Arvada

5225 W 80th Avenue Suite 1
Arvada, CO 80003

Recent Testimonials from Colorado Families Served

I have to say that I was stunned to see... Read More

I have to say that I was stunned to see bad reviews posted here. My parents purchased a cremation plan several years ago. My father passed January ’17 and everything they promised they would do – they did. It was an incredibly kind and easy (as easy as it can be considering we just lost my dad) process. We made a couple of phone calls and everything was handled. My mom was able to pick up my dads remains 10 days later with copies of the death certificate and certificate of cremation. This was truly the best gift my parents could have given the 3 of their children. We knew that we were doing a memorial service at a later date and were able to grieve and spend time together with very few worries and no added costs or upset. I have to say thank you to the Neptune Society and to Carrie for helping to honor my dad’s wishes and allowing us to grieve with dignity.

Kelly J.
Denver, CO

Back on Nov. 17th, when I opened my front door... Read More

Back on Nov. 17th, when I opened my front door to Scott Wills, it didn’t take long to see he was able to handle the subject matter exactly the way I do-with compassion and humor-his presentation manner was professional but warm and he had me convinced within a few minutes to go with the plan I chose!! Thank you very much, Scott!!

Leland Eagleson
Denver / Arvada, CO

This organization is outstanding. They help make one of the... Read More

This organization is outstanding. They help make one of the most difficult times of your life easier and they succeed. Supportive, caring, timely and organized. Not much more you can ask. Thank you Neptune.

Rebecca A.
Arvada, CO

I've had 3 family members use Neptune Society. 2 in... Read More

I’ve had 3 family members use Neptune Society. 2 in California and 1 in Phoenix. We have had great service from the Neptune Society. I would NEVER use a funeral home again. I made one phone call and that was it. We never had a salesman try to upsell us anything after the fact and we didnt have any surprise charges. I would recommend this company to anyone who wants cremation!

Stephen G.
Arvada, CO

I cant say enough great things about this company. I've... Read More

I cant say enough great things about this company. I’ve used a funeral home in the past and other “societies” here in Denver and no other company can come close to the service Neptune Society provides. After experiencing what Neptune has to offer I have told many friends and family members about them and they have also used them for preplanning their cremations as well.

Raul C.
Arvada, CO

Places to Scatter Ashes in Colorado

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center is a public park in Colorado Springs. Inform park management of your intentions before arrival and you should have no problems. Officially dubbed the best free attraction in the country, the towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-cap mountains make this a site like no other. It is a beautiful place to hold a scattering for your loved one.

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Horsetooth Reservoir

Horsetooth Reservoir in southern Larimer County is one of the most stunning places ever to watch a sunset or a sunrise. Watching it right over the massive water way is a breathtaking and memorable place to say goodbye to your loved one.

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Chautauqua Park

Chautauqua Park in Boulder is 80 beautiful acres of untouched land. The rolling lawns and mountain views are perfect to go with close friends and families on a sunny day and hold a memorable and meaningful scattering.

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Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens is a public botanical garden in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of Denver. With thousands of plants from all around the world (North America’s largest collection of cold-temperate plants), themed gardens, and a conservatory, it won’t take you long to find a beautiful spot to scatter your loved ones ashes. Be sure to call the Gardens beforehand and ensure you have permission before you arrive. While nature scatterings are always beautiful, a place like this is nice because you can remember where you scattered them and go back to visit any time you like.

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Evans Memorial Chapel

Evans Memorial Chapel is an Early Gothic Revival style chapel on the campus of the University of Denver. It is a beautiful and nationally registered historical site very popular for weddings and memorial services. As it is on the school’s campus you are required to get permission, but this could be a lovely place to hold a memorial service and then go right outside and scatter the ashes.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Colorado

Colorado law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.

Colorado Cremation FAQs

What happens if you can't afford funeral services for you or your loved on in the state of Colorado?

Although state funeral and burial assistance is in decline, there are available resources. To qualify for the Colorado Indigent Burial and Cremation program, the deceased must have no estate from which to pay for a funeral, no family who can afford a service, and be ineligible for assistance from the Social Security or Veterans administration. If these criteria are met, the Public Administrator, or Indigent Burial Officer of the state, pays for a direct cremation of the deceased (the least expensive method). This is why it’s so important to pre-plan.

What veterans benefits are available in Colorado?

The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service

How many funeral homes are there in Colorado?

There are 167 funeral homes in 87 cities of Colorado.

Colorado State Facts

State Nickname: The Centennial State

State Motto: Nothing Without Providence

Population: 5,456,574

State bird: Lark Bunting

State tree: Blue Spruce

State flower: Columbine

State animal: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep

Bonus Fact 1: Every year Denver hosts the Western Stock show, the world’s largest rodeo.

Bonus Fact 2: Colorado’s southwest corner borders Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. It is the only place in America where the corners of 4 states meet.

Bonus Fact 3: Colorado’s Pikes Peak inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write “America the Beautiful”.

Bonus Fact 4: Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous street in America.

Bonus Fact 5: Colorado once had 3 governors serve in a single day.

*State population based on estimates provided by the 2014 U.S. Census.
*Cremation rate provided by the most recent study by CANA in 2014.

Online Direct Cremation Services

Our affordable plans have helped 100,000’s of Americans during one of life’s most challenging moments. We are proud to serve in Colorado and to offer our families options to pre arrange with us. Colorado residents can now make arrangements from the privacy of their home. Our simple 4 step process makes it easy to plan ahead. If at any point you have questions or would like to speak with one of our licensed funeral directors, just call our local office. We are here to help.

  • Make arrangements on your schedule, at your convenience
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