Utah Funeral and Burial Preplanning or Funeral Trusts


Find a Council Member Providing Funeral and Burial Pre-Planning or Funeral Trusts

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Funeral Pre-Planning and Funeral Trusts

Northern Utah
Davis, Morgan, Weber, Box Elder and Cache Counties
You can reach us at:
(801) 399-5613
Paul J. Rios

Paul J. Rios

Family Service Counselor

With arrangements made in advance, bereaving loved ones will experience relief of the burdens in making decisions at a difficult time. What happens if you are away from home at death? I provide information and education on services available that will protect you if death should occur 100 miles or more from your home, relieving the burden on grieving loved ones. Please call me to answer your questions about making prearrangement's and to obtain a FREE Personal Wishes Organizer. There is no obligation, I provide FREE consultations.

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Salt Lake Area
Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele Counties

Although this area is temporarily without a member to assist you we can still help you with any concerns you may have. We can also put you in contact with various elder care services in the Salt Lake Area. Click here to Request Assistance from the Utah Eldercare Planning Council.

Utah County / Central Utah
Utah, Wasatch, Sanpete, Juab and Sevier Counties

Although this area is temporarily without a member to assist you we can still help you with any concerns you may have. We can also put you in contact with various elder care services in Utah County / Central Utah. Click here to Request Assistance from the Utah Eldercare Planning Council.

Southern Utah
Washington, Iron and Kane Counties

Although this area is temporarily without a member to assist you we can still help you with any concerns you may have. We can also put you in contact with various elder care services in Southern Utah. Click here to Request Assistance from the Utah Eldercare Planning Council.

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About Funeral Pre-Planning and Funeral Trusts

    One way to plan a funeral in advance is to sign a formal contract called a "preneed funeral plan", where money is held in a trust, in an escrow account or paid through an insurance policy. Parts of or all of the funeral service and burial are designed in advance and prefunded in advance.

    This type of planning has become very popular in recent years. A survey conducted by the AARP in 1999, found that two out of five people over age 50 had been approached to pre-purchase funerals and burial goods and services. An AARP survey in 1998 indicates that 32% of all Americans over age 50, roughly 21 million people, have prepaid some or all of their funeral and or burial expenses (but not necessarily through a formal preneed plan).

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