A direct cremation is inherently the most manageable funeral option, where the cremation takes place in the days immediately following the passing, without a viewing or funeral service beforehand.     

When we refer to the process of making arrangements, we are generally looking for you to provide some basic information for the initial purpose of coordinating transfer into our care and transportation to our facilities.

How to make arrangements

You can make arrangements online or over the phone at any time — our care team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • To make arrangements online in under 15 minutes, complete the form located on the Make Arrangements page.
  • If you have questions or prefer to make the initial arrangements over the phone, don’t hesitate to reach out to our care team for assistance at 1-303-963-5836">1-303-963-5836.
  • Alternatively, you can use our online arrangements tool to make arrangements and pay online today. Click Here to make arrangements and pay online.

Transfer of care and transportation logistics

Once you have completed the arrangements form, you must notify the pickup facility to authorize transfer into our care. We will then arrange for pickup and transportation to our facilities.

  • If your loved one is in a coroner’s office or hospital, this will be during business hours.
  • If they’re in a private residence or nursing home this will be immediate.

Optionally, you may publish an obituary for public notification

As an optional benefit, we welcome you to commemorate the life of your loved one and let others know when and where services will be held by publishing an obituary on our website.


Our direct cremation packages were built to give you comfort in knowing that you’ve got everything you should ever need, in addition to around-the-clock assistance from our fully-licensed care team along the way.

  • Removal into our care**
  • Cremation fee
  • All legal documents required for cremation, provided via our website, including submitting Form 721 notifying Social Security of death.
  • Online Obituary for public notification
  • Marked and labeled basic urn. Other urn options available at an additional cost.
  • Memorial Service held at Church, Graveside or other facility only.

Memorial service includes setup of service and delivery of remains to pre disclosed location. Fee does not include Niche, Single or Family Plot, Mausoleum, Flowers, Name plate or any additional services offered or required by the Cemetery.

*An additional cost of $600.00 will be added for special care for those individuals over 290 lbs.

**If the deceased is not in Denver Metro area other charges could apply such as additional mileage.

Special Considerations

Additional fees may be applied in certain circumstances, as mentioned below. In some cases, these are optional (like for expedited cremations).

Memorial Life Tribute Video$175
Oversize Cremation Container$300
Expedited cremation (optional)$300
Mileage fees (if pickup location is outside Denver Metro area)$3.75
Removal of medical implants (pacemaker, etc.)$75
Special care for individuals over 290 lbs.
Special care requiring two or more assistants$300
Special care for individuals with communicable disease$300
Residential removal
Basic Services of Funeral Director & Staff for Memorial Service$1100
Basic Minimum Preparation$200
Standard Embalming$500
Autopsy Repair$100
Dressing & Cosmetics$200
Use of Facilities for Private Viewing$300
Finger Print Request$75

Certified Copies of Death Certificate

The cost of registering the death and notifying the appropriate agencies is included in the price of cremation. Fees will only apply if you would like to receive one or more certified copies.

First certified copy$20
Additional certified copies$13
Correction fee$95

Return of Ashes

You are welcome to pick up cremated remains during normal business hours at no additional cost. Fees will only apply if you prefer to have them hand-delivered outside the Denver Metro area, or shipped via U.S. registered mail. 

USPS Express Mail Overnight$150
Personal Hand Delivery of Urn Locally$75

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