Bearing One Another's Burdens Since 1901

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lynden Burial Society 

 

  Society Information

Introduction
Benefits
How it works
How to Join
Enrollment Pricing

Our Funeral Plan

A comparison of what's covered, what's not, and with which funeral homes we contract

Brochures & Forms
Writing an Obituary
When Death Occurs - A List
Burial Society Card History

Governing Board Members

Contact Information

Constitution / Bylaws

 

 General Information 

Funeral Homes
Local Cemeteries
What. Co. Cemetery Listing
What. Co. Cemetery Map
Local Support Groups
Veterans/Military
Personal Info Worksheet
Final Days
5 Truths of Grief 
Organ / Body Donation
About Cremation
Choosing a Cemetery

 

 For Survivors 

Social Security Survivors
Veterans Benefits

 

Related Websites

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~ What's Included in our Plan ~

The Lynden Burial Society contracts with both local funeral homes for a traditional funeral package.  Representing nearly 300 families and 600 members, we have the ability to negotiate a completely adequate and yet, a very affordably priced funeral plan.  Presently our funeral plan costs the society a very competitive $3250 (much, much  lower than current funeral industry average). 

The LBS contracted Funeral Plans:

 

Moles Good Steward Funerals-Lynden

Gillies Funeral Home

 

Traditional

Cremation ($3100)

$150 credit towards other funeral options

Traditional

Cremation

All basic services of funeral home (transferring of deceased, sheltering of remains in temp. controlled facility, meeting with family, processing state paperwork, drafting obituaries, coordination with veterans, insurance, cemetery, etc.)

 

 

 

Included

 

 

 

Included

 

 

 

Included

 

 

 

Included, adjusted to needs of families choosing cremation

 

Casket

Cloth-Covered Fiberboard suitable for viewing

Cloth-Covered Fiberboard suitable for viewing

Cloth-Covered Fiberboard

Cloth-Covered Fiberboard

 

Casket - credit towards another casket if casket in plan is not chosen

 

$375 credit

$350 credit toward pre-cremation viewing casket, or for other cremation casket or tray

 

$375 credit

$375 credit toward another cremation casket, or for cremation tray and urn

 

Cremation Urn

 

 

N/A

Included

(Alt. Min. Container)

$50 credit toward other urn of choice

 

N/A

 

See Above

 

 

 

Public or private viewing for up to five hours

 

 

Included

Larger viewing/chapel facilities also available for use in Bellingham

 

Included

Larger viewing/chapel facilities also available for use in Bellingham

Included

weekdays

daytime only

(after 5:00 weekdays, anytime Sat/Sun/ Holidays - $65.00 per hour)

Included

weekdays

daytime only

(after 5:00 weekdays, anytime Sat/Sun/ Holidays - $65.00 per hour)

Overtime charge for Saturday Service

 

$225 minimum

 

$225 minimum

 

$225.00

 

$225.00

Directing of church, complete graveside or other ceremony

Included

(within 30 mi radius)

Included

(within 30 mi radius)

Included

(within 35 mi radius)

Included

(within 35 mi radius)

User of Funeral Coach on day of service

 

Included

 

As Requested

 

Included

 

N/A

Service Vehicle for transport of flowers, equipment and personnel

 

Included

 

 

Included

 

Included

 

Included

Cemetery - Committal and Processional

 

Included

(within 30 mi radius)

Included

(within 30 mi radius)

Included

(within 35 mi radius)

Included if desired (within 35 mi radius)

Cemetery – Coordination of Monumenta- preparation (opening and closing of grave plus basic liner- costs $850)

 

Partial Coverage

($560)

 

Partial Coverage

($100)

 

Partial Coverage ($560.00)

 

N/A

Cemetery - If Monumenta is not the cemetery of choice, credit towards any other cemetery

 

$560 credit

 

$100 Credit

 

$560.00 credit

N/A

(credit can be used to offset cost of cremation)

Cremation Urn Inurnment

N/A

Included

N/A

Included

Cemetery-temporary metal grave marker until a final marker is installed

 

Included as needed

 

Included as needed

 

Included as needed

 

Included as needed

Procure Veteran’s Flag, coordinate Military Honors Presentation*

( if applicable)

 

Included

As needed

 

 

Included

As needed

 

Included

As needed

 

Included

As needed

Lynden Burial Society Member discount for any other services or items, excluding courtesy prepayments like obituary charges, honorariums to musicians, pastors etc.)

 

 

5% discount

 

 

5% discount

 

 

None

 

 

None

                

                

Rev.1/2017

**Present funeral agreements pay funeral homes a maximum amount of $3250  for basic funeral costs.   If funeral options selected are beyond what the plan covers,  then families  are responsible for the difference (see options and pricing below).

**Cremations are often perceived as less expensive; however, the LBS plan reflects the services offered similar to traditional burial, which is cost equivalent, thus the same benefit from LBS

 

Below are suggested guidelines if a family chooses options beyond the Lynden Burial Society plan  and general guidelines of what families could expect to pay for these options.  These are not included because of the varying personal preferences of each individual family:

 

Memorial Guestbook 

$35-$75

Memorial Folders

$95-$225

Flower Options

     Casket Arrangement

     1-2 Arrangements mounted on stands

     Single stem flowers for family at cemetery committal

     Casket Bearer Boutonnieres

 

$175+

$75-$150 each

$25-$100

$60-$100

Newspaper Obituaries

$85-$400

WA State Death Cert. Certified copies ( $20 each)

$60-$120

Honorariums for Pastor(s)

$100-$250

Honorariums for musician(s)

$75-$250

Special Memorial considerations:

     Special ceremony such as Dove release, etc.

     Memorial DVD

     Extra copies – Memorial DVD

     Videotaping of Service

     *Honors Presentation for American Legion

 

$150+

$100-$200

$10 each

$300 +

$50+

WA State Sales Tax on merchandise

$100-$200

                                                                       

*Always check our website for the latest plan details/changes etc. at lyndenburial.99k.org

                           

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A Non-Profit Organization Devoted to the Sharing of Funeral Expenses

 

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