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The funeral is just one part of the grieving process, and it may take months or years to feel like yourself again. A range of emotions is expected, and it’s helpful to have a grief support system around you who will help you cope and be there when you need to share stories, memories and feelings.
The U.S. cremation rate is expected to reach 59.4%. Those who choose cremation for themselves or their family can opt for a permanent resting place in a cemetery. This gives friends, family and future generations a place to visit and remember.
Each of the candles on the Kinara (candleholder), represents the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. These principles include Unity, Purpose and Faith. Learn more here: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/kwanzaa-history#section_2
The greatest gift of all this holiday season is a loving family and close friends. May the holiday season bring you special moments and happy memories.
Come join us for an educational seminar about the benefits of planning and dinner on us!
Children are especially perceptive and will watch how their family members move through a time after the loss of a family member. A change of a traditional family celebration will compound the loss for children, “I don’t have my father and now I won’t have Christmas either.” Discussing what the family might like to do can be empowering for children. This may be difficult for the adults, but be patient, and allow the younger generation to express their thoughts and ideas.
Funeral financing can make a difficult time a little easier. As part of our commitment to families, we joined with CareCredit to offer assistance in covering immediate funeral costs. When unexpected expenses are a concern, CareCredit’s quick and easy financing allows you to pay over time and helps spare your family difficult financial choices.
Come join us for an educational seminar about the benefits of planning and dinner on us!
I lost my beloved husband recently. I was devastated. He literally took care of me. Several years ago we did a pre-planned burial for both of us. Just let me tell you it was one of the best things we could have ever done. We had no children and during this time the folks there took me by the hand and helped me through everything. Everyone was so caring and professional. I was so impressed with the chapel setting, the flowers the casket and even the area where excellent food was available for the guests. I can't say enough about Dignity Memorial, and I recommend them to everyone. Several family members have even told me that they are making appointments for set up their own plans there. Thanks for making my experience easy and a great celebration. - Bettye M
A Winter Solstice blessing:
May you find peace in the promise of the Solstice night,
That each day forward is blessed with more light.
That the cycle of nature, unbroken and true,
Brings faith to your soul and well-being to you.
Rejoice in the darkness, in the silence find rest,
And may the days that follow be abundantly blessed.
Come join us for an educational seminar about the benefits of planning and dinner on us!
Public funerals are designed to celebrate both the dead and the American nation itself. They all provide opportunities to unite Americans, even through times of uncertainty.

Located in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Austin, Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park offers funeral, cremation, and cemetery services.

Located in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Austin, Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park work together to serve Travis and Hays counties by offering funeral, cremation and cemetery services to families from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. These sister locations allow you to conveniently handle everything from funeral to burial. Our teams are fully prepared to meet your unique needs as you honor and celebrate life.

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12/28/2021

Dealing With Grief

The funeral is just one part of the grieving process, and it may take months or years to feel like yourself again. A range of emotions is expected, and it’s helpful to have a grief support system around you who will help you cope and be there when you need to share stories, memories and feelings.

Dealing With Grief Dealing with grief can feel overwhelming. Learn what emotions you can expect to feel as well as a few tips to take care of yourself through the grief process.

Prepaid Burial Plans 12/27/2021

Prepaid Burial Plans

The U.S. cremation rate is expected to reach 59.4%. Those who choose cremation for themselves or their family can opt for a permanent resting place in a cemetery. This gives friends, family and future generations a place to visit and remember.

Prepaid Burial Plans People choose prepaid burial plans for many different reasons, from ensuring loved ones won’t have to make hard decisions to locking in today’s prices. Learn more.

12/26/2021

Each of the candles on the Kinara (candleholder), represents the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. These principles include Unity, Purpose and Faith. Learn more here: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/kwanzaa-history#section_2

Each of the candles on the Kinara (candleholder), represents the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. These principles include Unity, Purpose and Faith. Learn more here: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/kwanzaa-history#section_2

12/25/2021

The greatest gift of all this holiday season is a loving family and close friends. May the holiday season bring you special moments and happy memories.

The greatest gift of all this holiday season is a loving family and close friends. May the holiday season bring you special moments and happy memories.

12/24/2021

Come join us for an educational seminar about the benefits of planning and dinner on us!

Come join us for an educational seminar about the benefits of planning and dinner on us!

12/24/2021

The Holidays, Trauma and Loss: A Time for Healing and Meaning

Children are especially perceptive and will watch how their family members move through a time after the loss of a family member. A change of a traditional family celebration will compound the loss for children, “I don’t have my father and now I won’t have Christmas either.” Discussing what the family might like to do can be empowering for children. This may be difficult for the adults, but be patient, and allow the younger generation to express their thoughts and ideas.

The Holidays, Trauma and Loss: A Time for Healing and Meaning The holidays can stir up grief for many people, but they can also be a time of healing and new meaning. These thoughts can help you decide whether you should continue family traditions or create new rituals.

12/23/2021

Funeral Payment Plans with CareCredit

Funeral financing can make a difficult time a little easier. As part of our commitment to families, we joined with CareCredit to offer assistance in covering immediate funeral costs. When unexpected expenses are a concern, CareCredit’s quick and easy financing allows you to pay over time and helps spare your family difficult financial choices.

Funeral Payment Plans with CareCredit Funeral financing can make a difficult time a little easier. With CareCredit financing options, you can make the final arrangements you want for your loved one, with the flexibility you need.

12/22/2021

Come join us for an educational seminar about the benefits of planning and dinner on us!

Come join us for an educational seminar about the benefits of planning and dinner on us!

12/22/2021

I lost my beloved husband recently. I was devastated. He literally took care of me. Several years ago we did a pre-planned burial for both of us. Just let me tell you it was one of the best things we could have ever done. We had no children and during this time the folks there took me by the hand and helped me through everything. Everyone was so caring and professional. I was so impressed with the chapel setting, the flowers the casket and even the area where excellent food was available for the guests. I can't say enough about Dignity Memorial, and I recommend them to everyone. Several family members have even told me that they are making appointments for set up their own plans there. Thanks for making my experience easy and a great celebration. - Bettye M

I lost my beloved husband recently. I was devastated. He literally took care of me. Several years ago we did a pre-planned burial for both of us. Just let me tell you it was one of the best things we could have ever done. We had no children and during this time the folks there took me by the hand and helped me through everything. Everyone was so caring and professional. I was so impressed with the chapel setting, the flowers the casket and even the area where excellent food was available for the guests. I can't say enough about Dignity Memorial, and I recommend them to everyone. Several family members have even told me that they are making appointments for set up their own plans there. Thanks for making my experience easy and a great celebration. - Bettye M

12/21/2021

A Winter Solstice blessing:
May you find peace in the promise of the Solstice night,
That each day forward is blessed with more light.
That the cycle of nature, unbroken and true,
Brings faith to your soul and well-being to you.
Rejoice in the darkness, in the silence find rest,
And may the days that follow be abundantly blessed.

A Winter Solstice blessing:
May you find peace in the promise of the Solstice night,
That each day forward is blessed with more light.
That the cycle of nature, unbroken and true,
Brings faith to your soul and well-being to you.
Rejoice in the darkness, in the silence find rest,
And may the days that follow be abundantly blessed.

12/20/2021

Come join us for an educational seminar about the benefits of planning and dinner on us!

Come join us for an educational seminar about the benefits of planning and dinner on us!

Perspective | Colin Powell’s funeral was a missed opportunity for the country 12/20/2021

Perspective | Colin Powell’s funeral was a missed opportunity for the country

Public funerals are designed to celebrate both the dead and the American nation itself. They all provide opportunities to unite Americans, even through times of uncertainty.

Perspective | Colin Powell’s funeral was a missed opportunity for the country Collective mourning has long brought Americans together.

How we met: ‘I saw him at his brother’s funeral and was besotted straight away’ 12/17/2021

How we met: ‘I saw him at his brother’s funeral and was besotted straight away’

At the age of 16, Clare lost a schoolmate, David, in an accident but met his brother, Andrew, at the funeral. It was love at first sight. They believe that coping with the tragedy of David’s death at a young age helped them to face the peaks and troughs of life. “We both had hit rock bottom,” says Andrew.

How we met: ‘I saw him at his brother’s funeral and was besotted straight away’ It was love at first sight in 1979, when Clare, now 58, met Andrew, 61. They married young and believe that coping with tragedy early on helped them face life’s later peaks and troughs

12/16/2021

When a Loved One Dies: Coping Through a Time of Grief

The biggest holidays are usually the hardest to deal with if you've suffered a loss of a family member. Have a Plan A/Plan B ready. Give the loss a voice and a place. Have everyone share a story at the dinner table—maybe a Christmas story. It doesn’t have to be morbid. It can be a funny story of your loved one.

When a Loved One Dies: Coping Through a Time of Grief Whether you're experiencing intense anger and depression, in complete denial or constantly bargaining with the past, you are still moving toward acceptance and healing as you cope with the loss of your loved one.

How Do Prepaid Funeral Plans Work? 12/15/2021

How Do Prepaid Funeral Plans Work?

Grieving while also facing costs they may not be prepared for can be an incredible strain on loved ones—but having a prepaid funeral plan helps to ease at least one of those burdens. Prepaid funeral plans are a good choice for people who want the peace of mind that comes with knowing their families will not be unnecessarily burdened financially or emotionally when they pass away.

How Do Prepaid Funeral Plans Work? Prepaid funeral plans allow you to not only choose your funeral arrangements but also fund them. Having a plan in place can spare family members from having to make though decisions at an already difficult time. Here's how they work.

12/14/2021

Funeral Catering and Reception Services

Traditional or contemporary, a catered funeral reception allows family and friends to continue spending time together while sharing memories and comfort. We can arrange the details for you.

Funeral Catering and Reception Services Whether you're planning an hors d'oeuvres reception or a sit-down meal, let our funeral planning professionals arrange the catering details.

12/13/2021

December 13 is Worldwide Candle Lighting Day. Lighting a candle to pay tribute to a loved one passed has long been a way to keep a light burning in remembrance. A candle signifies that their memory still lives on and burns bright, offering reflection and remembrance. Who are you lighting a candle for today?

December 13 is Worldwide Candle Lighting Day. Lighting a candle to pay tribute to a loved one passed has long been a way to keep a light burning in remembrance. A candle signifies that their memory still lives on and burns bright, offering reflection and remembrance. Who are you lighting a candle for today?

12/12/2021
The Art of Hand-Carving Headstones Isn’t Dead Yet 12/11/2021

The Art of Hand-Carving Headstones Isn’t Dead Yet

Sigrid Coffin is a second-generation carver who has always had a deep love of lettering. “I love the process of putting a letter into three dimensions,” she says of the art form she finds so satisfying. “It doesn’t feel old-fashioned when I’m doing it,” she adds.

The Art of Hand-Carving Headstones Isn’t Dead Yet Meet the new generation of artisans keeping the tradition alive in U.S. cemeteries.

12/10/2021

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Talk to an advisor today When you outline your final wishes, you do more than make sure your life will be celebrated the way you envision it—you also help alleviate future stress for those you love.

12/09/2021

Those we love are never more than a thought away. As long as there's a memory, they're in our hearts to stay. What are some of the best memories you have of someone you've lost?

Those we love are never more than a thought away. As long as there's a memory, they're in our hearts to stay. What are some of the best memories you have of someone you've lost?

FEMA Funeral Assistance: What to Know and How to Apply 12/08/2021

FEMA Funeral Assistance: What to Know and How to Apply

It's still not too late to for $9,000 in FEMA funeral assistance for a COVID funeral. Here's how:

FEMA Funeral Assistance: What to Know and How to Apply If you qualify, the federal government is reimbursing up to $9,000 for funeral expenses related to a coronavirus death. Applications for the FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program will be accepted starting April 12, 2021. Learn more about the program and how to apply.

12/07/2021

"Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) and destroyed 188 aircraft."

"Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) and destroyed 188 aircraft."

Healing During the Holidays: 5 Ways to Remember Loved Ones While Still Celebrating the Season 12/06/2021

Healing During the Holidays: 5 Ways to Remember Loved Ones While Still Celebrating the Season

The holiday season can be particularly hard to handle when you’ve lost someone close to you. Here are 5 tips for managing grief during the holidays:

Healing During the Holidays: 5 Ways to Remember Loved Ones While Still Celebrating the Season While holidays will be different after losing a loved one, you can still enjoy them. Here are 5 ways to help you cope with your loss this holiday season.

"Donate Life" Rose Parade float 12/05/2021

"Donate Life" Rose Parade float

A coworker's husband needed a kidney transplant. Funeral apprentice Elise Love Lathrop matched with someone she had never even met, and became a living donor.

"Donate Life" Rose Parade float

Meet Jackie, the Funeral Home Therapy Dog 12/02/2021

Meet Jackie, the Funeral Home Therapy Dog

There's just something comforting about our furry friends. For National Mutt Day, share photos and stories about your favorite mutt! Ours is Jackie, the funeral home therapy dog.

Meet Jackie, the Funeral Home Therapy Dog Jackie works every day at Gearhart Funeral Home in C**n Rapids, Minnesota as a tireless support to families making funeral arrangements. Funeral professionals are experts in knowing exactly the right thing to say, but not Jackie. She's a dog.

12/01/2021

December 1 is National Christmas Lights Day. Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary in Santa Ana, California had this wonderful light display at the Fairhaven Mausoleum in 2019.

December 1 is National Christmas Lights Day. Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary in Santa Ana, California had this wonderful light display at the Fairhaven Mausoleum in 2019.

6 Reasons Prepaid Funeral Plans Are the Best Gift You Can Give Your Children 11/30/2021

6 Reasons Prepaid Funeral Plans Are the Best Gift You Can Give Your Children

If you've told your family you want cremation or burial, or even purchased a cemetery plot, you may still have a few things to do to protect your loved ones from the emotional and financial burdens of funeral planning. Find out more.

6 Reasons Prepaid Funeral Plans Are the Best Gift You Can Give Your Children While it’s impossible to protect your children from grief, you can help ease some of their burden by pre-planning your funeral arrangements. Prepaid funeral plans ease financial and emotional pain at one of the hardest times of life.

11/29/2021

Helping Yourself Cope with Holidays and Anniversaries

The loss of a loved one hurts more during the holiday season. One of the best ways to approach special days is to acknowledge that they will be different.

Helping Yourself Cope with Holidays and Anniversaries Holidays and anniversaries can awaken intense grief for your lost loved one, but you can use these tips to help cope. Learn how to approach traditions, the expectations of others and your own emotions.

11/25/2021
11/24/2021

Funeral Catering and Reception Services

Meals have brought families together since the beginning of time. With catering services, you won’t need to find a caterer, schedule appointments to plan your menu, or find time to shop for food and drinks. We can arrange all the details for you.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/plan-funeral-cremation/catered-receptions

Funeral Catering and Reception Services Whether you're planning an hors d'oeuvres reception or a sit-down meal, let our funeral planning professionals arrange the catering details.

11/23/2021

Helping Yourself Cope with Holidays and Anniversaries

Whether this is your first, second, or even 10th holiday without your loved one, there are several ways you can manage your grief while still celebrating the season.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/support-friends-and-family/grief-library/helping-yourself-cope-with-anniversaries-and-holidays

Helping Yourself Cope with Holidays and Anniversaries Holidays and anniversaries can awaken intense grief for your lost loved one, but you can use these tips to help cope. Learn how to approach traditions, the expectations of others and your own emotions.

Bluetooth tombstones help you mourn loved ones without breaking the bank 11/22/2021

Bluetooth tombstones help you mourn loved ones without breaking the bank

Bluetooth headstones in Japan are making it more affordable to have a community burial space. Is this too much technology? What do you think?

https://japantoday.com/category/features/lifestyle/Bluetooth-tombstones-help-you-mourn-loved-ones-without-breaking-the-bank

Bluetooth tombstones help you mourn loved ones without breaking the bank Japan is constantly coming up with new ways to make our lives more convenient via the latest technology, sometimes even inventing solutions to problems we didn’t know we had. And now, continuing that tradition, you can buy tombstones with bluetooth technology. At the Yachiyo Yukyu no Sato Cemetery...

How Much Does a Cremation Funeral Cost in 2020? 11/21/2021

How Much Does a Cremation Funeral Cost in 2020?

Families tell us they wouldn't trust just anyone to cremate their loved ones. They appreciate our:
- compassionate, low-pressure environment
- modern amenities and relaxed atmosphere
- uplifting, affordable services
- 24/7 availability

(See an associate for details.)

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/costs/cremation-funeral

How Much Does a Cremation Funeral Cost in 2020? People often believe that choosing cremation means you can’t have a funeral or memorial service, but that's not so. A cremation funeral can be much like a burial funeral—or as different as you choose.

11/20/2021

International Survivors of Su***de Loss Day, also known as Survivor Day, is a day those affected by su***de can join together for healing and support. #SurvivorDay always falls on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, as the holidays are often difficult for su***de loss survivors.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/support-friends-and-family/grief-library/healing-during-the-holidays-5-ways-to-remember-loved-ones-while-still-celebrating-the-season

International Survivors of Su***de Loss Day, also known as Survivor Day, is a day those affected by su***de can join together for healing and support. #SurvivorDay always falls on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, as the holidays are often difficult for su***de loss survivors.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/support-friends-and-family/grief-library/healing-during-the-holidays-5-ways-to-remember-loved-ones-while-still-celebrating-the-season

Our Story

Located in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Austin, Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park work together to serve Travis and Hays counties by offering funeral, cremation and cemetery services to families from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. These sister locations allow you to conveniently handle everything from funeral to burial. Our teams are fully prepared to meet your unique needs as you honor and celebrate life.

We are committed to accommodating families of all belief systems and cultures at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. We are dedicated to creating the personalized memorial services you and your family deserve. We have had the pleasure of serving families from a diverse range of backgrounds, and we believe a final service should properly reflect the uniqueness of a life. In addition, we strive to help families create one-of-a-kind memorial services that successfully capture the essence of their loved ones.

History

The Cook-Walden legacy of service began in the late 1800s when Samuel E. Rosengren opened a downtown funeral home in the 400 block of Congress Street in Austin, serving the needs of a growing city from that location until 1920.

Charles B. Cook purchased Rosengren's business and opened an opulent 3-story building located between the capitol and the governor's mansion, which quickly became the largest and most prestigious provider of funeral and ambulance services in the community. Charles continued the tradition of providing the finest in care and service in Austin for more than 50 years.

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