How to plan or arrange a Funeral or Cremation in Denver, Colorado















 
 
 
 

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Funeral Planning in Denver, Colorado

A funeral is something most of us do not like to think about ahead of time, yet it is inevitable that all of us will face the task of arranging a funeral at some point in our lives.  Because most people have little experience in funeral planning, it is too often a task performed under duress and with little time to thoroughly research funeral homes in Denver.  US Funerals Online aims to help you find a reputable Denver funeral home or cremation provider, whilst ensuring you can save money on your funeral costs.

Denver Cremation Services

The cremation rate in Denver is currently around 70%, so cremation services are a popular choice.  There are now a number of funeral homes in Denver operating their own crematory, which can give families reassurance that their loved one never leaves the care of the funeral home serving them.

The biggest fear for most families is a concern that they are actually getting the remains of their loved one back.  You should rest assured that there are strict codes of operation that govern the cremation of human remains, and these are adhered to in order to ensure that the highest standard of Denver Cremation Services is maintained.

Comparing funeral costs in Denver

‘How much does a funeral cost?’ is a question that more and more families ask these days.  Money may be a bit tight, or families are just more astute in wanting to understand funeral expenses.  Nobody wants to spend unnecessarily, and more people are aware that they can shop around for affordable funeral services in Denver.  The NFDA quote the national average cost of a funeral at $7,755, without any cemetery fees.  However, you can arrange a traditional funeral for around $2,600 if you select a local, low cost funeral services provider in Denver.

Denver Funeral Homes

There are some 20+ funeral homes in Denver, and nearer to 40 funeral homes in the Greater Denver metro area.  Our Denver funeral home directory lists all funeral businesses in zip code order.  This makes it easy for you to identify exactly which funeral homes are located in your area, and compare and review local Denver funeral homes.
Monarch Society - 1534 Pearl St, Denver, Colorado 80203 - Phone: (303) 837-8712
Caldwell-Kirk Mortuary - 2101 Marion St, Denver, Colorado 80205 - Phone: (303) 861-4644
Pipkin Mortuary - 2531 Ogden St, Denver, Colorado 80205 - Phone: (303) 861-4496
Feldman Mortuary Inc - 1673 York St, Denver, Colorado 80206 - Phone: (303) 322-7764
Adams-Carlson Mortuary - 306 South Logan St, Denver, Colorado 80209 - Phone: (303) 722-0325
Trevino Mortuary - 300 South Logan St, Denver, Colorado 80209 - Phone: (303) 744-6113
Horan & McConaty Funeral Service - 3020 Federal Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80211 - Phone: (303) 477-1625
Chaffee Park Funeral Home - 4750 Tejon St, Denver, Colorado 80211 - Phone: (303) 964-8533
Funeraria Latina - 2406 Federal Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80211 - Phone: (303) 458-8331
Olinger Mortuaries - 2950 Umatilla St, Denver, Colorado 80211 - Phone: (303) 458-8357
Olinger Moore Howard Chapel - 4345 W 46th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80212 - Phone: (303) 433-6425
Alternative Funeral & Cremation Service - 1895 Wadsworth Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80215 - Phone: (303) 778-1117
Trujillo Funeral Home Inc - 4036 Morrison Rd, Denver, Colorado 80219 - Phone: (303) 922-6279
Olinger Magnolia Chapel - 6601 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80220 - Phone: (303) 480-8555
Olinger Hampden Mortuary & Cemetery - 8600 E Hampden Ave, Denver, Colorado 80231 - Phone: (303) 771-4636
Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery - 7777 W 29th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80033 - Phone: (303) 233-4611
Olinger Wadsworth Chapel - 7495 W 29th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80033 - Phone: (303) 480-8500
Horan & McConaty Funeral Service - 1091 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80246 - Phone: (303) 757-1238
Always With You Funeral Services - 1338 S Valencia St Unit 125, Denver, Colorado 80247 - Phone: (303) 283-1700
Fairmount Mortuary - 430 S Quebec St, Denver, Colorado 80247 - Phone: (303) 399-0697

Comparing Cremation services and costs in Denver

The cost for a cremation in Denver is competitive as cremation is such a popular choice.  You do need to ensure you compare like-for-like when you compare Denver cremation services, as not all Denver crematories will include the same services in a cremation package.

A complete direct cremation can be arranged in Denver for $795.00.  This will include everything except the death certificate.  There are some direct cremation companies in Denver that may offer a cheaper cremation, however, do be careful to choose a provider who can meet your needs.  The direct cremation companies may not be able to offer viewings or services, which is often why they can maintain low cremation prices.

Purchasing cremation merchandise in Denver

A basic cremation package generally will include a temporary container for the cremated remains.  You can opt for a cremation package that includes a cremation urn for an additional fee, or you can purchase a cremation urn separately.  You can buy cremation urns from a funeral home, or from online cremation merchandise suppliers.  You can often purchase urns online from as little as $30.00.

These days there are so many options as to what you can do with cremated remains that you may not want to store them in a cremation urn.  You have various options for scattering ashes or converting ashes into items such as jewelry, wind chimes, birdbaths or ammunition.

Green burials in Denver

Green burials, otherwise referred to as natural burials or eco-burials, are another alternative option in Denver.  With such beautiful countryside, it is a very natural and organic method by which to arrange a disposition.  The deceased is interred without any artificial preservation and in a natural linen, bamboo or wooden container in designated green ‘space’ or memorial woodland or meadow.

There are 3 green burial sites serving Denver:

  • Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439
  • Prairie Wilderness Cemeteries, P.O.Box 4711, Boulder, Colorado 80306
  • Crestone Cemetery, 108 West Galena Ave, Crestone CO 81131

Funeral regulation and licensing in Denver

The Colorado Funeral Directors Association [CFDA] is a voluntary association that advances the funeral profession and offers voluntary education and training. The Denver Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association [DMFDA] is a district of the CFDA that represents funeral homes in the Denver metro area.

Colorado Mortuary Science Code, C.R.S. 12-54-101, covers the practice of funeral service and DORA [Division of Regulatory Agencies] has a program of Funeral Home and Crematory Registration, and their activities include regulating funeral homes and crematories in Denver.  It is their aim to encourage good practice and enforce disciplinary action against any funeral establishments who violate the Mortuary Science Code or Program rules.  They can be reached at: 1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, Denver, CO 80202  Phone: (303) 894-7693

Expert Author: Sara J. Marsden

Sara is the Editor in Chief for US Funerals Online and has been researching and writing about the death care industry in the US for the last 5 years.

Resources:
Funeral Homes in Colorado
Colorado funeral planning guide
Revised:  05/28/2013
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