Escondido, in San Diego County, California, has an estimated population in excess of 150,000. There are currently three funeral homes in Escondido, all of which are to be found within five miles of the city center.
There are several crematoriums in the city, and it has four cemeteries and memorial gardens, including Oak Hill Memorial Park on Glenridge Road and San Marcos Cemetery on Mulberry Drive.
Notable places of worship in the area include Resurrection Catholic Church on Conway Drive, St Mary Catholic Church on South Broadway, Trinity Episcopal Church on Chestnut Street, and Temple Adat Shalom on Pomerado Road.
Many of the funeral homes in Escondido will be able to provide you with information concerning the regulations in California governing funeral arrangements. A death certificate is required to be presented to the local registrar within eight days of death. If the burial or cremation does not to take place within 24 hours then embalming or refrigeration will be required. Burials should always take place in an established cemetery.
There are some strict restrictions concerning where ashes may be scattered; however where there is no local prohibition you are free to do so, as long as you act responsibly and do not inconvenience others.
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