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How to Select a Funeral and Cremation Provider in Montrose, CO


When a loved one passes away, many families are unsure what the next steps are that need to be taken. What is the right course of action to take? It’s a valid question. Thankfully, death is not something most people encounter every day, so it makes sense that these questions would arise whenever it does. Brown's Cremation & Funeral Service is an experienced provider of funeral and cremation services in Montrose, CO. If you’ve had a death in the family, we suggest you call emergency services to report the death. Then it is completely appropriate to call us to ask a funeral home about the next steps.


But how do you know what funeral home will best serve the needs of your family and the deceased? Consider the following ideas to help you find the right provider for you:


Experience and Licensing


In Colorado, funeral service companies are not required to be fully licensed to practice in the afterlife care industry. Some funeral homes are more than happy to take your money and haphazardly perform the requested services without appropriate training or facilities. This circumstance can result in less than ideal service outcomes for families, who are simply looking for support during a time of grief and emotional difficulty. Be sure you verify the funeral home is fully licensed and credentialed with a reputable industry association before you engage them for services.


During an interview, it’s also a good idea to ask about the funeral director’s experience. Does their expertise lend well to the funeral services your family would like to plan? Can their services be designed to meet your families cultural or faith traditions? Are they giving you their detailed attention? Are they easy to work with, showing compassion and understanding as you are working through the emotions of the situation? Take note of these things in your mind as you are looking for a qualified funeral and cremation provider in Montrose, CO to help your family in their time of need.


Full Service Funeral and Cremation Services in Montrose, CO


A full-service funeral home can help you to customize a funeral or memorial with a wide array of options. Some less than full-service providers specialize in just a handful of offerings. It can limit the kind of commemorative service you can hold on behalf of your lost loved one. Make sure the home you select can meet your family’s needs.


Brown's Cremation & Funeral Service is a full-service funeral home providing families in the community with the following service options:


  • Direct Cremation: We believe that every family deserves access to afterlife care. Direct cremation allows a family of limited financial means this access. Our team can remove the deceased’s body from their place of death and transport them straight to the crematorium. After cremation, the ashes are given to the family.

  • Cremation: This is a growing trend in alternative funeral service care. The service is less costly than a traditional embalmment and burial. It is also considered to be more earth friendly.

  • Cremation with a Service: For those families who wish to hold a memorial service after cremation of their loved one’s remains, we can plan and coordinate a meaningful gathering to help your family say goodbyes.

  • Burial: Our professionals can oversee the care and internment of the deceased.

  • Memorial Jewelry: For those families who select cremation services, our funeral home works with a local master jewelry maker to fashion beautiful works that include the ash of the deceased. If you have a desire to have a keepsake to keep your loved one close, this is a beautiful option to consider.

  • Pre-needs: Funerals are hard on families. It is truly an act of love and kindness for an individual to preplan and pay for their funeral services well before they are needed. The stress and burden of the surviving family are significantly reduced.

  • Funeral Services: A timeless tribute to the deceased that many people still find great meaning in. A full service may include a viewing, funeral, and graveside ceremony. If only a partial service is needed, this too can be customized to meet the needs of a gathered family.


Customization of a Funeral Service


Family and friends often come from all across the country to remember and to say their last goodbyes. Your family and friends will take comfort as they honor the life of the deceased in a way that is meaningful, and personal. They will remember the stories, experiences, accomplishments, hardships, triumphs, hopes and dreams of their fallen loved one.


At Brown's Cremation & Funeral Service, we provide funeral and cremation services in Montrose, CO to help guide families through the planning process. Our goal is to help them create a truly memorable and personalized occasion. Call us to explore how we can assist your family. We are located at 904 N 7th St, Grand Junction, CO 81501. Our phone number is (970) 255-8888.

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