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Can the Canned Music

Music often adds an extra special dimension to a Life Celebration and it breaks up the speaking. If you are choosing to have the Funeral, Memorial or Celebration of Life at a mortuary then the Funeral Director may ask which songs you would like played for your loved...

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Soccer Loving Grandma

The funeral home was not large enough to hold the hundreds of people who attended this uplifting Life Celebration. People were standing in the aisles, hallways, foyers and the long lines extended outdoors. We kept the doors open and turned up the speakers so they...

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Mourner of One

Brad’s mother transitioned from this life at the age of 95 after a long illness.  She told her sons she wanted to be cremated and no funeral service. It was two days before her Birthday and Brad was uncertain what to do with his grief. He felt strongly that his Mother...

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Remembering My Dad

On October 27, 2008, I got the dreaded, tearful phone call that my Dad was gone.  His journey with cancer was over. Throughout all the treatments, hospital stays, and doctor visits he remained positive and kind. He didn’t complain or grumble about what was happening...

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Officiating as Princess Zelda

Sam was artsy-smartsy-creative and amazingly talented!  He made all his own costumes and masks to be on display at the funeral home. We are asking everyone to come dressed in costume as their favorite character. He loved The Legend of Princess Zelda video game. This...

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An Infant Life Celebration

A brief life deserves the same recognition as someone who has lived a hundred years or more. Before this little baby was born, her parents and family had hopes and dreams for who she would become. Her older brother was excited to welcome his baby sister with hugs and...

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A Fifteen Minute Funeral

Charles wanted a 15-minute Funeral for his Dad who died suddenly while mowing the lawn. “My Dad hated funerals, my Mom hates funerals and I’m not crazy about ‘em either. I know we have to have one, but can you keep it to 15 minutes? And at the graveside, let’s make...

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Ash Scattering in Estes Park

Did you know that in the State of Colorado we have more cremated remains stored in our homes than almost any other state? While cremation seems to be the popular trend over burial – there is often little thought going into what becomes of our cremains. It may be a...

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Go Broncos! Pub Portrait, and No Pants Please!

His home away from home was a popular pub in downtown Denver where he was a regular seven days a week. True to his Irish heritage, his drink of choice was a Guinness that he drank from his very own mug engraved with his name. Roger’s chair at the bar has a plaque with...

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A Son’s Love from Prison

Her only child was in prison and she died with her two best friends by her side. Laura was a prominent businesswoman in Colorado who seemed to have everything going for her. A successful company with dedicated employees and a genuine passion for her work. Those close...

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The Stories of Her Life

Glenna’s idea of heaven was being surrounded by books and cats. It was quite appropriate for her Life Celebration to be held in the library where she volunteered upon retirement. She didn’t have any living family and she wasn’t married. Her friends were her family and...

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Remembering Them

Celebrating a Birthday Instead of doing something on the day he died, our family chooses to celebrate his life on his Birthday. Each year we do something different together that Ben liked to do. We’ve been zip-lining, snowmobiling, rock climbing and last year we went...

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