New policy on disinterment at Orem cemetery

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Mary Richards reportingThe Orem Cemetery has come up with new policies about disinterment, because so many people are asking to dig up the dead.

Some families ask years later to move things around so everybody is together in the same area of the cemetery. Others may move to another state and don't want to leave a family member behind.

The new rules include: No one nearby when a grave is disinterred for fear of what they may see. People must also sign a liability waiver. And no grave just for Fido. If you want your pet buried with you, it has to be cremated and go in your casket when you are buried.

The Daily Herald reports that in the case of contagious disease, disinterments are prohibited within the first two years of interment. The city must have seven days advance notice from an applicant for disinterment. The applicant also needs a permit from the Board of Health, must have a funeral director present, and hire a vault company.


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