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California Pre-Planning Checklist

Published: May 8, 2018

So, you’re thinking about making your final arrangements? This checklist will help you make sure every detail is handled properly.

  • Make sure all your financials are in place
  • Prepare a list of people who should be contacted in case of a medical emergency or death
  • Write an obituary or write down information needed for an obituary
  • Decide where the obituary should appear
  • Choose the type of disposition you would like (burial or cremation)
  • Choose Your Details:
    o    Location of Cemetery Lot
    o    Casket type/Cremation urn type
    o    Vault/Sectional crypt
    o    What Kind of service: religious, military, other
    o    Arrange pallbearers
    o   Select Music
    o    Your flowers
    o    Readings at service and who will read them
    o    The charity, church, or organization you would like donations to be made to
    o    Your funeral and visitation location

Now that you’ve figured out the details, it’s time to make sure they’re carried out. Take the time to assign responsibility for each task on your list.

 
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