Why Think Outside the Coffin®?
You do not want a traditional, templated, impersonal Funeral.
You want a completely customized Celebration of Life.
You prefer a bright, uplifting setting for this Celebration of Life.
Anita will happily officiate at any location you select; indoors or outdoors.
Check out these Colorado Venues for Celebrations of Life.
Where are you in your grief journey? Anita meets you there with a calm, compassionate, caring presence. It is an honor and privilege learning about your loved one through you, your family, and friends. Together we connect the stories for an extraordinary Remembrance of their life. It is truly an honor to become part of your family for a brief time and help you create a personalized fitting farewell.
Anita grew up in a large family (9 kids) on a farm in Nebraska. Yes, she is still wondering how her parents raised this many humans and maintained their sanity! Farm life included lots of chores and constantly keeping an eye on the weather. Anita’s Midwestern values (hard work, honesty and integrity) remain at the core of who she is today. In 1979, the mountains were calling, so she moved to Colorado and absolutely loves living here. She enjoys just about everything the Rocky Mountains have to offer in every season.
Anita’s fascination with people’s life stories began in her teens reading Obituaries. She has attended way-too-many, insert-name-here funerals of classmates, close friends and family members. Shocked and saddened that there was no mention of their incredible lives – she set out to bury the boring funeral. Her goal with every Ceremony is to capture the essence of your loved one’s life. Every life is important; everyone leaves a lasting legacy and the final words leave a lasting impact. Anita is a compassionate listener, lifelong learner, professional speaker, writer, researcher, and mixed media artist.
“I can’t even imagine how much more stressful things would have been without you. Multiple friends and family members commented on what a wonderful job you did. Again, I just cannot tell you enough how fantastic it was working with you.”
“Some follow tradition, others create new ones.”- Anita Larson
7 Random Facts
Survived a tornado.
Creative thinker and rule bender.
Forever fascinated by people’s life stories.
In one word, my lasting legacy will be “gratitude”.
Heaven on earth – Rocky Mountain National Park.
Almost a Denver native, since 1979.
On my wish list – “Pageant of the Masters”.