What is a Mausoleum?
Simply put, a Mausoleum is a free-standing building or structure used for the above-ground entombment of casketed remains into a crypt, or the inurnment (placement) of cremated remains in a columbarium niche.
In one way or another, Mausoleums have been built and used for above-ground entombment for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians are most famous for constructing elaborate types of mausoleums and structures where they 'entombed' their deceased instead of burying them. The Great Pyramids are a prime example of a monument built for the purposes of entombment that have stood the test of time.
The Mausoleum at San Tan Memorial Gardens will be built with much of the same purposes as those of old - to be a final place of rest and to stand for generations to come.
What will the Mausoleum offer?
Pricing for Crypts and Niches within the mausoleum have yet to be determined.
Crypts and Niches will be available for purchase on interest-free payment plans. The option to pay outright in one lump-sum, will be available as well.
San Tan Memorial Gardens is proud to be your most affordable, and best dollar-value option when it comes to purchasing a final place of rest for your family or loved one.
Each time a crypt or niche is sold, an Endowment Care fee is collected. 100% of the Endowment Care fee is deposited into the cemetery's irrevocable trust fund which is then utilized for maintenance and upkeep when the cemetery is completely sold out.
As the cemetery grows and eventually reaches capacity, interest alone from the trust fund will be enough to maintain not just the mausoleum but the entire cemetery for generations to come.
Construction of the Mausoleum is on track to begin in 2022.
With one exception, the mausoleum will truly be one-of-a-kind in affordability, function, and security. The Mausoleum will have 24/7 security monitoring, including visiting hours between 8am - 8pm daily. The mausoleum will be locked nightly and will not offer any crypts or niches on it's exterior.
Existing ground-burials, whether it be a casket or an urn, can be transferred to the Mausoleum upon its completion. Aside from the Endowment Care fee, the amount originally paid for the ground-burial plot will be credited and only the difference in price will be required in purchasing a crypt or niche for the transfer of a loved one.
A one-time Endowment Care fee is charged each time a plot, crypt, or niche is purchased, and cannot be refunded. For more information regarding transfers to the Mausoleum, contact our office at (480) 987-2488 or send an email to email@example.com.