Frequently Asked Questions
The following are some of the most frequently asked questions. We also have funeral directors who can answer any other questions. Our phone line is answered 24/7.
How much do funerals or cremations cost?
Funeral costs will vary depending on which options are selected including celebration of life services, caskets, natural burial, live streaming video, etc.
Our General Price List can be viewed (link) and a funeral director can help discuss options with you. A basic cremation starts at $825.00 (Simple Direct Cremation).
How long has Virgil T Golden Funeral Services been in business?
Since 1949, Golden's has upheld the ideals of its founders and continues to be at the forefront of the funeral service industry. With the recent remodeling of our building, Golden's now offers full cremation service, being one of the few funeral homes in the Willamette Valley with the newest, state-of-the-art crematorium. Oakleaf Crematory, located in the same building was licensed and opened in December 1999. This provides us with the ability to maintain complete control of the cremation process.
What Types of Services Do You Offer ?
We are a full service funeral home. Our professional basic services of funeral director and staff includes, but is not limited to: personnel to respond to initial request for service; arrangement conference with family or responsible parties; acquire vital statistical information necessary for authorizations and permits; arrangements of final disposition and/or funeral ceremony; placement of obituary notice in local paper; shelter of remains, coordination with those providing other portions of service such as clergy, musicians, cemetery, crematory, vault companies, airlines, etc. This fee also includes a proportionate share of our basic overhead expenses such as professional licensing, legal and accounting fees, insurance, building and utility expenses, parking lot and grounds maintenance, equipment, furnishings, inventory costs, record keeping, secretarial and administrative expenses. Other services include embalming or refrigeration, preparation of the body, helping with selection of vaults, caskets, urns, memorial gifts and other items, planning a celebration of life service, use of facilities and transportation, coordinating veterans benefits and national cemetery options.
Do You Help with Obituaries?
Although we do not write the actual obituary, we will publish it on our website at no charge for 18 months. Here is a link to our obituary page to see actual postings and wording for ideas on writing an obituary for your loved one. (Obituary page link)
What Types of Reviews Do You Have ?
We typically have had many 5 star reviews for our services over the years. Here's a link to some reviews pages: