two crematories in operation current on premises
At the Shrine of Remembrance we are proud to serve your family with cremation services like
When you search for cremation in Colorado Springs there are a lot of options. Please
note, not all cremation services in Colorado Springs are what you will expect. For example, all of
our cremations are done on site and you can be assured that your loved one will always be
under our care. Many cremation providers transport your loved one to a remote facility away
from the funeral home where you made the cremation /funeral arrangements. In many
instances, unbeknownst to you, the deceased is transported to another city (Denver or Pueblo)
to be cremated. We only perform cremations for our own client families. Several other funeral homes provide cremations to a multitude of competitors and cremation brokers.
Since 1967, our 50+ years of experience serving the communities of Colorado Springs with
cremations is most transparent in every step of our service. We are not providing cremation
disposal services like many of our cheap 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 gardens and the
interior of our mausoleums.
Most local and out—of—town cremation providers do not own or operate cremation gardens or
columbaria. Some of them don’t even have the basic 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 in 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 3 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 which is the
standard of the industry) or in 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 um
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 are repeatedly told that our Shrine chapel is the
most beautiful funeral home chapel in the state of Colorado. Unlike others who have
limited parking, we have off—street parking for over 200 vehicles surrounded by
beautifully landscaped grounds with 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, but 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 assist you in making 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 at our current
prices when you wish to plan for the future. All Medicaid recipients are welcome and will be served with no compromise.
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 and full catering including liquor is available. Must