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Meet Advance Planning Advisor Juan Moreno

Juan Moreno is an Advance Planning Advisor at Horan & McConaty’s Central Denver location where you can find him assist families daily with their preplanning needs.

What does “Live Well” mean to you?  I volunteer as a teacher and love watching the little ones grow. (I have a 2 year old.)

Why is it so important to preplan? Planning and paying for your funeral in advance offers you peace of mind knowing your final goodbye will be easier for the people you care about most.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty? At Horan & McConaty we truly care and we really are a part of the community.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? We care that our families are treated with dignity, respect, and honesty.

Call Juan today to start the conversation.  He can be reached at 303-743-8804 or if you’d prefer you can email him at jmoreno@horancares.com.

Cremation Standards at Horan & McConaty

Safe and secure for your peace of mind.

Discover peace of mind with our superior cremation services. When you choose Horan & McConaty for cremation, you’ll take comfort knowing that your loved one will always be in our staff’s compassionate, capable hands. Because we offer cremations at our very own crematory, your loved one never leaves the shelter of our expert care. Our certified, trained professionals handle every step of the cremation process with dignity and respect.

Personal inspections

Additionally, we are the region’s first crematory to encourage each family’s personal inspection of our facilities. We also offer a special viewing room located next to our crematory for those who wish to be present for the start of the cremation.

To learn more or schedule a tour of secure crematory, call 303-745-4418.

A Conversation with Paul Dwyer

Paul Dwyer is an Advance Planning Advisor at Horan & McConaty’s Parker Road facility. He has been in the funeral profession for five years.

What does “Live Well” mean to you?  Living well means using the gifts God gave me to be the best father, husband and friend possible.

What should people should know about you? I am a very artistic, compassionate and humorous person that wants what is best for your family.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty?We are a long time reputable company that is superior to all others in our industry.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? When you need someone to take care of your family in the worst moments of their lives, our compassion and professionalism is second to none in the Denver metro area.

Call Paul today to start the conversation.  He can be reached at 303-743-8804 or if you’d prefer you can email him at pdwyer@horancares.com.

A Conversation with Vicki Hook

Vicki Hook is an Advanced Planning Advisor at our Centennial location near County Line and Holly.  She has served in this role for eight years and meets with people every day to help them plan their final wishes.  Here’s what she had to say about living well and being prepared.

How do you live well?   I am a volunteer at Copper Mountain Ski Area and serve on the board of the Colorado Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  I am also a golfer, gardener, bicyclist, and book club member.

What do you feel is the most important reason for someone to plan ahead?   Your wishes will be honored and your family doesn’t have to wonder if they made the right decisions for you.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty?  We are family- owned and the most preferred funeral homes and crematories in the Denver area.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty?  Because you only have one chance for your funeral or memorial – choose wisely and select the best.

Call Vicki today to start the conversation.  She can be reached at 303-221-0030 or if you’d prefer you can email her at vhook@horancares.com.

Meet Tom Folkert

Thomas Folkert is the Vice President- Advance Planning at Horan & McConaty. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan and is a Certified Pre-planning Consultant. Tom has been in funeral service for 37 years.  Here’s what he had to say about living well and being prepared.

What does “Live Well” mean to you? I am active in my church and serve on the board of the St. Martin’s Chamber Choir. I enjoy exploring new sites in the Greater Denver area.

What is the most important thing families should know about you? I am passionate about the delivery of a quality funeral service. My family has been in this profession for over 100 years, and I am proud to be a part of it.

Why is it so important to preplan? Life takes many turns.  There are many things we need in life; transportation, food, lodging, the love of a family and unfortunately, someday, we will all need a funeral.  It’s important to make decisions with the one’s you love, when you have the resources to do so.  Decisions made together are more sound than decisions made after someone is gone.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty? I wish families could understand the dignity and respect that is shown by our care center and crematory staff in every case.  The level of professionalism here is unsurpassed.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? When they deal with Horan & McConaty they can be assured that they are dealing with people who have the highest ethical standards.

Call Tom today to start the conversation.  He can be reached at 303-743-8804 or if you’d prefer you can email him at tfolkert@HoranCares.com.

Compassionate Professional Michael Wellensiek

Michael Wellensiek is the Vice President/Director of Immediate Need Operations & Funeral Director at our SW Denver/Lakewood location. He received a BS from Wayne State College and an AS from Kansas City Kansas School of Mortuary Science. He has been in funeral service for 21 years.

What does “Live Well” mean to you? I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and participation in our faith community.

What is the most important thing families should know about you? I strive to be a lifelong learner and make important differences in the lives of those around me.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty? We strive to make a difference for those we serve and each other.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? We are genuine and we care.

Compassionate Professional Christine Sandoval

Christine Sandoval is the Office Manager at our South Metro location. She is a graduate the University of Northern Colorado, Community College of Denver, Emily Griffith Opportunity School, and Arapahoe Community College.  Christine is a Certified Mortuary Science Practitioner and has been in funeral service for four years.

What does “Live Well” mean to you? I recently became a new Mom and that tops the list, but in addition I live well by sleeping, shopping, traveling, reading and dancing.

What is the most important thing families should know about you? I have had to make funeral arrangements for practically my entire family. I have an intangible quality of being able to help people through one of the most trying times in their lives.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty? We are family owned and we stand by it.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? If you want to be treated like family, this is where you should be.

 

Compassionate Professional James Moon

James Moon is the Location Manager and Funeral Director at our North Metro location. He graduated from the American University with a BA in Anthropology and from St. Petersburg College in Funeral Services.  Jim has been in funeral service for 18 years and is a licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer in the State of Florida, as well as holding Colorado’s voluntary certification of Certified Mortuary Science Practitioner.

What does “Live Well” mean to you? I spend time with my family and travel.

What is the most important thing families should know about you? I care deeply for the families I serve and each day we are here to make a difference in their lives.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty? We strive to exceed each family’s expectations, with dignity, care and compassion.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? It’s a way to care for your own family by bringing them to us and letting us help.

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