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dignified and economic
end-of-life choices

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Humboldt

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FCA and Provider Contact Information

Local FCA Office

FCA of Humboldt
P.O. Box 856
Arcata, CA 95518

National FCA Office

National FCAFuneral Consumers Alliance
33 Patchen Rd
South Burlington VT 05403

Benefits of Membership:
What Can the Alliance Do For Me?

We assist members in avoiding unnecessary funeral expenses.

We help members plan ahead for their final arrangements.

We provide information about local cemetery prices, mortuary costs, and—for those who are interested—how to care for your own dead.

We recommend that you discuss your plans and wishes with those close to you—family, friends, and spiritual advisors. Consider their ideas and let them know yours.

We no longer have an agreement with a local mortuary for a set fee.

What Does It Cost to Join?

The suggested cost of an individual membership is $25. This is a one-time, lifetime sum. No one is denied membership because of inability to pay a membership fee. (There is no cost for children under 18.)

An additional annual contribution is suggested to help offset mailing, phone and operating expenses. Nonpayment of an annual donation does not affect a member's right to services and benefits of this Alliance.

To become a member, complete the application form and mail it with your membership fee to:

FCA of Humboldt
P.O. Box 856
Arcata, CA 95518

Note: This application is for a lifetime membership and may be transferable to other FCA affiliate throughout the US. If you leave
our area, please contact us so that we may refer you to an affiliate in your new locale.

Ferndale Cemetery, photo by Betty Briggs


Members of the FCA of Humboldt meet annually and each member has one vote. The membership elects directors to serve on the Board of Directors for 3-year terms.

Ferndale Cemetery

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Humboldt County would like gratefully to acknowledge Pierce Mortuary - Paul's Chapel and all their staff for our long relationship with them in serving our members. We appreciate their openness to our members in honoring many requests, some of which are "out of the box," for simple end of life care.

Board of Directors

Gina Belton

Nancy Ortiz

Board Member
Lionel Ortiz

Member Services
Gina Belton

Board Candidates
Peg Roche
Joseph Giovannetti
Erin Rowe
Katherine Ortiz


“How often do you think about death, and in what way?

Orr, Eureka
Orr, Eureka:
“Because of my age I think about it more and more. Whether I’ll be able to accept it and be at peace or whether I’ll be disturbed and upset at its coming. I don’t know what it’s going to be like. And I think about whether or not there’s an afterlife. I’m not convinced.”


In a Ruidoso,
New Mexico, cemetery:
Here lies Johnny Yeast... Pardon me for not rising.

"Live each day as if it is your last ...one day you'll get it right!"

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