Tempe, named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece, in Maricopa County, is a city in Arizona. It is situated in the East Valley zone of Phoenix, and it currently has a population of around 168,000.
There are now 26 funeral homes in Tempe offering a good deal of choice for residents. Three of the funeral homes in Tempe are within five miles of the center of the city.
Tempe has four crematoriums and four cemeteries, both historic and operational, including Double Butte Cemetery, founded in 1888, on Broadway Road, Twin Buttes Cemetery on 55th Street, and Guadalupe Cemetery on Fremont Drive.
Tempe has many places of worship, among which are the Holy Spirit Catholic Church on East Libra Drive, Arizona Community Church on South Rural Road, Temple Emanuel on South Rural Road, and the Islamic Community Center of Tempe on East 6th Street.
According to Arizona state law, a death certificate must be presented to the local registrar no later than seven days after the death. Embalming is necessary if the burial or cremation will not to happen within 24 hours after death. The cemetery’s location should be filed at the recorder’s office before burial. There are no particular laws in the state regulating where ashes may be spread.
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