Designing Your Memorial
There are few decisions in life as personal as deciding where you wish to be
permanently memorialized. After all, it is a decision that extends into the
lifetimes of your children and grandchildren – where do you wish them to
go to honor your memory and share their emotions?
The experienced staff of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home can help you arrive at the perfect decision
for you, and your family. We would be honored to guide you through the cemetery grounds, explore
your perspectives, and make suggestions. Ultimately, the decision is in your hands; but our expertise
can certainly guide you.
Sometimes one family member wants to be buried and another wishes to be cremated, yet they
want to be together. Because we know this to be a common wish, Bryan-Braker Funeral Home
makes it simple for families. Our staff will help you arrange for a common burial of both loved ones
in the same plot. Call Bryan-Braker Funeral Home at (707) 425-4697, or send us an email inquiry
today to discuss your options.
There are many colors and memorial designs to
We have our own in-house artist, so we can also take your
ideas to assist you in creating a custom personalized
The Bronze markers have come a long way in the last few years.
You can submit full color photographs and our designers will
work with you to create a tribute as unique as the life it
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request,
at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker
for deceased eligible Veteran in any cemetery around the world,
regardless of their date of death.
Flat markers in granite, marble, and bronze and upright headstones in granite and marble are available.
Bronze niche markers are also available to mark columbaria used for inurnment of cremated remains.
The style chosen must be permitted by the officials in charge of the private cemetery where it will
Bryan-Braker can provide you with an
accurate quote, there are 4 main decisions that need
to be made and Bryan-Braker can help you with all cemetery requirements.
1. What Type of Granite Memorial?
- Flat marker, upright monument, pillow, bench, slant, or monubench?
- The type of memorial WILL be determined by cemetery requirements
2. What Size of Granite Memorial?
- Are there cemetery (or space) requirements regarding length, width or height?
- Are you looking for a monument for one person or will there be other names on this memorial?
- Will this memorial cover just one grave or more than one grave?
3. What Type of Material and if Granite What Color?
- We offer many types of granite from around the world
4. What kind of Design or Photos do you want to include?
- The name, dates, text, and pictures that make the memorial unique
Designing A Memorial:
If you have an idea of how you want
the finished stone to look or know what you want on it, call, email
a description, or send us a drawn pictures by your hand. We will use this to create a full color drawing
that we can e-mail back to you.
For those who aren’t sure how you
want the marker/monument to look, come to our office to browse
through our books or visit local cemeteries to get inspiration. You may find something in the cemetery
that looks right for you. If so, take a photo to email or bring it into our office.
We can even duplicate an existing
memorial if there is one you would like to match. If this is the case,
let us know so we can get a rubbing of the stone to give to our designers.
Getting a Quote:
Once we know the size, type of material, amount of polished surfaces and the shape and type of design
you want we will send you a proof and quote of the memorial.