California Veteran Burial Benefits

Understanding your California veteran burial benefits can be confusing. Navigating veteran funeral benefits requires clarity and understanding. In this guide, we address the frequently asked questions surrounding veteran funeral benefits in California, offering insights, explanations, and resources to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans with dignity and respect. We hope this guide simplifies […]

Understanding Latter-Day Saints Funerals

Latter-Day Saints Funerals

Attending a funeral can be an emotionally challenging experience, no matter the religion or culture. It’s a time when friends and family come together to remember and honor the life of a loved one who has passed away. For those who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Latter-Day Saints), […]

From Gamby Mortuary to Coastal Funeral Center

historical exterior building of coastal funeral center next to current building exterior

Coastal Funeral Center continues the Gamby legacy by embracing the Lomita and South Bay community.  The Gamby Footprint After striking oil in 1923, Lomita became a thriving farm town ripe with fruit trees, egg farms, and cattle ranches. Known as the “Celery Capital of the World,” Lomita was home to a number of family-run businesses […]

Navigating Filipino Funeral Traditions

Filipino Funeral Traditions

A Guide to Understanding and Respecting Cultural Practices In every culture, the rituals surrounding funerals and mourning are deeply ingrained. They serve as a way to honor the departed and provide comfort to the grieving. Within the rich tapestry of global funeral customs, Filipino funeral traditions stand out for their unique blend of religious, familial, […]

A List of Flowers and Their Meanings

A list of flowers and their meaning

Flowers can become messengers of our emotions in many life instances, especially during goodbyes. Did you know that there is a list of flowers and their meanings to help you choose flowers that are best matched for the time and place? Flowers have long been revered as a universal language of emotions, allowing us to […]

The Healing Journey: Gentle Ways to Walk Alongside Someone in Grief

Healing Journey

Loss touches the very core of our hearts, often leaving a void that’s hard to describe. When someone you care about is navigating through this, your support can be their beacon of light on the healing journey.    From lending an ear to helping with service details, having someone there can mean the world in […]

Why Having a Memorial Service Matters

Why Having a Memorial Service Matters from Coastal Funeral Center

Losing someone you love is one of the most challenging and heartbreaking tragedies one can go through in their lifetime. Although final arrangements provide a time for family and friends to come together to celebrate life, these events can be overwhelming for those grieving. It can feel so rushed and to start planning a memorial […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Cremation

5 Things You Need to Know About Cremation

Are you considering cremation for yourself or a deceased loved one? Here is a list of things you need to know about cremation before making a decision. With numerous opportunities for personal expression and celebration, it’s no wonder that the option of cremation is being chosen with growing frequency. According to the National Funeral Directors […]