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Finding a Reputable Funeral and Cremation Provider in Rifle, CO


A death in the family can be a heartbreaking experience. Families that are faced with such a situation are sometimes unsure how to carry on. Who should they trust to help them with the overwhelming task of planning and conducting a funeral service? How can they find out? Here are a few things every family should consider as they look for funeral and cremation services in Rifle, CO.


Full-Service Funeral Home


You’ll want to find a service provider that can handle all of the family’s needs and the wishes of the deceased about their funeral service, if those wishes are known. Not every funeral home is qualified or capable of providing every service a family may need. Before engaging a funeral provider for help, it’s a good idea to find out if they will be able to handle any unique service requests that your family may have.


Licensed Funeral Director with Experience


In Colorado, funeral homes are not currently required to be fully licensed practitioners in the industry. This means that some funeral homes are only qualified to provide limited service offerings. You’ll want to be sure the funeral home you choose to work with has an experienced funeral director that is fully licensed by an accredited institution. It is also helpful if the funeral home is affiliated with reputable industry associations that ensure their members hold themselves to the highest ethical standards.


As you hold your initial conversation with a funeral director you are considering to work with, take note of how they make you feel. Are they caring and compassionate? Do they make you feel comfortable? Are they listening to you and helping you plan and design the funeral that your family needs? Are they capable of handling any cultural or faith-related requirements you want to include in the service? What is their experience with the type of services you are requesting?


Personalization of Funeral and Cremation Services in Rifle, CO


When you choose the right funeral home, they will take the time to get to know your family and to learn more about the deceased. They will try to understand who your loved one was, what was important to them, what they were passionate about. The funeral director will try to learn the unique details about the deceased that made them a special part of your family.


Once they understand the important details about your loved one, they will be able to help you personalize the service in a way that many funeral homes will not do. The best funeral and cremation providers in Rifle, CO will assist you in planning and conducting a funeral service that will be rich with meaning and comfort.


As part of the planning process, your family will need to make some decisions about how they want the service to unfold. There is no one size fits all approach to funeral planning, so your family will need to discuss and decide what specific funeral services your family wants on behalf of your lost loved one. These decisions may include things such as:


  • Burial: When a family needs this service, our professional staff will coordinate and oversee the respectful internment of the deceased after a funeral service has occurred.

  • Cremation: This service option is becoming a preferred choice for many families. Cremation is less expensive than a traditional earth burial and is more eco-friendly.

  • Cremation with a Service: Families that wish to gather for a memorial after the deceased has been cremated can be accommodated.

  • Direct Cremation: If financial means are limited, families who need after life care for a loved one may benefit from this option. The deceased is respectfully removed from their place of passing by our qualified professionals and taken directly to the crematorium for dispositioning. The ashes of the deceased are then returned to their family.

  • Memorial Jewelry: Families may wish to keep a small part of their loved one close by having the deceased’s ashes included in the creation of a beautiful piece of jewelry.

  • Pre-needs: Preplanning and paying for a funeral service is a thoughtful act of love. It minimizes the financial burden and emotional stress on the family that remains.

  • Funeral Services: Traditional and alternative funeral services of all kinds can be planned and carried out according to the family and deceased’s wishes.


Brown's Cremation & Funeral Service is a full service, fully licensed funeral home with compassionate and dedicated support staff. We are committed to helping the families of our community during the difficult time that death can bring. If your family has suffered the loss of a loved one and needs funeral and cremation care in Rifle, CO, call us today for a conversation about how we can be of service to you. You can find us at 904 N 7th St, Grand Junction, CO 81501, or call our service line at (970) 255-8888

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