Modesto, located in the Central Valley of California, is the most populous city in Stanislaus County and its county seat. With a population of approximately 204,000, it is the 18th biggest city in the state.
There are currently four funeral homes in Modesto, all of which are located five miles or closer to the city center.
Modesto has two crematoriums and upwards of seven cemeteries and memorial parks, including Modesto Pioneer Cemetery on Scenic Drive, St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery on Scenic Drive, and Lakewood Memorial Park on Santa Fe Avenue.
Modesto accommodates a wide-ranging diversity of religious beliefs, listing among its places of worship St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Oakdale Road, First United Methodist Church on 16th Street, Congregation Beth Shalom Synagogue on Sherwood Avenue, the Islamic Center of Modesto on North Carpenter Road, and Shree Ram Mandir Temple on Claus Road.
California regulations require that a death is registered at the local registrar within eight days of death and before burial or cremation. Embalming or refrigeration is also necessary if the burial or cremation is not to take place within 24 hours. Burial must take place in an established cemetery, and there are restrictions concerning where ashes may be scattered. All funeral homes in Modesto will be able to advise on these regulations and answer any specific questions you may have.
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