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Bonita Jean Duquesnay
B: 1925-12-22
D: 2018-06-15
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Duquesnay, Bonita Jean
Theresa Tilotta
B: 1960-04-25
D: 2018-06-13
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Tilotta, Theresa
Kenneth Wallman
B: 1931-02-24
D: 2018-06-10
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Wallman, Kenneth
Catherine Kiker
B: 1941-08-06
D: 2018-06-10
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Kiker, Catherine
Lola Warren
B: 1944-04-27
D: 2018-06-05
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Warren, Lola
Elvia Rodriguez
B: 1930-07-17
D: 2018-06-03
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Rodriguez, Elvia
Eleanor Ann Tilghman
B: 1937-06-26
D: 2018-06-02
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Tilghman, Eleanor Ann
Patricia Khan
B: 1949-04-25
D: 2018-05-31
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Khan, Patricia
La Vera Noles Sanders
B: 1921-09-12
D: 2018-05-29
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Sanders, La Vera Noles
Maida Dorsett
B: 1946-12-16
D: 2018-05-29
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Dorsett, Maida
Marcelino Coronado Galnarez
B: 1945-01-23
D: 2018-05-29
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Coronado Galnarez, Marcelino
Kay Weiman
B: 1948-09-20
D: 2018-05-28
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Weiman, Kay
Cassandra Ainley
B: 1953-11-09
D: 2018-05-28
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Ainley, Cassandra
Peggy Buffa
B: 1970-08-04
D: 2018-05-24
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Buffa, Peggy
Juston Crutcher
B: 1931-05-19
D: 2018-05-22
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Crutcher, Juston
William Mulvaney
B: 1934-11-22
D: 2018-05-22
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Mulvaney, William
David Draper
B: 1945-05-11
D: 2018-05-21
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Draper, David
Sara Scheele
B: 1945-01-08
D: 2018-05-11
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Scheele, Sara
Howard William Townsend
B: 1930-04-27
D: 2018-05-11
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Townsend, Howard William
Krystyna Tarnowska
B: 1941-08-01
D: 2018-05-08
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Tarnowska, Krystyna
Bobbye Jo Apgar
D: 2018-05-08
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Apgar, Bobbye Jo

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Ash Scattering Services in Houston, TX

For families who have chosen cremation for a loved one, the next decision involves what to do with the remains. Some choose cremation options that include keeping the cremated remains in their home, having them placed in a columbarium niche at a local cemetery, or scattering the ashes in a meaningful place.

Ash Scattering

Cremation services provide families with more time to arrange where and how to scatter the ashes. While there is no policing agency overseeing scattering, there are some basics you should know about—for example, cremation in Houston, Texas:

  • If you plan on scattering ashes on private property, it's smart to receive written permission from the owner.
  • Public parks require that you obtain a scattering permit, which can add to the cost of cremation.
  • There are no regulations regarding ash scattering on uncontrolled public lands; you need to use your own judgment.
  • You should not scatter ashes within 100 yards of public roads or trails.
  • The cremation container must be disposed of separately and in an environmentally safe manner.
  • Scattering ashes in inland waters is governed by the Clean Water Act, so it's important to obtain a permit from the agency that oversees waterways.
  • Ash scattering at sea must be done at a minimum of three nautical miles from the coastline.
  • Any flowers or wreaths used in the ash scattering ceremony held at sea must decompose. No plastic flowers or other non-decomposable items should be left behind.
  • For ash scattering done at sea, the Environmental Protection Agency requires that you notify the regional office in writing within 30 days after the event.

How to Scatter Ashes

Cremated remains bear little resemblance to ashes; they look and behave a lot like small-grained gravel. However, there are some fine grains mixed in, so be sure to check the wind direction before scattering into the air or a body of water.

The technique of trenching is another option and is more similar to a burial ceremony. Dig a small trench in the location of your choice, place the remains (or a biodegradable urn containing the ashes) within, and cover with soil.

Raking is another technique used for those who choose cremation vs. burial. Pour the remains on the surface of the soil and use a rake to mix the ashes.

You may also wish to check out our selection of scattering urns prior to making plans for your ceremony. Should you need advice on how to design a meaningful ceremony and explore cremation options, feel free to call us at 844.291.2610.

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