Embracing both traditional values and diversity in honoring the individual spirit, Cornerstone Funeral Services recognizes that our community is comprised of diverse preferences of religion, philosophies and beliefs. Our priority is to make this time as easy and as meaningful as possible, and because every family is different, we offer many choices. Please refer to our current price list for funeral services.
Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique and meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.
If burial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You may choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, and a funeral service in a church or memorial chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home.
Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life.
Cremation Urns / Containers
Please refer to the Matthews 2017 Urn Catalog to view a selection of cremation caskets, alternative containers and urns.
Cremation with Whole Body Donation — FREE
A portion of the body is donated for the purposes of medical research, product development, perfecting surgical techniques, product procurement and research in connection with developing cures for disease. The remainder of the body is then cremated and the ashes are returned to the family. The whole body company pays for the cremation, transportation, generating the death certificate and pays for state of Oregon fees (currently $20). This service includes:
- Ashes returned to family.
- Transport deceased to our funeral home.
- Wood urn
- File and complete death certificate (certificate sent directly to family).
- Two death certificates provided (no charge).
- State of Oregon fees paid.
Green Burial Services
Families interested in learning about environmentally friendly funeral alternatives,referred to also as green burial and natural burial, need only ask us. We offer some specific services and environmentally friendly funeral products.
Close family receives relatives and friends, typically, but not necessarily, with the casket present. This may be for one or two days before the service. A visitation may include an evening prayer or scripture service, and offers a time for eulogies and sharing of memories.
Witness of Transfer
This is a special time for those that may not be planning any immediate services. Immediate family process to the crematory together with their loved one and ceremoniously say farewell.
At the request of the family, every eligible veteran may receive a military honors ceremony. This includes the folding and presenting of the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps. Please visit Veterans Information for a full explanation of Veterans benefits and eligibility.
Gift of Life
We support the gift of life that organ donations enable. When chosen by the family, we work closely with the organ donation organization to coordinate the compassionate and dignified care of the deceased. Following organ donation, families may choose whatever funeral or memorial services they desire.