In The Light Urns - Red Barn Gifts & Sequoia Souvenirs
Photo © Susan Fraser
Red Barn Gifts & Sequoia Souvenirs is now open to the public with a variety of personalized gifts and Sequoia National Park and Three Rivers Souvenirs. A Memorial Gallery Room is available for guests to see what is new in the funeral industry.
In The Light Urns is a family owned and operated memorial company by Three Rivers residents; Rick and Susan Fraser.
The Frasers continue to be advocates of the funeral industry's green burial commitment and the environment. The funeral industry is going green, and natural lovers are beginning to look at a new way to say good-bye to loved ones and the way they plan for themselves. Many products offered by In The Light Urns are green products. With urns lines approved by the Green Burial Council, the Peaceful Pillow Water Burial Urns and the Four Seasons Scattering Urn.
Going green is becoming more popular, people are asking questions and making arrangements, not like their parents did, but like their ancestors did before the civil war, before the industry moved to embalming. That means a basket casket, burial shroud, or pine box for the deceased. Buried in a place where there are no headstones, just GPS coordinates in the natural settings for that part of the country. Whether it is the desert, South Carolina or California, a natural setting for burial is becoming more sought after. Upwards of 10 cemeteries are completely green and some cemeteries are offering parts of their cemetery for green burial. Come visit the In The Light Urns store, and see green memorial products and more.
In The Light Urns is located in "The Barn" a 3,500 square foot building on 40838 Sierra Drive in Three Rivers. Stop by for a visit and to see the amazing 11' x 16' mural of a group of Sequoia trees from the park that was painted on the side of the building by mother and daughter team, Jan Wood Harris and Madison Shea Cochran, in May 2011. Just a small part of this beautiful mural is shown here in a photo. The original was taken by local photographer Tyler Fraser, while he was a park employee working on the parks inner restoration. The front of The Barn has a retail store with urns, jewelry keepsakes and caskets for people and pets. In The Light Urns have been offering people and pet memorials to the general public since 2002, on websites www.inthelighturns.com and www.petstorest.com. Besides memorials, they also manufacture, engrave brass and wood memorials, and ship urns and caskets through their parent company United Priority Distributors.
The Frasers are also Business Sponsors of the Sequoia Natural History Association (SNHA), and make the Indian Head Sequoia National Park souvenirs for visitors in the park. These beautifully laser wood engraved replicas are available in a 3' and 1' wall art, refrigerator magnets and a hat pin size too. The SNHA is a nonprofit, educational organization whose profits go directly to the Kings Canyon & Sequoia Natural Park, Devils Post Pile and Kaweah Lake. They work in and with the park. Their employees can be seen at the Crystal Cave, Park Stores, and all Visitors Centers. At all of these locations you will see a Park Ranger working alongside a SNHA employee. SNHA also organizes field trips from the College of the Sequoias, as well as classes on topics such as backpacking and pottery making. They have also organized 50 monuments or places to see.
Seasons Open: Year Round
Men's and women's ADA approved restrooms and access.
Pets are welcome to accompany their owners on a leash.