An Overview of Cemetery Creation

More families across the country are choosing cremation instead of conventional burial when memorializing the remains of their loved ones. During cremation, a person’s remains are burned at very high temperatures. At the end of the process, all that remains is calcified bone, which is then turned into ash. The ash from a cremation can then be incorporated into a wide variety of memorials to help you and your family remember and celebrate your loved one’s life. Here is a brief overview of your cemetery cremation options:

National Cemetery

Glass Front Niche

Glass front niches are elegant displays placed in air-conditioned environments, and can provide survivors with a tasteful place to honor their loved ones. Since the glass front niches at Chapel of the Chimes allow for up to 12 internments, you can place the remains of the deceased alongside the ashes of any other family members who have passed.

Granite or Marble Face Niche

Granite and marble face niches provide an elegant memorial for your loved one’s cremated remains. With locations both inside the chapel and outside it, Chapel of the Chimes’ granite and marble face niches can hold one or two urns in one place.


If you opt for cremation, your loved one’s ashes can be buried and incorporated into a garden. A garden can be constructed with or without fountains, depending on your or your loved one’s preference.

Cremation Bench Estate

A cremation bench estate can provide a beautiful resting place for your loved one’s remains while also giving you and your loved ones a place to sit and reflect. It’s an elegant and practical way to honor a deceased loved one.

The options listed above are just a sample of the options available for families interested in cemetery cremation. If you want to learn more about your cemetery cremation options, call Chapel of the Chimes Oakland at (510) 654-0123. When it comes to memorializing your loved one, we will do everything in our ability to make your vision a reality.