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Cremation Options

A meaningful service can provide comfort when cremation is the choice. At Horan & McConaty, we help you arrange the gathering you desire at the appropriate time. Cremation, in fact, presents unique opportunities regarding the type of service and memorial.

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Cremation Services

Our cremation services help provide families in the Denver and Aurora areas with peace of mind, and a memorial service or celebration of life can be a significant source of comfort. We will help you arrange a gathering that honors your loved one in a personalized and meaningful way.

Each option below includes the basic services of a funeral director and staff, pick up and transfer of the deceased, cremation at our own crematory and crematory fee, and can be customized to meet your unique needs and budget.

Traditional Cremation

A full service with ceremonial casket and cremation to follow. Includes embalming and other preparations, dressing and casketing, viewing, funeral ceremony, ceremonial casket, cremation container, and 10% savings toward The Cremation Gardens.

Cremation with Memorial Service 

Cremation without a viewing, followed by a commemorative gathering. Includes memorial ceremony, cremation container and urn, with the option to add pre-cremation identification. This option includes a 10% savings toward The Cremation Gardens.

Cremation with Reception

Cremation with memorial reception in our reception center. Includes use of one of our six facilities for a gathering with family and friends, a memorial video from photos you supply, any music you prefer, and options for a cremation container and urn. This option includes a 10% savings toward The Cremation Gardens.

Self-Directed Memorial Cremation

Cremation without a viewing with a ceremony arranged by the family. Includes professionally produced DVD memorial tribute, memorial package, and an allotment for floral tributes. This option includes a 10% savings toward The Cremation Gardens.

Non-Ceremonial Cremation

Direct cremation without a viewing or ceremony, with options for an alternative cremation container. This option includes a 10% savings toward The Cremation Gardens.

Memorial Graveside Services

Cremation with burial of remains and service at the cemetery. Includes use of professional vehicle to cemetery for urn, funeral director and staff for graveside service, and options for cremation container and urn, memorial products, and catered reception as selected.

A Final Resting Place 

There are several ways to memorialize your loved one after cremation and create a permanent place to return to remember and reflect.


No matter what type of cremation services you choose, you can have peace of mind knowing that we adhere to the highest standards of cremation integrity. Because Colorado does not regulate or inspect crematories, we have created our own Cremation Code of Ethics that assure your loved one is treated with dignity and respect. And because we are one of the few mortuaries in our area to operate our own on-site crematory, you can rest assured knowing that your loved one will never leave our care.


Cremation is an irreversible process. Where there is human involvement, there will always be the potential for human error. This can apply to hospital, coroner, and mortuary staff. To be safe and sure, for your peace of mind and ours, we highly recommend a positive identification of the deceased before cremation. In our memorial service and direct cremation option, there is no Embalming and only a limited time that the deceased may be transferred out of refrigeration and identified (refrigeration or Embalming are required by state law 24 hours after death – CRS 12-54-111). We provide two different cremation viewing options.

Outdoor above ground columbarium niches.

Outdoor Niches

The cremated remains of your loved one can be safely held in one of our above-ground columbarium niches.

Overhead view of cremation gardens.

You may scatter your loved one’s cremated remains freely into our ossuary located within a dedicated, natural environment. We invite you to take a tour of our Cremation Gardens®.

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In-Ground Placement

The urn may be placed in a family plot.

Memorial bench on cemetery grounds.

Inscribe your loved one’s name and message on a tree plaque, park bench or other special memorial. We also offer custom urns and keepsakes to provide meaningful connection.

Cremation Resources

Explore The Cremation Gardens®

To tour the Cremation Gardens or learn more about memorial options, please contact us at Horan & McConaty.

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