the first crematory in colorado springs since 1967 at the main chapel mausoleum
two crematories in operation currently on-premises

Cremation Services

At the Shrine of Remembrance, we are proud to serve your family with cremation services like no other.

Please note all Medicaid recipients are welcome and will be served with no compromise. Click here to learn more about our Medicaid services.

There are many choices when you search for cremation options and the cost of cremation in Colorado Springs. Please note, not all cremation services in Colorado Springs are what you will expect. When looking at low-cost cremations, it is important to understand what you are paying for. Many cremation providers transport your loved one to a remote facility away from the funeral home where you made the cremation arrangements. Some direct cremation providers even operate out of their homes. In many instances, unbeknownst to you, the deceased is transported to another city (Denver or Pueblo) to be cremated.

On the other hand, all of our cremations are done on-site at our personal crematoriums, and you can be assured that your loved one will always be under our professional care. We only perform cremations for our own client families. Several other funeral homes provide cremations to a multitude of competitors and cremation brokers. The Shrine of Remembrance offers a free niche space for the inurnment of cremains exclusively for first responders and veteran cremations. The Shrine of Remembrance has been serving veterans since 1967, and we feel honored to serve our nation’s veterans and their families in their time of need. Furthermore, the Shrine of Remembrance has cremation options like no other. For example, we offer beautifully landscaped cremation gardens for scattering of cremains and exclusive design family estate niche columbariums (for up to 6 family members) made throughout from imported everlasting granite for placement of cremated remains. 

We offer magnificent all granite veterans columbariums (we don’t use concrete slabs on the top or bottom of the columbarium) crowned with patriotic statuary. Most of our columbariums are also surrounded by meticulously landscaped gardens with Liberty fountains, waterfalls, gazebos, tables, and chairs, unlike what you will see and experience at the Colorado Springs National Veterans Cemetery.

With all due respect, the difference in appearance and convenience to your family is night and day.

Seeing is believing. Please call 719-634-1597 to make an appointment to tour with one of our directors to learn more about the all-inclusive services we provide. There is no obligation. 

Enriching Cremation with the Legacy Your Family Deserves

Sentiment Stating not to Scatter or Divide Cremated Remains and to instead place them inn a mausoleum niche or cemetery.
The “One Final Gift” sentiment above supports the decree from the Catholic Church regarding not scattering or dividing cremated remains and instead placing them in their entirety in a blessed place in a mausoleum niche or cemetery.
Columbarium in Colorado Springs for Placement of Cremated Remains after Cremation
The two Pope St. John Paul II Memorial Columbariums with their life-sized statues are in our Main Chapel Mausoleum and our new Olympian Legacy Gardens. Seeing is believing. They are most inspiring.

We have many meaningful choices for the permanent placement of cremated remains. We offer over 30 separate, most-impressive, indoor and garden columbaria, all for substantially less $ than what is available from many cemeteries and religious institutions. Our affordable legacy cremation services ($1,595) have been the same for over 14 years. Until recently, an upstanding local funeral home was charging over $3,000 for simple cremation and did so for many years.

Song of Mary Columbarium in Colorado Springs for Placement of Cremated Remains after Cremation
Father Paul Wicker, formerly of Holy Apostles Catholic Church, the celebrant for a blessing at our newest Song of Mary Columbarium with a total capacity of 1080 urns (serving all Christian faiths)

For a limited time when you choose to honor your family’s legacy with memorialization at the Shrine of Remembrance, not only will you have the best value, but you can also save $ (over 63% of what you would pay for niches at St. Mary’s Cathedral and/or the Mount St. Francis Columbariums, and for most others). 

With us, you will invest $6,000 for the placement of cremains for up to 6 family members in one large estate niche, or $3,000 for up to 3 family members in a smaller niche, both in our new Song of Mary Columbarium. Our price includes not only the niche but the best perpetual care and personalized memorial plaques (the names and photos of your loved ones will be on an everlasting, porcelain tile with a cameo photo in a proprietary bronze-framed plaque on the front of the niche).

The Mount St. Francis Columbariums will charge you $16,500 for 6 individual niches for the cremains of 6 family members or $8,250 for 3 separate niches for the cremains of 3 family members. Their price includes perpetual care, inscription on the granite, and opening/closing.

Costas Cares...

   When you invest in our premium, up to 6-person, large estate niche, we will also provide the first $1,595 cremation at no charge, or if you choose to invest in an up to 3-person estate niche, we will provide a discounted, complete cremation for one person for only $1,000, resulting in an unprecedented total savings of $12,095 for up to 6 people or $5,845 for up to 3 family members. Ask us about our friendly non-interest payments for up to 48 months for as low as $62.50 per month.

“Having closure and peace of mind never felt so good…”
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From all of us, your family’s legacy comes first.

Since 1967, our fifty-plus years of experience serving Colorado Springs with cremations is most transparent in every step of our service. We are not providing cremation disposal services like many of our cremation competitors. We offer several meaningful options to provide dignity and closure for your family to honor your loved one. We don’t try to sell you things or services you don’t need. See photos of our beautifully landscaped grounds and facilities, as well as the everlasting columbaria featured throughout our perpetually maintained gardens and the interior of our mausoleums.

Most local and out-of-town cremation brokers do not own or operate a crematory, cremation gardens, or columbaria. Some of them don’t even have the necessary death care facilities for the services you will need. Should you choose to have closure and memorialize your loved one elsewhere, in many instances, they would discourage you from coming to visit our all-inclusive facilities for fear that you would learn the difference. We don’t mind you visiting any of our competitors.

There are three distinct options available to you when you choose cremation:

1) Direct Cremation — Direct Cremation does not require embalming, casketing, or dressing of the deceased. Cremation will take place only after the death certificate has been completed by a doctor and/or coroner, the disposition permit has been obtained from the health department, and the cremation authorization form has been signed by the closest next of kin. Cremation takes place in a combustible container. The cremated remains (cremains) will be placed in either a standard utility urn (a strong plastic box that is the industry’s standard) or an urn that the family has selected. Cremains may then be returned to the family, or they may be placed in a columbarium niche. We have many urn and niche options available to suit your needs. Scattering is also offered in our beautiful Rose Gardens, and bronze plaques are optional for memorialization.

2) Immediate Cremation with Memorial Service to Follow — This is similar to the above option, except that the family chooses to plan a memorial service with the cremains present in the urn for the final ceremony. Most people choose our “America the Beautiful” Chapel for the services. We can seat 200 people in the main chapel and another 125 in overflow areas of our mausoleum. We are repeatedly told that our Shrine chapel is the most beautiful funeral home chapel in the state of Colorado. Unlike others with limited parking, we have off-street parking for over 200 vehicles surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds with soothing water features, including museum-quality statuary.

3) Traditional Funeral Followed by Cremation — This option allows you to plan for a traditional funeral service. The body is embalmed, cosmetized, dressed, and placed in a beautiful ceremonial casket. When our exclusive Spartan Cremation Bed is utilized, you will not need to purchase an expensive casket. Instead, we will offer you a choice of luxurious ceremonial caskets (valued at up to $4000) for the viewing and funeral service. This alone will save your family several thousand dollars. After the funeral service, the deceased is removed from the ceremonial casket and placed in a combustible container for cremation. These three options are guidelines for making at-need cremation arrangements. Our funeral directors will help you make selections that will provide your family with closure and peace of mind. You can also pre-arrange any of the above options to freeze the cost of your cremation and other professional services at our current prices when you wish to plan for the future.

Ask us about our Celebration of Life services offered through our very elegant Olympian Plaza.

Reception and Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd., directly across the street from the funeral home. It is licensed for up to 300 people with off-street parking for over 200 cars, and full catering, including liquor, is available. 

Cremation Planning

Funeral pre-arrangements and preferences for services after your loved ones passing are a highly personal matter.

Making pre-arrangements allows you to make your wishes known. You will help your loved ones through the grieving process by reducing their stress during a difficult time and decreasing the amount of decisions regarding what you would have wanted. Also, pre-planning will grant you a significant discount as you will lock in our current prices for cremation and all other professional services, saving you all future inflation. This allows you to obtain the best-dignified cremation services available at an affordable price. The Shrine of Remembrance is the most prestigious funeral home in the state of Colorado, and we are prepared to professionally take care of the cremation of your loved one with dignity.

When you compare, there is no comparison. From its flawless service to the effortless access to amenities, the stately Shrine of Remembrance funeral home and mausoleums reigns supreme. All of our facilities are maintained through an irrevocable, perpetual care trust fund in accordance with Colorado law to transcend through the ages.

Seeing is believing. Please call 719-634-1597 or visit to learn more about the services we provide.

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Shrine of Remembrance
America the Beautiful Chapel
Funeral Home, Mausoleum, And 2 On Premise Crematories
Off-Street Parking for over 200 Vehicles
(walk-ins welcome)

(719) 634-1597
1730 E. Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Shrine of Remembrance North
Vista Grande Chapel
(by appointment only)

(719) 599-3331
5440 North Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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