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Important Forms

To ensure every cremation is carried out without delays and in compliance with your wishes and the law, we need certain information and your authorization to proceed.

Below are the relevant legal forms. Please complete and sign these forms after you have arranged the cremation, then return them to us at Ayres Family Cremation as soon as possible. Without them, we cannot carry out the cremation.

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How to complete the forms

To fill out a form, click on the ‘view’ button and then print. Enter all the required information and then sign.

How to return the forms

Once you have completed the forms, you can scan them and email them to us at forms@ayrescremation.com, or mail them to us at 2620 Jacobs Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 using first class postage or registered mail.

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Declaration for Disposition of Cremated Remains

This form declares who is the person(s) with legal right to control the disposition and states what is to happen with the remains after cremation.

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Authorization for Cremation & Disposition
for a Pre-Planned Cremation

This form is filled out and signed by the person pre-planning their own cremation. It gives Ayres Family Cremation permission to carry out the cremation, and it gives instructions to next-of-kin about the ashes. This form must be signed by a witness as well.

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Authorization to Accept or Decline Embalming

We don’t provide embalming, however to meet the CA state law, this form is still required.

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Obituary Form

This optional form will assist you gather information for your loved one’s obituary. It contains information for you to contact local publications. Please note that it is your responsibility to submit and pay for obituaries with each publication.

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Disclosure of Pre-Need Agreement

This form states whether or not a person has pre-arrangements paid-in-full or partially paid payments with our funeral home. This is an at-need only form. It is not needed with pre-planned arrangements, but all other forms are needed with pre-planned arrangements.

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Authorization for Cremation & Disposition
for an At-Need Cremation

The Authorization for Cremation & Disposition form is filled out and signed by the deceased’s authorized agent so that Ayres Family Cremation has permission to carry out the cremation. Please return the form to us as quickly as possible in order to comply with California law. Note that this form must also be signed by a witness.

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Our General Price List

Our General Price List is provided to you by law.

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