top of page

We are a non-profit advocating the
 right to choose meaningful, affordable

after-death arrangements. 

"First Call Pickup" Caution

When calling funeral homes for prices DO NOT give them the name of the deceased and/or be too specific about the location of a body UNTIL you are ready to hire them ("ready to hire" means you have received a general price list (GPL) from three funeral homes, compared them and THEN chosen one). A GPL can be acquired in-person, by email or text!! But try to print it out as there can be fine detail that raises a price, making it hard to compare.


In March 2023 we heard from a family whose father was basically stolen by a mortuary which claimed it had permission to pick up the body (on a Sunday, the day BEFORE the family was scheduled to meet with them for "an arrangement conference"). However the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, UT record showed that the family had "not yet decided" which funeral home to use AND that the body would be sent to "the Medical Examiners Office". However the hospital morgue record shows the body was "released to the mortuary" instead!

The Problem:

-There is nothing in the Utah Funeral Licensure Rules that stipulates proper protocol for pick up of a body.

-Hospitals DO have protocols for release of a body, but they DON'T openly share that protocol. (It is our suspicion that most hospital protocols exclude mention of a procedure for anyone picking up the body but funeral directors or medical examiners, which means you are dealing with uninformed, untrained staff.)

Be on the Offense (there are only false reasons to rush):
-Use our mortuary price comparison surveys to
 compare prices at a glance

 -Refuse to tell a mortuary the deceased's name or specific location until you feel good about the prices of one.

NOTE: You can still switch funeral homes, if you don't like the final "Statement of Goods & Services" you've chosen, even after they remove the body. Of course you have to pay for the goods and services already rendered, but you can take over, or switch funeral homes.

                                                     All Are Equal In The Grave


Compare Mortuary Prices 
2023 Northern Utah Prices
2018 Salt Lake County Prices
2021 Utah County & East Prices
2023 Southern Utah Prices



We Offer You

OBJECTIVITY - Knowledgeable volunteers who are not in the business of selling funeral services

DIGNITY - Dignified alternatives to excessive funeral displays

CONFIDENCE - full knowledge of your rights and options.

SECURITY - Pre-planning without the risks of prepayment

PEACE OF MIND - Encouragement to discuss with family or friends while you are still healthy

CARING - A way to spare your family the stress of misunderstandings and regret.

KNOWLEDGE -You aren't scared into buying things you don't want or need.

SAVINGS - Get more for your dollar because of our at-a-glance price comparison.

PHILANTHROPY -You make this website available to all in need.

MEMBERSHIP-You are part of a nationwide network. Your membership is honored by other affiliates nationwide. 

EMPOWERMENT - We spring to action if a Bill is proposed that could erode or enhance your right to choose simple and affordable arrangements.

Doante Button
  • Facebook Classic
bottom of page