916 E. Divisadero | Fresno, CA 93721 | Tel: 1-559-486-7777
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Frequent Questions

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  • Bring in the following information for the DEATH CERTIFICATE:
    • Birth Date
    • Birthplace - City and State
    • Name of Surviving Spouse - First, Middle, and Last (If wife, Maiden name is needed)
    • Father's Name (First, Middle and Last) & State of Birth
    • Mother's Name (First, Middle and Maiden) & State of Birth
    • Social Security Number
    • Veteran's DD-214 (Honorable Discharge Papers)
    • Education
    • Marital Status
    • Name, address, and phone number of the attending physician
  • Bring in the name and phone number of your CLERGY / CHURCH.  We can then coordinate with them the date and time of service.
  • Bring in the name, address, and phone number of the CEMETERY. We can then coordinate the date and time of service with them.
  • We will assist you in determining the number of CERTIFIED COPIES of the death certificates you will need and we will order them for you.
  • Make a list of SURVIVING RELATIVES (Spouse, Children & spouses, Grandchildren & spouses, Parents, Brothers & Sisters and spouses.  We will list these on our Website.
  • Bring in 15 to 25 PICTURES of the Deceased throughout their life.  We require that the deceased has to be in each picture.  These pictures will be used in the Memorial Book, Memorial Folders and on our Website.
  • We can list "REMEMBRANCES TO BE SENT" in the free obituary and on our website. Remembrances may be made to your church, the hospice, a charity, etc. - for each one, please bring in the Name, Mailing Address (including ZIP), and Phone Number.

"A funeral need not be costly to be psychologically or emotionally beneficial."

- Joseph Johnson, owner

      There are only two suggestions, which we have, to make a funeral psychologically and emotionally beneficial.  The cost of the funeral has nothing to do with it (it doesn't matter if you buy the least expensive or the most expensive casket).  The two suggestions are:

     NUMBER ONE:  We suggest having a time of PRIVATE VISITATION for the immediate family; this does not have to be for everybody, but for the immediate family, so that in your subconscious minds you can put their loved one to rest and go on with their lives.  When you see your deceased loved one lying in a hospital bed, in your subconscious mind you think, "The doctor's will get them better."  But, when you see them lying in state in a casket, it solidifies their death like nothing else and allows your subconscious mind to put them to rest.

     NUMBER TWO:  We suggest that you have a FINAL RESTING PLACE for the deceased (that they not be buried or scattered at sea) where the surviving relatives can go and say:  "This is where my father (mother, spouse, etc.) is."  In our physical world where everything is so very tangible, it is important to have something physical to hold on to, even though it might seem so remotely small.

     As long as a family adheres to the above two suggestions, usually time will take care of the rest. Remember, a funeral does not have to be costly to be psychologically and emotionally beneficial. 


     Funerals fill an important role for those mourning the loss of a loved one.  A funeral provides the family and friends a place to share thoughts and feelings about the deceased. You can have a full funeral service even for those choosing cremation.  Funerals are the first step in the healing process.  Overcoming the pain is never easy, but a meaningful funeral or celebration of life will help.
Embalming is the temporary preservation of the deceased.  We require embalming if the family wants a visitation or a funeral service with an open casket.
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.

Our prices are approximately half the cost of the other funeral homes.

The average basic service fee through the other funeral homes is over $2,000.  Through Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home, the basic service fee is $200.

Everything on our General Price List is itemized which is very important, because if you do not use something, why should you have to pay for it.

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