Why is Having an Onsite Crematory Important?

Your deceased family member never leaves our care
We are among the very few mortuaries to operate our own crematory inside our clean and secure facility. It is important to understand that Colorado is the only state without licensing or inspections of crematories which allows anyone with little or no qualifications to offer cremation from garages, industrial warehouses, contract crematories, and the like.

We cremate only one person at a time
It takes more effort to ensure that the cremation is handled with care, dignity, and high standards. To assure your loved one is being cared for appropriately, we adhere to a rigid 14 Point Pre-Cremation Checklist and involve two staff members in every cremation process. Staff members sign an oath attesting to their commitment to our high standards. These signed oaths are on display in the public area adjacent to our crematory.

Your personal inspection is encouraged
We are the region's first crematory to encourage your personal inspection. We are the first to offer a special viewing room located next to our crematory to facilitate those who wish to be present for the start of the cremation process.

Our staff members are certified
We are members of the Cremation Association of North America, which provides advanced certifications to our staff. We strictly adhere to a Cremation Code of Ethics, an assurance to you of our commitment to dignity and honesty.

Understanding the cremation process
Cremation is the process of reducing the body of the deceased to fragments of bone by way of heat and flame. We prefer to say "cremated remains" rather than "ashes" because we believe that the term "ashes" can be misleading. Our funeral directors or crematory staff can explain the consistency of cremated remains in as much detail as you prefer. If you are considering scattering we would recommend you ask us to prepare you for what you will see. If the deceased is Jewish, Christian Orthodox, Muslim, or Roman Catholic, you may wish to consult clergy or our staff for guidance. For example, the Catholic Church strongly advocates the presence of the body – not the cremated remains – for the Funeral Mass with cremation to take place later. The Catholic Church does not accept scattering. Our Cremation Authorization form goes into some detail in explaining the cremation process, our policies and procedures. You will receive a copy of the completed form.

Cremation Code of Ethics
It’s important to know your rights and understand the cremation process. Learn more about our commitment to providing the highest standard of care.

If you have questions or concerns about cremation, call us at 303-745-4418.