The construction of a 196 niche cremains columbaria pavilion has now been
completed adjacent to the Central Garden in the North section of the
The Tranquility Columbaria Pavilion consists of 4 free-standing polished granite
columbaria units with walkways around the columbaria and with courtyard
arrangements between the columbaria, utilizing exposed aggregate walkways
and benches. The columbaria are located on both sides of the sidewalk leading
North from the Central Garden. When these columbaria are filled, the pavilion
with be replicated along this sidewalk and that process repeated until the
expanse of columbaria courtyards reaches the north drive in Section I. This will
ensure that adequate columbaria facilities are available for many decades to
This now offers families three options in the case of cremains.:
1. The cremains can be placed in one of the columbaria niches. In this
case, the cost of the niche includes opening and closing costs and the
engraving of name and date information on the polished granite face of the
2. The cremains can be scattered in the Scattering Garden area located in
the Central Garden. The cost of this scattering option includes the cost of
name and date engraving on the polished granite Scattering Garden
Monument that is in place along the walkway.
3. The cremains can be buried underground in a regular burial lot, utilizing
an approved burial vault. The costs associated with this approach include the
cost of the burial lot and the vault, opening and closing costs, and the cost of a
stand-alone monument and its foundation.
Each of these options offers appropriate, secure and attractive surroundings
for cremains at Union Chapel Cemetery..