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National Cremation Service Riverside, CA

Online Direct Cremation Services

Our affordable plans have helped 100,000’s of Americans during one of life’s most challenging moments. We are proud to serve in California and to offer our families options to pre arrange with us. California residents can now make arrangements from the privacy of their home. Our simple 4 step process makes it easy to plan ahead. If at any point you have questions or would like to speak with one of our licensed funeral directors, just call our local office. We are here to help.

    • Make arrangements on your schedule, at your convenience
    • Affordable all-inclusive packages, no hidden fees
    • 30 day money back guarantee

We have served families for over 40 years, we are here to serve future generations.

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About National Cremation Service Riverside, CA

National Cremation Service Riverside, CA
10068 – 70 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 438-8442
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National Cremation is one of the oldest and largest providers of affordable cremation services in the nation. Cremation is our specialty. Cremation arrangements can be as unique and personal as the lives they represent and the lives they continue to touch. Because we understand that the death of someone you love is one of the most difficult and emotional times of your life, we have simplified our process to allow you to make cremation arrangements that fit your needs.

At some point in our lives we all experience a loss. Whether it is the first time you are in this difficult place or you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of doing it again, we are here to help. It is our honor to guide and assist you through the process. We handle the cremation, associated paperwork, and transportation, with dignity and respect for each individual.

National Cremation Service located in Riverside services the Inland Empire and surrounding areas.

  • Arrangements available at the time of loss
  • Advanced Planning with a licensed Pre-planning Specialist
  • Arrangements in the convenience of your home, or in our office
  • Veterans Assistance
  • Professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable staff

You can count on our dedication to the highest of standards and professional service to ensure each individual is treated with dignity and respect in all phases of the cremation process. Because this is our mission, you can rest assured that we adhere to a strict code of practice to meet or exceed all applicable state laws. Whether you have an immediate need due to the death of a loved one or you are preplanning for a future need, our caring team is available right now to answer your questions.


National Cremation Service located in Riverside has earned the Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty from JD Powers for three consecutive years.

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Contact the Riverside office at (951) 438-8442 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474.

Services Offered at National Cremation Service located in Riverside

Direct Cremation

Included in our direct cremation are:

  • Services of our funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of decedent from place of death into our climate controlled care center up to 50 miles
  • Crematory fee
  • Alternative container
  • Minimal Urn
  • Filing of all necessary paperwork including; death certificate, permit, and social security notification

Additional Services Offered:

  • Scatter at sea by funeral home agent
  • Limited private family identification viewing
  • Delivery of Cremains to a local cemetery
  • Mailing of Cremains with priority express delivery

Urns, Keepsakes, and Jewelry:

  • Full size decorative urns
  • Small Keepsakes
  • Jewelry pieces that hold cremains
  • Thumbprint jewelry pieces
  • Scattering Urns
  • Flag Cases
  • Memory Portraits

Printed Materials:

We can assist you with printed materials if you are having a private ceremony or memorial service at your home or place of worship. We offer:

  • Memorial Packages
  • Memorial folders or Prayer cards
  • Register Books
  • Bookmarks

Advance Planning

To be straightforward and to the point, the death of someone is usually overwhelming to the survivors, and the fewer decisions they have to make, the better. It’s not strange or morbid to write down your wishes in advance. In many cases it’s the difference between having your wishes honored or not. Planning now protects your loved ones later. Preplanning also locks in today’s price for future service. Our preplanning professionals can meet with you in the privacy of your home to discuss services, prices, and payment options.

For more information about our services, please contact the Riverside office at (951) 438-8442 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474..

Assistance in Veterans Benefits and National Cemeteries

Our Veteran’s Plan includes a complete cremation service plus:

  • Graveside service at RNC
  • Sheet Copper Urn with Medallion for branch of service
  • Flag Case in choice of Oak or Walnut
  • United States Flag
  • Military Honors
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate
  • Special discount for veterans

Arrangements can also be made for the non-veteran spouse for burial and service at Riverside National Cemetery without military honors, flag, and medallion.

Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, CA 92518
(951) 653-8417

For more information on planning a veteran cremation, please call the Riverside office at (951) 438-8442 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474..

What do I do when a death occurs?

  1. A call to National Cremation Service at (951) 438-8442 is all that is needed to start the process.
  2. We will dispatch our professionally trained, compassionate personnel to transport your loved one from the place of death to our climate controlled care center.
  3. We will then coordinate the necessary paperwork with next of kin that is required for us to complete the cremation
  4. We will communicate with the doctor or medical examiner to obtain the cause of death so that we may file for death certificates and permit for disposition from the county. (Please click on the Certified Death Certificate link below to print the form that can be completed at home with all of the information that will be necessary for us to complete a death certificate).
  5. Once all of the required documents are complete we can proceed with the cremation.
  6. Cremated remains are usually available to be picked up at our office the day after cremation. If we are shipping the cremated remains, please allow an additional 1-2 days.

Arrangements can be made in our office, or if you prefer, we can complete the necessary paperwork via telephone and email or fax.

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Grief Support

Donate Life

Financial Assistance When A Child Passes Away

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