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Both Gardner Funeral Home and Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel are full-service funeral homes offering services for burials and cremation. We own and operate Columbia River Crematory, a private crematory on the Gardner Funeral Home premises. Both facilities also offer headstones, keepsake urns and jewelry and receptions. Gardner Funeral Home is constructing an amphitheater and will soon provide a venue for outdoor services and receptions.

Choosing how to celebrate a loved one's life is an incredibly personal decision. Details and desires are unique to each family, but basically fall into one of the following categories:

This option is for those families who wish to have a service in a church or chapel followed by a graveside service at the cemetery. Our Traditional Funeral Package includes basic services of funeral directors and staff, embalming, other preparation of remains, use of facilities and staff for viewing, use of facilities and staff for funeral ceremony at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel, Gardner Chapel or church or other facility, use of all automotive equipment necessary, video tribute, memorial folders, acknowledgment cards and register book. Also includes procession to local cemetery and arranging and directing committal service.

This choice would be ideal for families who wish to forego a church or chapel and have services conducted at the cemetery only. This package includes basic services of funeral directors and staff, embalming, other preparation of remains, use of facilities and staff for viewing, equipment and staff for graveside service, automotive equipment necessary, acknowledgement cards, register book and memorial folders.

A family would choose this option if they would prefer to conclude services at the church or chapel and not go to the cemetery. This package includes the same services as the traditional funeral package excluding the procession to the cemetery and the committal service. Generally, at the conclusion of the ceremony, the family will be dismissed to greet friends in the hospitality area. During this time our staff will make the delivery to the cemetery and the family could visit the grave shortly thereafter. If people are present for the burial, this will be considered a Traditional Service.

This package is designed for those families who have decided on cremation as a final disposition but still see the value in having viewing and/or the body present during a funeral ceremony. This includes basic services of funeral directors and staff, embalming, other preparation of remains, use of facilities and staff for viewing, use of facilities and staff for the ceremony, use of automotive equipment necessary, tribute video, acknowledgement cards, register book, and memorial folders. CREMATORY CHARGES ARE INCLUDED. Rental casket add $495. Minimum cremation container included.

This package is for those families who do not wish to have a viewing or have the casket present at the ceremony, but still wish to have a memorial ceremony for family and friends. This package includes basic services of funeral directors and staff, use of facilities and staff to arrange and direct memorial ceremony in Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel, Gardner Chapel or another facility, automotive equipment necessary, video tribute, acknowledgement cards, register book and memorial folders. CREMATORY CHARGES ARE INCLUDED. CREMATION CASKET OR CONTAINER IS EXTRA.

This package includes everything from the Memorial Cremation Package above( excluding the video tribute) but the service is held at the cemetery.

This package is designed for those families who wish to celebrate a loved one's life in a more relaxed fashion. Rather than a formal service, the memorial reception is meant to be a time for friends and family to reminisce and enjoy each other's company over refreshments. This package includes basic services of funeral directors and staff, use of Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel or Gardner Chapel (two hours), video tribute, acknowledgement cards, register book, memorial folders, staff to set up, oversee and clean up, four large deli trays, ten dozen cookies, coffee, punch and paper supplies. CREMATORY CHARGES ARE INCLUDED. CREMATION CASKET OR CONTAINER IS EXTRA.

Our charge for direct cremation includes local removal of remains, basic sanitary care and refrigeration, necessary services of staff, securing authorizations and transportation to crematory. ALSO INCLUDED ARE ALL CREMATORY CHARGES. Does not include embalming, visitation or any funeral rites or ceremonies. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The services we provide are:

Our charge for immediate burial includes local removal and transfer of remains, shelter of remains, basic services of staff, necessary authorizations and local transportation to cemetery. Does not include embalming, dressing, visitation or any funeral rites or ceremonies.