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Before online memorials, news of a loved one’s death traveled from one person to another. The passing was memorialized in a church or temple or sobbed over at a graveside. Today, social networks offer many more people the opportunity to both honor and grieve the departed. Texts and emails help share the story.
Both Americans and Canadians are choosing cremation more and more. In fact, in the United States, more than half of those faced with the choice between burial and cremation will choose the latter this year. In Canada, that number will reach nearly 75%.
From sending cards and leaving comments online to sending flowers and doing household chores, there are many ways to offer comfort and support. Here are some ideas of things that you can say or do to support those who are grieving through a difficult time.
When someone passes away, the surviving family becomes responsible for funeral and cemetery expenses. In most cases, these funds need to be covered out of pocket prior to the funeral services. Pre-planning your funeral allows for a payment plan to avoid unwanted financial burden. Learn more.
Martin Luther King Day is a time to honor and reflect on his legacy. #MLKDay
#KoreanAmericanDay commemorates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants on January 13, 1903. Each year the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) recognizes prominent Korean Americans that have made significant contributions in their field. Check out this year's honoree here
You can't bury cremated ashes in a cemetery? False. Many families find that having a place to visit and remember a loved one comforting. Learn more.
The next time you want to give your children something special, consider pre-planning your funeral. There are many benefits to planning in advance, both emotional and financial. Here are just a few:
Come join us for an educational seminar about the benefits of planning and dinner on us!
Whether you choose a traditional burial or cremation, there are several factors to consider: religious customs, family traditions, personal budget, final wishes and pre-planned arrangements. Learn more:
As we ring in the New Year, we celebrate the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation. Join us in raising awareness by registering as a donor!

Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home is committed to helping people of all belief systems and cultures create meaningful, personalized funeral or memorial services.

We are honored to serve families from a wide, diverse range of backgrounds and faiths. Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery are sister locations that serve the Greater Austin community. Located in Pflugerville, the funeral home and cemetery work together to help people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. The teams provide you and your loved ones with everything you m

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Coping with Death on Facebook 01/21/2022

Coping with Death on Facebook

Before online memorials, news of a loved one’s death traveled from one person to another. The passing was memorialized in a church or temple or sobbed over at a graveside. Today, social networks offer many more people the opportunity to both honor and grieve the departed. Texts and emails help share the story.

Coping with Death on Facebook Should it be easier to pass away gently on social media? Three people who have suffered loss share their stories.

Types of Cremation | Water Cremation or Traditional Cremation 01/20/2022

Types of Cremation | Water Cremation or Traditional Cremation

Both Americans and Canadians are choosing cremation more and more. In fact, in the United States, more than half of those faced with the choice between burial and cremation will choose the latter this year. In Canada, that number will reach nearly 75%.

Types of Cremation | Water Cremation or Traditional Cremation We explain the difference between traditional cremation and water cremation and walk you through the different types of cremation services.

Ways to Show Sympathy | Condolences Examples 01/19/2022

Ways to Show Sympathy | Condolences Examples

From sending cards and leaving comments online to sending flowers and doing household chores, there are many ways to offer comfort and support. Here are some ideas of things that you can say or do to support those who are grieving through a difficult time.

Ways to Show Sympathy | Condolences Examples There are many ways to show sympathy when someone dies, whether it is a kind word, flowers or sharing memories. Learn the best ways to express sympathy and offer condolences.

How to Prepay for Funeral Expenses in 2021 01/18/2022

How to Prepay for Funeral Expenses in 2021

When someone passes away, the surviving family becomes responsible for funeral and cemetery expenses. In most cases, these funds need to be covered out of pocket prior to the funeral services. Pre-planning your funeral allows for a payment plan to avoid unwanted financial burden. Learn more.

How to Prepay for Funeral Expenses in 2021 Learn the best way to make monthly installment payments for funeral, cemetery or cremation expenses in advance. Read the pros and cons of life insurance, prepaid funeral plans and other monthly options that ease the burden on loved ones.

01/17/2022

Martin Luther King Day is a time to honor and reflect on his legacy. #MLKDay

Martin Luther King Day is a time to honor and reflect on his legacy. #MLKDay

Korean American Day - Korea Economic Institute of America 01/13/2022

Korean American Day - Korea Economic Institute of America

#KoreanAmericanDay commemorates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants on January 13, 1903. Each year the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) recognizes prominent Korean Americans that have made significant contributions in their field. Check out this year's honoree here

Korean American Day - Korea Economic Institute of America Every year January 13, the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) celebrates Korean American Day to recognize the local and national Korean American community.

Prepaid Burial Plans 01/12/2022

Prepaid Burial Plans

You can't bury cremated ashes in a cemetery? False. Many families find that having a place to visit and remember a loved one comforting. Learn more.

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.

01/06/2022
6 Reasons Prepaid Funeral Plans Are the Best Gift You Can Give Your Children 01/05/2022

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

The next time you want to give your children something special, consider pre-planning your funeral. There are many benefits to planning in advance, both emotional and financial. Here are just a few:

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.

01/03/2022

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!

01/03/2022

Cremation vs Burial | Funeral Expenses | Funeral Planning

Whether you choose a traditional burial or cremation, there are several factors to consider: religious customs, family traditions, personal budget, final wishes and pre-planned arrangements. Learn more:

Cremation vs Burial | Funeral Expenses | Funeral Planning A complete guide to helping you discover whether traditional burial or cremation is the right choice for your or a loved one's end-of-life arrangements.

01/02/2022

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As we ring in the New Year, we celebrate the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation. Join us in raising awareness by registering as a donor!

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01/01/2022

May the New Year bless you with health and happiness.

May the New Year bless you with health and happiness.

12/31/2021

May this year come with and an abundance of blessings. Happy New Year! Let’s toast to all of the wonderful things ahead of us in this coming year.

May this year come with and an abundance of blessings. Happy New Year! Let’s toast to all of the wonderful things ahead of us in this coming year.

Dignity Memorial - Funeral Homes, Cremation and Cemeteries 12/30/2021

Dignity Memorial - Funeral Homes, Cremation and Cemeteries

The Dignity Memorial Magazine is filled with helpful planning tips and ideas for planning every last detail to create an unforgettable send-off. Simply fill out the form under "Dignity Memorial Magazine" to have this complimentary newsletter delivered directly to your inbox each month.

Dignity Memorial - Funeral Homes, Cremation and Cemeteries Through personalized funerals and thoughtful memorials, Dignity Memorial providers celebrate each life like no other. We are the largest network of funeral homes, crematories and cemetery service providers in North America. Find a funeral home, plan a funeral or cremation, and learn about burial opt...

Prepaid Funeral Plans Pros and Cons 12/29/2021

Prepaid Funeral Plans Pros and Cons

Today is Still Need To Do Day, a day to finish up your to-do list before the end of the year. If you've only chosen burial, or purchased a cemetery space but have not preplanned your funeral arrangements, here's some reasons why you should.

Prepaid Funeral Plans Pros and Cons There are several ways to plan and prepay for a funeral or cremation, and what is best for one family may be different from what is best for another. Comparing the types of prepaid funeral plans can help you choose what's right for you and your family.

12/29/2021

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!

12/28/2021

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.

12/22/2021

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.

Photos from Cook-Walden Funeral Homes's post 12/18/2021

Today we were blessed at Cook Walden Capital Parks to have our wonderful Wreaths Across America volunteers present in spite of wet, windy, cold and muddy conditions. They placed 700 wreaths on the graves of loved ones that have been laid to rest at CWCP who have served our country.

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
01/27/2021

Did you know that Canadian actor James Doohan was memorialized in space? Part of Scotty's cremated ashes were "beamed up," and you or your loved ones can be as well. Give us a call to learn more about Celestis Memorial Spaceflights.

12/01/2020

Timeline Photos

11/30/2020

Deadline to order is November 30th. Please follow below link:
www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/tx0658
Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day
December 19, 2020
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

Join us by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteering or donating to a local sponsorship group.

11/27/2020

Deadline to order is November 30th. Please follow below link:
www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/tx0658
Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day
December 19, 2020
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

Join us by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteering or donating to a local sponsorship group.

11/24/2020

Timeline Photos

11/23/2020

Deadline to order is November 30th. Please follow below link:
www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/tx0658
Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day
December 19, 2020
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

Join us by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteering or donating to a local sponsorship group.

Our Story

Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home and Cemetery is Austin's premier funeral service provider, honoring generations of memories yesterday, today and tomorrow. Located on Interstate 35 North in Pflugerville, Cook-Walden/Capital Parks offers the Austin community the convenience of two cemeteries, a funeral home and an on-site crematory. Capital Parks Cemetery boasts more than 50 acres of beautifully wooded property containing many landmark features that can only be found within our gates.

Located at the heart of the park and flanked by sparkling reflection pools is a beautiful community mausoleum that offers both indoor and outdoor crypts and cremation niches and features an indoor chapel. Surrounding the reflection pools are estate areas where families may choose private entombment. Nestled near the mausoleum is the Fountain of Memories Garden that offers families interment choices in a variety of private and community burial options, all in a gated area adorned with immaculate landscaping, bubbling fountains and cascading waterfalls.

Capital Parks features several gardens designed to meet the needs of many of Austin's diverse cultures and communities. There are gardens exclusively available to those of the Jewish and Islamic faiths. Texas Liberty offers a stunning courtyard feature and granite bench estates to veterans and their families. The Hartung Shrine to Children adorns the resting place of our littlest angels with a cascading waterfall and stunning statuary. In 2005, The Very Reverend Gregory Aymond, Bishop of Austin, dedicated the Garden of the Risen Christ, which offers a garden mausoleum, private hedged and gated estates and standard interment lots with upright monuments. The Hill Country Cremation Garden offers a wide variety of unique and picturesque options exclusively for cremation. Memorial Hill Cemetery, located just south of Capital Parks, offers interment and mausoleum committal options nestled on a gentle hill with large trees, fountains and beautiful memorial features. In addition, our cemetery has nearly 75 acres of undeveloped land to ensure it will be able to continue offering a place of peace and comfort to the residents of Austin and central Texas for many generations to come.

Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home opened its doors on the cemetery grounds in 1997. This spacious 17,000-square-foot facility shines with the warm rustic elegance of the Texas Hill Country. The Memorial Chapel offers seating for 250, with a private family lounge and seating area. The four graciously appointed staterooms, guest lounge with an adjoining patio and fireside lounge ensure a fitting venue for any remembrance.

Our more than 40-person team at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks represents the most experienced, highly trained group of professionals available in Austin. We're committed to serving every family with dedication and the highest standards of care available. Our top-of-the-line facilities and superior staff ensure Cook-Walden /Capital Parks will continue to provide the very finest in service and care to Austin for generations to come.

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