Family Mortuary Works With Mexican Consulate to Ship Loved Ones to Mexico
Mexican Consulate Honors Family Mortuary Employee for Work with Latino Community
SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 – For 19-year-old Giovanni Lopez* from Santa Ana, losing his stepmother was an unexpected tragedy. Recently married and already caring for his younger brother, gathering the information to fulfill his stepmother’s dying wish to be buried in her native country was overwhelming for Lopez. Wanting to ensure a smooth process to allow his family to grieve, Lopez sought support from Family Mortuary in Santa Ana. Several days later, Lopez’s stepmother arrived safely in Mexico, thanks to the experts at Family Mortuary who worked with the Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana to compile the documents to meet all legal requirements for shipping a deceased loved one to another country.
For more than 17 years, Family Mortuary in Santa Ana has served Orange County families from a variety of cultures and religions. Along with its parent company Fairhaven Memorial Park, Family Mortuary continues the long tradition of providing customized funeral plans both at the time of need and through advanced planning.
“The added stress of shipping a loved one out of the country further complicates the process due to the many legal requirements and documents that are needed,” said Omar Gallarzo, vice president of Family Mortuary. “At Family Mortuary, we understand that the death of a loved one is never easy and we hope to help more families in their time of need so that they can heal and honor their loved one.”
As part of its extensive list of services, Family Mortuary specializes in international funeral shipping. In addition to assisting families in coordinating all aspects of transportation, Family Mortuary works with each consulate – from Mexico, Central and South America to the Philippines – to obtain all the necessary documentation required for shipment. If a language barrier exists, Family Mortuary helps translate and notarize documents, to make the process and transition as smooth as possible for each family it serves.
Lopez was grateful that he was able to fulfill his stepmother’s dying wish and appreciative of Family Mortuary for making the process of working with the Consulate so easy.
Additionally, Family Mortuary’s Public Relations Coordinator, Erika Rodriguez, was recognized by the Mexican Consulate at Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County’s (AAOC) Latino Caregiver Recognition Day for her work with AAOC and the Latino community.
About Family Mortuary
Located in Santa Ana, Family Mortuary offers funeral services to families from a wide range of cultures, religions and backgrounds. Dedicated to providing the community with custom funeral home services, Family Mortuary provides funeral, cremation and burial services both at the time of need and through advanced planning, maintaining its steadfast commitment to care and compassion. Family Mortuary works with various consulates and embassies to transport deceased loved ones to foreign countries and can navigate through many customs, cultures and airline regulations. At Family Mortuary, each situation is handled professionally, offering families peace of mind during their difficult time.
About Fairhaven Memorial Park
Founded in 1911 by Oliver Halsell to provide a peaceful and comforting place for families to honor their loved ones, Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary is Orange County’s most beautiful independently owned and operated full-service mortuary, crematory and cemetery. With the memorial park and mortuary in Central Orange County and an elegantly appointed mortuary in South Orange County, Fairhaven provides funeral, cremation and burial services both at the time of need and through advanced planning, maintaining its steadfast commitment to care and compassion. Fairhaven is dedicated to celebrating the individual, providing services that are as unique and wide-ranging as the people they celebrate. Additional information is available at www.fairhavenmemorial.com. Connect with Fairhaven on Facebook and Twitter.
*name was changed to protect family’s confidentiality
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