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Bringing your Loved Ones Home

When a loved one has passed on in another state and you seek to bury them here in New Mexico, Gabaldon Mortuary in Albuquerque can help. We can also respectfully ship your loved one to another state or country, to the final place of disposition.

Mortuary Shipping to New Mexico

According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 33% of all deaths occur out of the deceased’s home state or country. Bringing that loved one home to our state can sometimes seem like a complicated process with the federal laws in place that provide certain requirements and guidelines, but the expertise of Gabaldon Mortuary coordinates and dispatches staff to ensure your loved one will return safely and with great care.

Our status with the TSA to perform mortuary shipping, allows us to schedule flights to New Mexico whenever necessary and receive discounts from airlines to pass to the loved ones of the deceased. When we receive a deceased person from another state, the following should be included:

  • Authorization Forms
  • The Burial / Transfer Permit

If you want to ship a loved one who has been cremated out of state, we can also accept this loved one at our mortuary. Once the cremation has taken place, the urn or container must be packed into a vessel and shipped priority.

There are other documents required for out of country shipping. However, the staff of Gabaldon Mortuary will walk you through every detail as needed.

Transporting Human Remains out of New Mexico

Gabaldon Mortuary also keeps a close relationship with out-of-town funeral homes to ensure a smooth process. We coordinate with funeral homes and mortuary services in all 50 states and would be honored to help you bring your loved one home.

In addition to providing mortuary shipping to bring your loved one home to New Mexico, we also provide mortuary shipping out of New Mexico to other states and even other countries when requested. Our services include embalming and cremation if necessary. We can help you coordinate with funeral homes and mortuary services nationally and internationally to make sure your loved one receives the care they deserve when transporting their human remains to their final resting place.

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