Price List

Bakersfield Funeral Home FD1792

3125 19th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 324-4446

McFarland Family Funeral Home FD1679

425 W. Perkins Ave, McFarland, CA 93250

(661) 792-3866

GENERAL PRICE LIST

These prices are effective as of 07/11/2018.

 

The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.

Prior to drafting any contract for goods or services, the responsible party or the decedent’s survivor who is handling the funeral arrangements is entitled to receive a copy of any preneed agreement in the possession of the funeral establishment that has been signed and paid for, in full or in part, by or on behalf of the decedent.

Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff and Overhead. $700

Our services include: conducting the arrangements conference; planning the funeral; consulting with family and clergy; shelter of remains; preparing and filing of necessary notices; obtaining necessary authorizations and permits; coordinating with the cemetery, crematory, or other third parties. In addition, this fee includes a proportionate share of our basic overhead costs. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)

Embalming . . . . . . . . . ………………………………………………..$595.00

Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.

Other Preparation of the Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300

Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home (within 30 mile radius). . . . $250

beyond this radius we charge $4 per mile

Use of Facilities and Staff for Viewing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$400

Use of Facilities and Staff for Funeral Ceremony at the Funeral Home.$400

Use of Facilities and Staff for Memorial Service at the Funeral Home. .$400

*If other church or chapel is used for service there may be some donation required at the church or chapel.

Use of Equipment and Staff for Graveside Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $400

Use of Equipment and Staff for Church Service.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400

Use of Equipment and Staff for Viewing at own or other  Church. . . . . $400

Hearse (within 30 mile radius) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250

beyond this radius we charge                       $4 per mile

Caskets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $600 to $1,895

Alternative Container. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49.88

*A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home

Forwarding of Remains to another Funeral Home. . . . . . . $2,450

Our charge includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; embalming or other preparation of remains, if relevant; and local transportation.

Receiving Remains from another Funeral Home . . . . .  . . .$1,350

Our charge includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; care of remains; transportation of remains to funeral home and to cemetery or crematory.

 

Direct Cremation. .. . . . . . ………………. . . . . . .$950.00 to $999.88 - 200 lbs or less

Our charge for a direct cremation(without ceremony)includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; transportation to crematory; necessary authorizations; and cremation if relevant.

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 container we provide corrugated fiberboard container.

A. Direct cremation with container provided by the purchaser. . . . . . . $950

B. Direct cremation with a fiberboard container. . . .  starting from $999.88

 

*Overweight fee: $200(201 lb.~250 lb.), $400(251 lb.~300 lb.), $600 & up (301 lb ~400 lb), over 300 lb may require special container and cremation process at alternate facility due to weight requirement (air tray).

Immediate Burial. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . $1350 to $2,045

Our charge for an immediate burial (without ceremony) includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; and local transportation to cemetery.

A. Immediate burial with casket provided by purchaser. . . . . . . . . . . .$1,350

B. Immediate burial with casket purchased from us…………..$1950 to $3245

 

Itemized Prices

Casket Selection Range                                                         $600 to $1,895.00

“A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.”

Cremation Urn Range                                                           $20.00 to $1,995.00

Durable Cremated Remains Container(Poly Urn)                                  $20.00

Velvet Urn Bag                                                                                                $15.00

Rental Casket (Insert included)                                                                $600.00

Alternative Container                                                                                   $ 49.88

Oversize Container (300 lbs and up)                                                       $300.00

*A complete list of all caskets will be provided at the funeral home 

Memorial Register Book from:                                                                    $50.00

Color Memorial Folders (50 ct.)                                                                $100.00

Pallbearer Gloves                                                                                     $6.00/pair

Disbursement of Cremated Remains at Sea                                            $150.00

Combination Shipping Unit                                                                      $300.00

Air Tray                                                                                                          $300.00

Crucifix or Cross                                                                                             $30.00

Rosary Beads                                                                                                    $15.00

Casket Spray                                                                                                  $250.00

Standing Spray                                                                                             $200.00

Mailing Fee (Cremains) Domestic                                                             $150.00

Mailing Fee (Death Cert) Domestic                                                            $20.00

Memorial Throw Blanket                                                                             $195.00

Expedited Service for  Cremation                                                             $300.00

Death Certificate/Permit Travel Charge                                                    $50.00

Death Certificate(county fee)                                                                        $21.00

Disposition Permit/ Burial Permit                                                              $12.00

Insurance Assignment Fee                                                                                   6%

Use of Facilities & Care of the Deceased

ID Viewing (15 min limited to 5 people, direct family only )              $300.00

Viewing/Visitation:(4 hour MCF, 2 hour BFL)                                     $400.00

Rosary (MCF Chapel)                                                                                  $400.00

Chapel Service                                                                                              $400.00

Church/Other Service  (Limited to Two Hours)                                    $600.00

Home Viewing                                                                                              $400.00

Memorial Service                                                                                         $400.00

Graveside Service                                                                                         $400.00

Overtime Charge (Saturday)                                                                      $600.00

Overtime Charge (Sunday and Holidays)                                               $800.00

Washing/Disinfecting Unembalmed Remains                                      $300.00

Casketing                                                                                                       $300.00

Removal of pacemaker                                                                                $100.00

Cosmetology                                                                                                  $300.00

Witness Cremation                                                                                      $500.00

Refrigeration of Unembalmed Remains                                               $300/day

Autopsy Fee (Special Handling & Care)*  (This fee also applies to certain tissue donation services)                                                    $245.00 and up

Automotive Services & Equipments

Transportation (local 30miles)                                                                  $250.00

Funeral Coach (local)                                                                                   $250.00

Flower/Utility Van                                                                                       $200.00

Second Attendant (removal)                                                                      $100.00

Off or After Hours Removal Fee                                                                $250.00

Transportation (non-Local) (loaded mile)                                               $4/mile

Transportation to and from LAX Airport                                               $800.00

 

 

 

For more information pertaining to funeral matters, contact:

 

The Department of Consumer Affairs

Cemetery & Funeral Bureau

1625 N. Market Blvd. Suite S-208

Sacramento, CA  95834

(916) 574-7870

 

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield Funeral Home FD1792

3125 19th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 324-4446

McFarland Family Funeral Home FD1679

425 W. Perkins Ave, McFarland, CA 93250

(661) 792-3866

 

CASKET PRICE LIST

These prices are effective as of 05/05/2017.

 

There is no evidence that any casket represented  as having protective features which may include a gasket,  will preserve human remains.

 

Alternative Containers:                                                                          $49.88

Alternative Containers

Corrugated Fiberboard (fiberboard, no lining)                                        

 

Steel Caskets:

 

SENTRY SERIES

SENTRY SILVER 20 gauge steel non-gasketed and silver exterior finish and white crepe interior                                                                                    $995

SENTRY WHITE 20 gauge steel non-gasketed and white exterior finish and pink crepe interior                                                                                             $995

SENTRY ORCHID 20 gauge steel non-gasketed and orchid exterior finish and pink crepe interior                                                                                    $995

SENTRY COPPER 20 gauge steel non-gasketed and copper exterior finish and rosetan crepe interior                                                                               $995

SENTRY BLUE 20 gauge steel non-gasketed and monarch blue exterior finish and blue crepe interior                                                                          $995 

SENTRY BRONZE 20 gauge steel non-gasketed and bronze exterior finish and rosetan crepe interior                                                                                $995

 

JESSUP SERIES

JESSUP SILVER 20 gauge steel non-gasketed and silver-shaded dark gunmetal exterior finish  with white crepe interior                                    $1195                    

JESSUP BLUE 20 gauge steel non-gasketed and monarch blue-shaded silver exterior finish  with blue crepe interior                                             $1195                     

JESSUP COPPER 20 gauge steel non-gasketed and copper-shaded ebony finish with rosetan crepe interior                                                                   $1195                         

JESSUP WHITE 20 gauge steel non-gasketed and white-shaded gold exterior finish with white crepe interior                                                       $1195                                             

JESSUP EBONY 20 gauge steel non-gasketed and ebony-shaded gold exterior finish  with white crepe interior                                                      $1195

 

WINGATE SERIES – Available with Corner Pieces                        

Wingate Silver 20 gauge non-gasketed with silver exterior finish and white crepe interior                                                                                         $1695

Wingate white 20 gauge non-gasketed with star white exterior finish and white crepe interior                                                                                 $1695

Wingate COPPER 20 gauge non-gasketed with copper haze exterior finish and rosetan crepe interior                                                                  $1695

Wingate GOLD 20 gauge non-gasketed with dawn gold exterior finish and rosetan crepe interior                                                                             $1695

 

SPECIALITY CASKETS

The Rosebud Lightweight 20 gauge steel, white shaded pink exterior finish with pink crepe interior, rose cap panel insert with rose corner emblems                                                                                                             $1695

The Ridgeway  Lightweight 20 gauge steel, blue spruce shaded platinum exterior finish with blue crepe interior, blue cap panel insert with Tres Cruces corner emblems                                                                                   $1695                                                                                                    

WOODEN CASKETS

THE ENDICOT – Poplar veneer, gloss dark Cambridge finish, rosetan crepe interior, non-gasketed                                                                          $1895

THE MEREDITH – Poplar Veneer, gloss dark walnut finish, rosetan crepe interior, non-gasketed                                                                                     $1795

RENTAL CASKET

NORWOOD rental casket - solid oak and medium tutone timber shaded exterior finish with rosetone crepe interior (removable cremation insert included)                                                                                                   $600

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING UNITS

COMBINATION SHIPPING UNIT constructed of hardwood base and cardboard upper cover                                                                                      $300

AIR TRAY constructed of hardwood base and cardboard upper cover $300

For more information pertaining to funeral matters,  contact:

 

The Department of Consumer Affairs

Cemetery & Funeral Bureau

1625 N. Market Blvd. Suite S-208

Sacramento, CA  95834

(916) 574-7870

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CFB

Department of Consumer Affairs

Cemetery & Funeral Bureau

 

Consumer Guide to Funeral and Cemetery Purchases

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

Disposition Arrangements • Prices • Embalming • Cremation •Burial • Home Death Care • Coroner Fees • Retail Casket Sellers

DECIDING IN ADVANCE

For A Loved One • For Yourself • Check License Status • Compare Prices And Services • Prearrangement • Prepayment Options

BURIAL

Purchasing Items Elsewhere • Multiple-Depth Graves

CREMATION

Disposition Of Cremated Remains • Scattering

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Death Out Of State • Death Out Of The Country • Donation For Medical PurposesGENERAL PRICE LIST REQUIREMENTS

COMPLAINTS

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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  • The text is not changed or misrepresented.
  • Credit is given to the Department of Consumer Affairs' Cemetery and Funeral Bureau.
  • All copies are distributed free of charge.

 

INTRODUCTION

The death of a loved one is one of the most traumatic experiences any of us will ever have. The California Department of Consumer Affairs' Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has developed this booklet to assist you in making the difficult decisions about funeral and cemetery arrangements for yourself or someone close to you. By asking the right questions, comparing prices and services, and making informed decisions, you can make arrangements that are meaningful to your family and control the costs for you and your survivors.

The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau licenses, regulates, and investigates complaints against California funeral establishments, funeral directors, embalmers, apprentice embalmers, cemetery brokers, cemetery salespersons, cemetery managers, cremated remains disposers, crematories, crematory managers and the nearly 200 fraternal and private cemeteries in the State.

(NOTE: The State does not license cemeteries operated by religious organizations; cities, counties, or cemetery districts; the military; Native American tribal organizations; or other groups. If you don’t know who regulates the cemetery you’re interested in, ask the cemetery manager.)

If you need help with a cemetery or funeral issue, visit the Bureau's Web site at www.cfb.ca.gov or call the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Consumer Information Center at (800) 952-5210 or the Bureau at (916) 574-7870.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

Disposition Arrangements

California law lists those who have the right, duty, and responsibility to make decisions about disposition arrangements after a person's death. They are, in order, as listed in the law:

  • A person, prior to his or her death.
  • The Person Authorized to Direct Disposition (PADD) on a U.S. Department of Defense Record of Emergency Data (DD Form 93) as that form existed on December 31, 2011, or its successor form.
  • An agent under a California power of attorney for health care.
  • The surviving competent spouse or registered domestic partner.
  • The surviving competent adult child or the majority of the surviving competent adult children.
  • The surviving competent parent or parents.
  • The surviving competent adult sibling or the majority of the surviving competent adult siblings.
  • The surviving competent adult or the majority of the surviving competent adults in the next degree of kinship.
  • A conservator of the person appointed under Part 3 (commencing with Section 1800) of Division 4 of the Probate Code when the decedent has sufficient assets.
  • A conservator of the estate appointed under Part 3 (commencing with Section 1800) of Division 4 of the Probate Code when the decedent has sufficient assets.
  • The public administrator when the decedent has sufficient assets.

Details: A person may direct in writing the disposition of his or her remains and specify the funeral goods and services desired. Unless there is a written statement to the contrary that is signed and dated by the person, these directions may not be changed in any material way except as required by law.

The law protects a person's choices after death, providing that:

  1. The written directions are clear and complete; and
  2. Arrangements for payment of final services via trusts, insurance, commitments by others, or any other means have been made which precludes the payment of money by the survivors(s) who might otherwise have the right to control disposition
    • Instead of giving written instructions, a person may give the right and duty of disposition to a PADD (if an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces) or to an agent under a power of attorney for health care or an advance health care directive. This agent will have the full right to act and control the decedent's disposition unless the power of attorney or an advance health care directive limits or removes that right or ceases upon death.
    • In the absence of written instructions, a PADD, an advance health care directive, or power of attorney for health care, the right and duty of disposition moves next to a surviving competent spouse or registered domestic partner. To be considered a registered domestic partner in California, a person must have filed a Declaration of Domestic Partnership with the Secretary of State under Family Law Code section 297.
    • In the absence of the above documents and people, the right and duty of disposition would fall to the surviving competent adult child or the majority of the surviving competent adult children, then the competent parent or parents, then the competent adult sibling or the majority of the surviving competent adult siblings, and then the competent adult or the majority of the surviving competent adults in the next degree of kinship, followed by conservator of person, conservator of estate, or public administrator.

In addition, the law governs issues such as the time in which family members must act, what happens if all members cannot be found or cannot agree on what to do, and who is responsible for the costs of disposition. Be sure to review and understand all the provisions of law when you are considering these choices. The applicable laws and regulations can be found on the Bureau's Web site at www.cfb.ca.gov.

(NOTE: Exceptions may apply in certain situations. You have the right to select a different person to make the decisions about your arrangements, if you wish. You may wish to consult with an attorney about including such instructions in your will or in another written document, such as a power of attorney for health care. Be sure to provide copies of your instructions to family members and keep your own copy in a place that can be easily accessed.)

Prices

Federal law requires funeral establishments to quote prices over the phone and to give you a General Price List (GPL) and a Casket Price List (CPL) when you ask in person about arrangements and prices. If the funeral establishment sells outer burial containers, it must also provide you prices for those containers, either as part of the GPL or on a separate price list. If the funeral establishment has a Web site, it must post the list of funeral goods and services that are required to be included in their GPL, pursuant to federal rule, and include a statement that the GPL is available upon request via a link from the home page, OR include the words "price information" or a similar statement that includes the word "price" with a link to the GPL.

(For more information, see General Price List Requirements.)

When you contract for services with a funeral establishment, the law requires it to give you an itemized statement of your choices, including estimates of any costs that are unknown at the time. The statement must also include charges for outside vendor services arranged by the funeral establishment such as flowers, clergy honoraria, newspaper notices, music, etc. Make sure the statement includes only those items you have selected. If you have chosen a funeral package, the statement should describe all the goods and services that are included. Be sure you have the total dollar amount in writing before you sign the contract.

The law allows a funeral establishment to set a fee for professional services, such as the funeral director's time spent:

  • Helping you plan the funeral;
  • Making arrangements with a cemetery or crematory (or the funeral establishment if the body will be shipped out of the area);
  • Obtaining the death certificate and other required permits;
  • Submitting the obituary and "unallocated overhead," which includes taxes, insurance, advertising, and other business expenses.

The funeral establishment may require you to pay this fee in addition to the specific funeral goods and services you select.

(NOTE: It is illegal for a funeral establishment to charge a handling fee if you wish to use a family-built casket or a casket you purchased elsewhere. However, the casket must meet the cemetery's or crematory's standards and must take into consideration the size of the body. It is also illegal for the funeral establishment to make false claims about the preservative qualities of a casket or to charge contagious disease fees or fees for protective clothing for staff.)

Embalming

The law does not require embalming. However, the person with the right to control disposition must accept or decline embalming by signing a specific form prescribed by the Bureau. Additionally, a funeral establishment must refrigerate an unembalmed body in its possession if burial or cremation does not take place within 24 hours. (See exception under Home Death Care.) As a practical matter, however, you may wish to authorize embalming if there will be a delay before a public viewing. Keep in mind that embalming does not prevent decomposition of a body.

(NOTE: A coroner may require embalming in certain circumstances.)

Cremation

The law does not require the purchase of a casket before cremation.

(A combustible cremation container, typically referred to as an alternative container, is required. See Cremation.)

Burial

The law does not require outer burial containers, commonly known as vaults or grave liners, but cemeteries may require them because they keep the ground from settling after burial. Typically, vaults completely surround the casket in concrete or other material. Grave liners cover only the top and sides. Neither container will prevent the eventual decomposition of human remains.

Natural burial, also referred to as green or eco-friendly burial, is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact, often without a casket or burial container. The body is typically not embalmed and may be encased in biodegradable materials for burial. Talk to cemetery staff if you’re interested in this option.

Home Death Care

The use of a funeral establishment and funeral director is not required by law when preparing a body for disposition. You can arrange for your body, or that of a loved one, to be cared for and prepared for disposition by family and friends at home. If you choose home death care, you must:

  • File a properly completed Certificate of Death, signed by the attending physician or coroner, with the local registrar of births and deaths.
  • Obtain a Permit for Disposition from the local registrar of births and deaths.
  • Provide a casket or other suitable container.
  • Make arrangements directly with the c