage, transportation and the filling out of all necessary documentation, permits and certificates. A burial container, which can be either a biodegradable urn, casket or shroud, is available at an additional cost.

Green Burial Package $1500.00

Our Green Burial is disposition of the body without embalming and in a biodegradable container

The basic service of the funeral director and staff, transfer of the body from the place of death within Santa Barbara area (see additional transportation fees for other cities outside the area) to our refrigerated holding facility, transportation to a local cemetery for burial, minimum preparation of the deceased, filing of the death certificate and necessary permits, ordering of ‘certified’ death certificates from County Registrar, the county disposition permit, assistance with completing cemetery arrangements with cemetery staff, assistance with filing of social security and veterans administration, assistance with placing obituary notice. Does NOT include casket, coffin, shroud or carrier.

Green Burial Casket, Coffin, Shroud or Carrier (refer to Casket Price List) $350.00 – $1650.00

Additional Services and Miscellaneous Fees

Oversized Cases
250-300 lbs. additional $250.00
Over 300 lbs. (Simply Remembered cannot knowingly take cases over 300 lbs.) $700.00

Cremation Rush Fee (within 24 hrs. after drop off at the crematory) additional $250.00

Shipping of cremated remains within the Continental United States $100.00

Additional transportation

Pick up in Lompoc, Ojai additional $50.00

Pick up locations over 50 miles from SR office additional 3.00/mile
Residential (two technicians required) additional $50.00

Scattering at Sea by Simply Remembered Staff $150.00

This includes the following:

Our professional staff will come to receive you or your loved one from the family home, hospital or facility and bring them into our care. Using the family information provided and medical information from the doctor, we prepare and file the necessary paperwork with the Social Security Administration, the County Health Department and the State of California.

FAQ

FAQ

What is the advantage of working with Simply Remembered?
We are a small, family owned business. We care about your family and our community, offering more personal care than our competitors.

How long do our cremation services take?
From the time the person comes into our care until the time we have the ashes and death certificates available is about 7 days.

What is the price of a death certificate?
Certified copies of the death certificate are $21 each, a fee set by the State of California.

When can I get a hold of you?
We are reachable 24 hours a day for all and any of our families’ needs.

Testimonials

Testimonials

“What an incredibly tough time. Decisions are to be made and frankly, Jeannie just put the options out there and answered every question that I had. Even the odd questions that everyone really wants to ask, she answered. I have already recommended simply remembered to 2 friends. One whose parent passed unexpectedly and another who wants to plan ahead for herself.”
Anne of Santa Barbara, CA
“I want to thank Ms. Kendall and her company. We found them to be very compassionate when we called about the passing of our mother. She spent time explaining everything that would happen. Even her drivers where very pleasant and professional when they came to our house at 2 in the morning. We were so pleased with the way everything turned out. Thank you again.”
Nicholas of Canyon Country, CA
“Jeannie was fantastic to work with. I was dreading making cremation arrangements but Jeannie took the time to listen and to offer some much appreciated guidance. Her prices were very fair and MUCH lower than the other mortuaries. She didn’t try to “sell” me but she explained my options and let me decide for myself. I can only give her the highest recommendation, not only for her professionalism but also for her services and prices.”
Willis Jackson of San Jacinto, CA
“I had two occasions within two months to use Simply Remembered Cremation Care. I had lost my sister in February and my Brother in March. I live in Buellton and Jeannie Kendall was very helpful. I found them to be very affordable. Jeannie personally delivered the ashes to my door. I want to thank them publically for all their patience and I believe anyone thinking of having a cremation for a loved one, consider Simply Remembered. They are also one of the most affordable. Thank you Jeannie for your kindnesses.”
Charlotte Sanchez of Buellton, CA
“Wonderful family-owned company. Caring, VERY reasonably priced. No high-pressure sales. Recommended by the hospice my mom stayed at. An excellent company. We were in Santa Barbara from Oregon and couldn’t have had better care. The ashes were mailed to us. Can’t say enough about how different this company was from all the other ones we called.”
Amanda of Talent, OR

“The Simply Remembered staff are compassionate and caring, as well as available 24 hours a day. They charge less than half as much for “direct cremation” as the local mortuaries. Very pleasant and professional. Highly recommended.”

Linda of Santa Barbara, CA
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Contact Us

How can we help?

Email us here or call us at 805.569.7000 24 hours a day.
Our arrangement offices are located at:
36 W. Calle Laureles, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 &
2030 Viborg Rd, Solvang CA 93463
Dan Flynn Managing Funeral Director (FDR 4149)

36 W CALLE LAURELES SANTA BARBARA CA 93105 & 2030 VIBORG RD SOLVANG CA 93463
SERVING SANTA BARBARA
SERVING SOLVANG