Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home Cremation

 

The Value of the Funeral or Memorial Service

  • Acknowledges that a life has been lived;
  • Allows mourners to remember and honor their loved one in a special way;
  • Serves as a central gathering place for family and friends to give emotional and physical support to one another;
  • Provides closure for the bereaved;
  • Initiates the grieving process;
  • Confirms the reality and finality of the death;
  • Encourages mourners to face the pain of their loss and express their thoughts and feelings;
  • Helps survivors to better cope with their grief and enables them to move forward with their lives.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CREMATION
Cremation is being chosen for one out of every four deaths occurring today. The most accurate and current figures on cremation rates are collected by the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), which covers the United States and Canada. These figures project that by the year 2010 the U.S. level of cremation will be two out of every five deaths, with urban areas higher than rural. Here are four common questions and answers:

Q: Who owns the crematory?
A: We do.

Q: Where is it located?
A: 401 Raton Avenue, La Junta.

Q: How can you assure me that you cremate responsibly?
A: We cremate only one person at a time in our own crematory, staffed by good, honest people who sign fidelity oaths attesting to their personal commitment to our high standards.

Q: Where do I go to identify and verify the identity of my loved one before the cremation takes place?
A: At Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home. Others who use 3rd party crematories may not have a facility and will attempt to downplay this need.


Full Service Cremation
Some families wish to have a more traditional service followed by cremation. Public or private visitation at the funeral home and a funeral service at our chapel or church. This includes embalming and use of a rental casket. The rental casket is solid oak with a cremation container insert. Cremation follows the funeral service. A video tribute may be a part of the service at our chapel. A graveside inurnment may be held at any time. All arrangements and coordination with clergy and musicians will be handled by the funeral home staff.

Visitation, followed by Cremation with a Memorial Service
Some families desire to have a formal public or private visitation at the funeral home prior to cremation. This includes embalming and use of a rental casket. The rental casket is solid oak with a cremation container insert. Cremation follows the visitation and memorial service can be held at our chapel, church, or other location. A video tribute may be a part of the service at our chapel. A graveside inurnment may be held at any time. All arrangements and coordination with clergy and musicians will be handled by the funeral home staff.

Direct Cremation with a Graveside Service
Graveside services can be held at any time of year with a tent available upon request. All arrangements and coordination with the cemetery will be handled by the funeral home staff.

Direct Cremation with a Memorial Service
A memorial service can be held at our chapel, church, or other location. A video tribute may be a part of the service at our chapel. All arrangements and coordination with clergy and musicians will be handled by the funeral home staff.

Direct Cremation with No Service
Sometimes a funeral service is not desired, or families may prefer a private service. Other options include a gathering of family and close friends at home, a private inurnment at a cemetery, or an outing with scattering of the ashes. We respectfully honor all family requests.

Urn Selections
We have a large Urn selection display featuring Ziegler & Ames, The Davis Whitehall Company and Memory Glass. An urn can be personalized with art work, name, dates or quote. Delivery can be expected in 24 - 48 hours. More...





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