Solidified Remains

Solidified Remains

Oregon Aquamation Offers the First-Ever Alternative to Ashes

Stone-like remains help bereaved families heal through connection

Sherwood, OR – Oregon Aquamation has partnered with Parting Stone–a Santa Fe, New Mexico-based start-up pioneering a comfortable alternative to aquamated or cremated remains that resembles a collection of smooth stones. Portland area families choosing aquamation can now receive solidified remains that can be touched, held, and shared.

Solidified remains are now available as an option at Oregon Aquamation. You can process all of the ashes or part of them, keeping some to scatter if you so choose. This is a great alternative to keep your pet as a loving reminder. Human ashes can also be processed through Oregon Aquamation after you have received them from your funeral home.

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Parting Stone’s solidification process returns 100% of the aquamated remains following aquamation in a solid form that resembles a collection of stones, the number of stones returned varies due to the amount of ashes from different sized pets. The appearance of each pet’s solidified remains varies naturally from pet to pet with the process often resulting in unique textures or colors like blue, green, or even speckles.

“It is a profound opportunity to live with the remains of our loved ones, but the look and feel of conventional cremated remains make that experience uncomfortable,” says Parting Stone founder and CEO Justin Crowe. “We developed a new form of remains to help families feel a connection with their departed loved ones and pets. When you choose cremation, you no longer have to take home ashes.”

Following the death of his grandfather, Justin Crowe realized that living with conventional cremated remains can feel uncomfortable, so in many households, they often end up hidden in a closet for decades. Parting Stone worked with material scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop solidified remains to help create a more positive experience for grieving families with a form of remains that can be touched and held.

About the Companies

Parting Stone creates positive experiences for families choosing cremation by returning remains in a form that resembles a collection of stones that can be comfortably touched, held and shared. Solidified remains are a 100% alternative to ashes. Learn more at

Oregon Aquamation offers Aquamation for your loving pet. Aquamation is a water-based alternative to traditional flame-based cremation that is environmentally friendly.

If you would like more information, please call us at (503) 739-3463, or email

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