When a Death Occurs 

Mt. Calvary & Gethsemani Catholic Funeral Services will handle the following for you:

  • Transport your loved one into our care

  • Explain and arrange various service options available

  • Coordinate with the church, pastor and cemetery or crematory

  • Review pre-planned cemetery arrangements or explain cemetery options

  • File the death certificate

  • Assist with the obituary

  • Notify the Social Security Administration

  • Arrange for Veteran Burial Benefits

When a death occurs in your family, you will be faced with important tasks and choices to make during that moment.


You may not know what to do or when to begin making arrangements. Bearing the responsibility can be overwhelming. Remember that you are not alone, Mt. Calvary & Gethsemani Catholic Funeral Services will be here to comfort and support you.


Immediate steps to follow at the time of a home death:

  1. Dial 911 to report the death.

  2. If your loved one is under the care of Hospice, call the hospice organization immediately.

  3. Contact the funeral home - Gethsemani Funeral Home

Contact with the cemetery is not an immediate necessity. You will need to contact the cemetery 48 hours in advance of the cemetery interment, but initial contact can be made by the funeral home.

Before meeting with the funeral home it may be helpful to know what statistical information

will be required. To view or begin filling out the required information, please go to our

Oregon Death Certificate Worksheet.


You can also download an Oregon Death Certificate Worksheet (fillable pdf) 

by clicking the image to the right, this information is required when you make arrangements.