Denver Funeral Service Blog
Jewish traditions around death and mourning have everything to do with honoring the deceased, and showing support for the family and friends of the departed. There are several ways these traditions are demonstrated.read more
Our pets become part of the family during their short lives, and their loss can leave a significant hole in our hearts and home. Honoring our pets, and acknowledging our grief over their passing is an important part in healing.read more
Day of the dead or Dia de los Muertos, is a two day celebration beginning on the night of Oct. 31st and running through November 2nd.read more
Nones are a group of people who may be non-religious spiritualists, agnostics, atheists or who don’t identify with a religious denomination.read more
Hospice refers to the specialized care for patients considered terminally ill. It began in 1948 outside of London by Dr. Dame Cicely Saunders.read more
We discussed in another blog the topic of a death party, which, essentially was giving us a method to talk about death, dying and the end of life requests we have. Well we found another organization, Dying Matters, that also works to breach this taboo subject.read more
The steps and process of grief have been defined and yet how people move through the process will look different for everyone. And, even though friends and family mean well, they don’t really understand fully what you are going through because your situation is unique to you. They make offer condolences, helpful and not. But, the relationship you had with the deceased is only understood fully by you.read more
A taphophile is someone who loves cemeteries and funerals, and it can extend to gravestone art and collection of artifacts cemetery related.read more
Green burial and the Environment in Denver Metro
Everything in nature is recycled. Everything that has lived, dies and returns to the soil. A green burial is a way to allow nature to do what it always has done- recycle. It is an earth friendly option that can now be considered when thinking about burial and cremation.read more
Have you ever heard a 21 gun salute given at a military funeral?
The first one I experienced was at the funeral of a WWII flight nurse. She had told me stories of her involvement and I listened, just as I have heard hundreds of stories from veterans and their families.read more
If you are thinking it has to do with vampires or teens with black lipstick, you couldn’t be more wrong.
Death parties are a new trend designed to get families to talk about a typically taboo subject: death.
Are you considering pre-planning your funeral services?
Wondering where to start with funding your final arrangements?
In the funeral business there are a few ways to plan ahead for your own services. It is important to understand these multiple options and make the most educated choice for yourself and your family.
In the past, a funeral was a life tradition that was both necessary and important. Today that isn’t always the case. The number of people who place value on the tradition of funerals is shrinking every year. Over 50% of families describe their feelings towards funeral as “an important tradition in life.” The other half feel they are dispensable and insignificant.read more
For four years of my career I managed a funeral home and cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska called WYUKA.
Wyuka cemetery was chartered by the state of Nebraska in March of 1869. The name Wyuka comes from the Lakota Sioux and means “where he lays down” or “where he rests.” It was originally laid out in the model of Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts est. in 1831 and was to be located three miles from the state capital building.read more
My first position out of mortuary school was in northeast Nebraska with a firm that was started in 1870 and was still run by the great grandson of the founder.read more
Why Cremation? – People choose cremation for a variety of reasons.
Some do so based on environmental considerations. Others have philosophical or religious reasons. Still others choose cremation because they feel it is simpler and less complicated. Whatever the reason, we’re here to help you with any questions you may have regarding cremation.read more
When times are tough, emotions are raw and fresh, lonely is about you and the days flow together like one cloudy dream, those who are there through it all from start to finish, day or night, are the funeral directors, morticians and undertakers, from dawn to dusk and back again, they are there.read more
This is a story I wrote when a young woman was shot at Arapahoe High School.
Our community and state have been and are going through some very painful times.