Letters to the Editor

Rudai letter: Funeral costs

In response to the Tuesday, Oct. 27, article on A5: Consumers: Funeral homes should put costs online.

Treasure Valley residents have the benefit of an online comparison price survey of General Price Lists from funeral homes in the area. Members of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Idaho post an annual comparison that lists the prices of immediate burial and direct cremation services. Local area residents can expect to pay between $750-$3,200 for basic services. Consumers generally spend more for funeral services because they are unaware of their rights and make end-of-life decisions as a reaction to death instead of planning and setting an affordable budget. For more details go to http://fcai.fortboise.org/survey.html.

Sherri Rudai, Boise