Allen Mortuary offers a variety of services and packages to best accommodate the families we serve. You may combine any of the individual services listed below or choose from one of our existing service packages. All packages include our basic professional service and are easily customized to better suit your family’s needs. For details about packages, please see our pricing link.
Thinking through so many details and coordinating a service are tasks that can become overwhelming in a time of loss. Your arrangement counselors at Allen Mortuary are here to help deal with all the aspects of your loved one’s death and serve as an advisor, an administrator, a supporter and a friend.
When you visit us, the arrangement counselor will guide you through the entire arrangement process, explaining how you can create a memorable personal celebration of your loved one’s life. The arrangement process may include providing information for the official death certificate; scheduling the location, date and time of services or events; selecting a casket, urn or other items, preparing an obituary notice, scheduling transportation, and selecting casket bearers. You may also sign necessary authorizations or make arrangements to have them signed by the appropriate family members.
To assist you and your family in the planning process, Allen Mortuary has prepared guides, offering many of the options available to your family. For more information see the When A Death Occurs page.
You also have the option of getting started on-line if you wish. Click the link below to get to our On-Line arrangement center. Whether you are planning for the future or your need is imminent, here you may fill in as much or as little information you would like sent to our arrangement counselors.
Allen Mortuary has two chapels available to fit your needs. The impressive structure of the Founder’s Chapel gives the Allen Mortuary building its signature crest. The natural finish of the ceiling’s grand wooden planks creates a warm glow and an impressive atmosphere. With a capacity of 250, the Founder’s Chapel is the ideal setting for larger celebrations of life. The more modest Legacy Chapel is available for small services and seats 25.
Within our facility is a convenient hospitality room equipped with tables and chairs, kitchenette with hot and cold beverages, and plenty of window views to enjoy while relaxing and visiting.
If you require a larger meeting place for remembrance and refreshment, Allen Event Center is a beautiful facility adjacent to Allen Mortuary. Please call for details.
Celebration of Life Services
Whether it is a memorial or funeral service, large or small, in the chapel or church, Allen Mortuary is ready to accommodate your needs. We offer several options including chapel, church, graveside, funeral and memorial services as well as public viewings. At Allen Mortuary we serve all faiths and are ready to adapt to your needs.
Allen Mortuary is proud to provide licensed, on-site crematory services. With a growing number of people choosing cremation, Allen Mortuary feels it is important to offer this service directly through our facilities rather than an alternative location for your convenience. We serve all faiths and understand that some families may wish to be present at the time of the cremation of their loved one; please know that you are welcome to do so.
Infant and Child Loss
Allen Mortuary honors its founder by continuing his tradition of compassionate service, and now offers no cost funeral services for infants and children. The loss of a child is truly one of life’s most painful and emotional events. For these heartfelt reasons, Allen Mortuary does not charge for services or merchandise for infants to age 24 months. Further, for children over 24 months through age 12, there is no charge for preparation and funeral services (charges are for casket and other merchandise only).
With so many details to be attended to at a time of loss, organizing transportation can be a rather strenuous task. Allen Mortuary offers limousine services for family and casket bearers*. In addition, we will transfer flowers from our facilities to the location of your remembrance event, and then to your home or another location should you desire.
Allen Mortuary also provides a full range of transportation services if your loved one lived out of the area. These services include airport and world-wide transfers, if necessary.
* Limousine services for family and casket bearers is provided free of charge to the following local cemeteries: Turlock Memorial Park, Lakewood Memorial Park, Denair Cemetery, Hilmar Cemeteries, Ceres Cemetery, Acacia Memorial Park, St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, Modesto Pioneer Cemetery, Sunnyside Cemetery, Hills Ferry Cemetery, San Joaquin National Cemetery, Winton Cemetery, Los Banos Cemetery District, Patterson Cemetery District, St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Oakdale Cemeteries, and Burwood Cemetery.
Life Tribute DVD
We will be happy to prepare a Life Tribute DVD for your loved one, if so desired. You provide the pictures and accompanying text, and we will do the rest — saving you time and effort.
We carry a variety of merchandise from caskets and urns to the fine touches like memorial folders, acknowledgment cards and registry books. These can help make the celebration of your loved one’s life a lasting one.
Caskets are available in a wide range of materials and prices from the humble to the exquisite. The experienced and professional staff at Allen Mortuary is always on hand to provide product knowledge and to help you select the right casket for your loved one based on preferences and needs.
We partner with Batesville Casket Co., who has a century-old tradition of delivering the highest quality products, innovative technologies and proven solutions to support the evolving needs of families.
Urns, Keepsake Urns and Memorial Jewelry
For those choosing cremation as an alternative to traditional burials Allen Mortuary provides licensed, on-site cremation services and many varieties of urns available to fulfill your loved one’s wishes.
There are several options to consider when choosing the most appropriate urn for your loved one’s cremains. Traditionally, urns can be made of various materials including wood, metal and composite materials. Some families wish to scatter their loved one’s cremains in a meaningful way and some may choose to preserve them in a permanent container. We offer several solutions depending on the family’s decision. Click here to view a sampling of urns available for purchase.
Should your loved one choose to give several family members a portion of their cremains, we offer keepsake urns. Keepsake urns are smaller and designed to hold only a portion of the cremains for this specific purpose. As with traditional urns, keepsake urns are available in a variety of materials and designs.
For the convenience of your family and friends Allen Mortuary has partnered with Dean Floral to offer a wide variety of floral and gift services. Dean Floral has served the community since 1957 and we admire their longstanding commitment to excellent customer service. Working in partnership with them, all of your floral needs can be handled within the convenience of our arrangement rooms. Also for those who live near or far, wreaths, bouquets, sprays, plants and more can be ordered directly from our website.
Headstones, Markers and Monuments
Our Allen Mortuary Counselors are able to help you design a personalized marker stone for your loved one’s grave. Whether you want a small, basic memorial or an upright monument complete with pictures, matching vases, or personalized images to honor your loved one, we can help you with the design, production, and placement in the cemetery of your choice. Our compassionate staff will show you examples and guide you through the process with the same thoughtful care you’ve come to expect from Allen Mortuary staff.
Memorial Jewelry allows the option of being memorialized close to the hearts of family and dear friends. Often formed as pendants in various shapes and sizes, memorial jewelry captures the sentiment, emotion and ever lasting love we hold for those who have passed. Some pendants hold a very small portion of the cremains but look like any other piece of jewelry, while others can be personalized with the finger or thumbprint of a loved one.
Ornament Exchange 2019
Each year with your help, we donate a pre-decorated Christmas tree to Jessica’s House – a grief support program for children and their families. We invite our families to bring in one ornament to be donated in exchange for a personalized ornament (see this year’s selection below–supplies limited) with your deceased loved one’s name and dates. As an added convenience, you may call in your order and arrange a date & time you’d like to pick it up. The ornament exchange will run from Nov. 11 – Dec. 16, 2019.