Upright Granite Monuments
Standard Die and Base
Shaped Die and Base
Upright memorials can be used for one person or
several people depending on size and style.  We
have upright memorials available in several colors
in-stock and can special order other colors.
Upright Monuments or Memorials are sometimes referred to as a die and base.  These
memorials use two or more pieces to create the memorial, placing pieces on a base to lift the
memorial and add protection.  The top stone or stones are sealed to the base to prevent
movement and the base sits firmly on a concrete foundation.  These memorials present the
most options to express your loved one without the cost of purchasing a special fabricated
Custom Granite Memorial such as a sculpture, they stay cleaner, are more easily read, and are
easier to locate in the cemetery.  The disadvantages are that they can be pushed over and the
seal between the pieces will need to be maintained (normal life of the seal is 50 to 100 years).

Some cemeteries require a border around the base to aide in mowing by keeping the grass
back, learn more on our
Selecting a Cemetery page.
Shaped upright memorials are designed for use
for one person or several people depending on
size and style, hearts are a common style.  We
have shaped memorials available in several
colors in-stock and can special order other colors.
Cuetara-Hile
Memorial Center
(814) 765-7776  Toll Free 1-877-544-0171