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Compassionate Professional Jennifer McBride

Jennifer McBride, MA, FT, DM is a Vice President at Horan and McConaty. She attended Parsons School of Design and St. Thomas Theological Seminary.  Jennifer has a Masters in Pastoral Ministry and is a Fellow in Thanatology, an advanced practice distinction from the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She has been in funeral service for 17 years.

What does “Live Well” mean to you?  Enjoying our granddaughters, camping, hiking, getting “grounded” in the beauty of nature and the beautiful state of Colorado, live music and cooking!

What is the most important thing families should know about you? What a privilege it is to be invited into such sacred times in their lives.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty?We have the most caring, capable and compassionate staff family of any funeral service company.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? They will receive the best care possible, at the time of services and long after.

Compassionate Professional Lyman Wheeler

Lyman Wheeler is the Location Manager & Funeral Director at our South Denver location. He is a graduate of Wichita State University in Wichita, KS and Central State University in Edmond, OK.  Lyman is a Kansas Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and has been in funeral service for 30 years.

What does “Live Well” mean to you? I spend a great deal of time with my dogs and my friends (in that order.) I invest a lot of time at the gym, biking, and running.

What is the most important thing families should know about you? As a former funeral home owner, my commitment to each family’s overall experience, and to their wishes, is greater than they would expect.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty? Families should know that Horan & McConaty is a place where the “right thing” is always done, without question. Making a difference in people’s lives is much more than just a motto here.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? A funeral experience is one that cannot be repeated or later improved upon, and we understand the importance of getting it perfect the first time. Most people go through a significant death very few times in their lives, and those moments should have a purposeful, profound impact. We understand that.

Compasionate Professional Lisa Baer

Lisa Baer is the Office Manager at our Northwest / Arvada location. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho.  Lisa has been in funeral service for three years.

What does “Live Well” mean to you? I live well by smiling and laughing every day with my family and friends. I enjoy singing and playing the piano and guitar. I love outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and snowboarding and feel at home in the mountains. I also enjoy playing sports such as volleyball, football and ultimate frisbee.

What is the most important thing families should know about you? I love what I do and truly care about others. I will do everything in my power to help them, especially during some of the hardest times of their lives.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty? Horan & McConaty is the best there is. I have never met a more capable and loving group of individuals who come together in so many ways to serve families.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? I recommend all of my family and friends to Horan & McConaty because I know they will receive the best care possible. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Compassionate Professional Jessica Faust

Jessica Faust is the Office Manager at our SE Denver/Aurora location. She graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a BS in Sociology.  Jessica has been in funeral service for three years.

What does “Live Well” mean to you? I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, I love cooking & entertaining, especially for the Holidays.  I look forward to football & baseball season.  My husband and I love road trips together & going to the mountains and outdoor activities with our dog.

What is the most important thing families should know about you? I am a fourth generation native to the Lakewood/Littleton area. I am very passionate about people and caring for others. I have found funeral service to be the area in which I am most fit to be in.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty? Horan & McConaty is a professional, kind and compassionate family-owned business with a great reputation in the Denver area.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? We have state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional staff.

Compassionate Professional Curt Van Ryswyk

Curt Van Ryswyk is a Funeral Director at our SW Denver/Lakewood location. He is a graduate of Metropolitan State University with a BS in Finance and Arapahoe Community College with an AS in Mortuary Science. Curt is a Colorado Certified Mortuary Science Practitioner (CMSP) and has been in funeral service for 14 years.

What does “Live Well” mean to you? I travel, bike, read and watch movies.

What is the most important thing families should know about you? I will take care of all of the necessary details so the family doesn’t need to worry about them.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty? We are the best.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? We have the most professional, experienced staff in the area.

 

Meet Casey Coghlan

Casey Coghlan is the Location Manager & Funeral Director at our Northwest Arvada location. She is a graduate of St. John’s University and Arapahoe Community College. Casey has been in funeral service for 7 years.

What does “Live Well” mean to you? I live well by maximizing my time. I am surrounded by wonderful people, personally and professionally. I enjoy exercise and live music. When I am not working, I try to drive my car as little as possible. I am the happiest and most relaxed when I am outside.

What is the most important thing families should know about you? The care and kindness you receive from me as a funeral director can also be seen in how I treat my co-workers.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty? We are here to make the most difficult time in your life easier.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? It is very simple. We care and we are the best.

Meet Debbie Winslow

Debbie Winslow is a funeral director at our SE Denver/Aurora location.  She has been in funeral service for over nine years.  She has a BS in broadcasting from Oral Roberts University as well as an AS in Mortuary Science from Arapahoe Community College and has been in funeral service for over nine years. Debbie is a CMSP (Certified Mortuary Science Practitioner.)

What does “Live Well” mean to you?  Praying, Skiing, and SCUBA Diving

What is the most important thing families should know about you? My role as a funeral director is to gently and compassionately educate, so the people I meet can make informed decisions with which they are comfortable. My goal is to provide creative support throughout the process to help create services that are unique and meaningful.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty? As a family-owned firm, we answer to the families we serve, not stockholders.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? Our professional, courteous, and compassionate staff is second-to-none.

Meet Chuck Bowman

Chuck Bowman is the Vice President, Location Manager and a Funeral Director at our South Metro location.  He attended Mortuary school at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton,Colorado and has been in funeral service for 45 years. Chuck is a Colorado Mortuary Science Practitioner and a Certified Funeral Service Professional.

What does “Live Well” mean to you? I spend time with family, caring for my 20-month-old grandson. I also enjoy woodworking as a hobby.

What is the most important thing families should know about you? I have spent years in funeral service, caring for families and hopefully making a difficult time a bit easier to bear.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty?   I have the honor of working with the most professional and caring staff of any funeral home in the nation. The care and devotion each family receives is the most important element of the services offered by our staff and management.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? The care given to the family and the professional treatment of the deceased are held to the highest standard of any funeral home in the country.

 

 

 

Meet Compassionate Professional Sarah Foster

Sarah FosterSarah Foster is the office manager our Central Denver location and has been in funeral service for over four years.

What does “Live Well” mean to you? As a single parent, I enjoy spending my extra time with my son and riding my Harley.

What is the most important thing families should know about you? I am always 100% honest and strive to maintain a calm, compassionate and professional attitude with families at all times. I am proud to work with our team at Speer and Federal, a  historic building in the Highlands neighborhood.  We serve a diverse cross section of families and I love learning and honoring so many customs and beliefs.

What is the most important thing families should know about Horan & McConaty?   Horan & McConaty will always go above and beyond to honor your family’s wishes. We strive to create unique and meaningful services that are uplifting and help people cope and move forward.

Why should families choose Horan & McConaty? Horan & McConaty is family owned and we do not outsource for any service. Our staff are professionally trained and experienced, going “above and beyond” in Colorado where these high standards are optional.  Our 7 locations are convenient for families and we strive to create unique and  meaningful services for each one we serve.

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