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What You Should Know about Colorado

Did you realize Colorado is the least regulated state in the United States and anyone can hold themselves out to do this work without training or experience? Unfortunately, this means that many local funeral providers offer substandard services.  However, we at Horan & McConaty have voluntarily adhered to the highest funeral industry standards for more than 112 years. That’s because we are fully committed to excellence.

Because losing a loved one is one of the most difficult challenges you’ll face, it’s important to choose a funeral home you can truly trust. As you search for the right funeral provider, we hope you’ll keep these ten facts in mind:

  1. Because we own and operate our own facilities, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year—and we respond rapidly to requests. It takes other funeral homes days to accomplish what we can achieve in hours.
  2. Not only do we offer fair prices, but we clearly disclose them on our website and in our General Price List. We offer the widest range of options and are confident no one provides the same level of services for less.
  3. Our professional staff procures death certificates quickly, in most cases within five business days from the date of death.
  4. We employ the best, most knowledgeable experts in the industry. Our unsurpassed staff provides kind, caring and professional service.
  5. We offer the finest, most modern and comfortable facilities in the metro area. We encourage you to visit one of our seven beautiful locations and see for yourself.
  6. We own our crematory, located at Parker Road and E. Dartmouth Avenue, and we encourage you to visit for a tour any time. Because our dedicated crematory professionals sign oaths attesting to their personal commitment to our high standards, you can take comfort knowing that your loved one is in good hands.
  7. Horan & McConaty is a family owned funeral provider. While most other local providers are part of a large conglomerate and report to stockholders, we only answer to you—and we offer the level of compassionate care only a family can provide.
  8. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
  9. We offer a top-notch Service Guarantee that assures your satisfaction with us—or your money back.
  10. We own the Cremation Gardens at Rocky Mountain Memorial Park, Denver’s most beautiful, serene location for permanent cremation memorialization. Visitwww.cremationgardens.org for more information.

August 2014 Hospice Caregiver of the Month Award

AugustCaregiver2014Peggy Auten is the winner of the August Hospice Caregiver Award, presented by Horan & McConaty.  She was nominated by Kathy Iwanowski, RN, Optum Hospice & Palliative Care who had the following to say about why she nominated Peggy.

While attending a recent death, the caregiver told me that Chaplain Peggy Auten had a profound effect on our patient earlier that day.  The caregiver noted that whatever Peggy said to the patient at her visit brought him a sense of peace immediately and lasted until he expired.  It was so great to hear this as the family had previously declined a chaplain visit as they were not “religious.”

Kathy Iwanowski, RN
Optum Hospice & Palliative Care

Each monthly Caregiver Award winner will receive a gift card that can be used for whatever the recipient decides and an award.

In January, the Hospice Caregiver of the Year will be announced at a banquet honoring the twelve monthly winners. The Caregiver of the Year will win a trip for two within Colorado.

Do you know a Caregiver? Nominate them today!

September Peace of Mind Dining Events


We invite you to join us as our staff presents information and answers questions about the important topic of advance funeral and/or cremation pre-planning.

Join us for lunch or dinner at any of the below locations. Come for the food and stay for Horan & McCoanty’s presentation on what you can do in advance. Planning in advance is the best way to ensure you “Leave Well.” It’s easier than you think and we can help you get started. Our staff is specially selected and trained to help you and your loved ones through planning a final farewell.

RSVP’s appreciated as space is limited.  Please call 303.743.8804 to register for the date and time that works best for you.

Tuesday, September 16
SE Denver/Aurora (The HeartLight Center) Map & Directions
Noon and 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17
Centennial Map & Directions
Noon and 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 18
North Metro, Thornton Map & Directions
Noon and 6:00 p.m.



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