“This trend certainly shows no signs of abating. According to the most-recent statistics from the National Funeral Directors Association, about 43 percent of all funerals in the U.S. involved cremation. In addition, Nevada has the most number of cremations than any other state– about 74.2 percent in 2012.
It shouldn’t be a surprise, then, to see neighboring California also following the trend, with even a traditional, family-owned mortuary in Inland Empire, like Inland Memorial Inc., now offering crematory services in addition to burials. Mortuary services know that it’s not just the cost that motivates today’s families to prefer cremations over traditional funerals.”