Funerals

Ceremonies that memorialize those who have passed from this life and honor those who are nearing the end, offer individuals, families, friends, loved ones, colleagues, and acquaintances a time to eulogize, acknowledge, pay tribute, remember, recognize and celebrate those who are dying or have departed. Thus, begins the process of grieving and the journey towards healing.

Life-Cycle Celebrants who are certified to officiate at funerals are specialists steeped in the history and wisdom of ritual, ceremony, funeral rites, memorial services and the end-of-life traditions of many cultures and religions. Funeral Celebrants are called to this work with a profound respect for each family’s and each person’s unique way of mourning. They too have experienced the circumstances and feelings that accompany the loss of a loved one.

From this deep well of compassion, Funeral Celebrants invest many hours into creating a ceremony aligned with your values, traditions, and beliefs. By meeting extensively with the family and your loved-one’s representatives, Celebrants learn as much as they can about the life being memorialized. In collaboration with you, a carefully crafted eulogy and ceremony is performed with the components you choose. Whether it be through inspiring quotes, meaningful readings, special symbols and rituals, no ceremony is delivered until approved by the family, honoring your wishes every step of the way.

Then, with compassion, sincerity and great care, the Celebrant officiates at the ceremony at the funeral home, crematorium, cemetery or memorial location of your choice. After the funeral, the Celebrant presents your family with a beautiful copy of the ceremony as a keepsake.

Ceremonies:

  • Ash Scattering
  • Celebration of Life
  • Eulogy
  • Funeral
  • Goodbye Celebration
  • Living Memorial
  • Memorial Service
  • Pet Ceremonies / Memorials
  • Sacred Dying and Bereavement
  • Wake
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Ifa-El Akbar Lewis

Certified Life-cycle CelebrantLast Writes of Passage Ceremonies
Serving the Area: Front Range, Northern CO Arapahoe, Boulder Counties Glendale, Colorado 80246 United StatesPhone: (720) 921-6767
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Bonnie Cortez

Life-Cycle CelebrantChosen with Bonnie
Serving the Area: Sweet Home Chicago Spokane, ​Washington Fort Collins, Colorado 80521 United StatesPhone: (224) 714-9396Celebrant's Website: Chosen with Bonnie
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Lin Cressey

Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant
Serving the Area: Front Range Colorado United StatesPhone: (720) 210-3606Celebrant's Website: www.lincressey.com
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Michele Daubert

Life-Cycle Celebrant & Body Worker
Serving the Area: Front Range Boulder, Colorado United StatesPhone: (215) 350-9155RML-CC Profile Page: Michele’s Full Profile
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Lisa Davila

Life-Cycle CelebrantCelebrant Lisa
Serving the Area: Front Range from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs Other areas also considered Colorado United StatesPhone: (303) 887-3928Celebrant's Website: Celebrant Lisa
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Patricia Eagle

Life-Cycle Celebrant®, Author
Serving the Area: South-central Colorado to northern New Mexico San Luis Valley, west to South Fork/Creede North to Collegiate Peaks/Salida & east to La Veta Alamosa, Colorado 81101 United StatesPhone: (303) 946-5465Celebrant's Website: PatriciaEagle.com
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Diane Gansauer

Owner/ManagerLyrical Life Ceremonies
Serving the Area: Evergreen, Colorado 80439 United StatesPhone: (303) 877-7040Celebrant's Website: LyricalLifeCeremonies.comOther Link: Lyrical Life on Wedding Wire
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Karen Guerra

Serving the Area: Denver Metro Douglads County Castle Pines Colorado United StatesPhone: (720) 724-0967
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Keith Horstman

CelebrantColorado Weddings By Keith
Serving the Area: Front Range Jefferson County Denver, Colorado United StatesPhone: (303) 717-5600Celebrant's Website: ColoradoWeddingsByKeith.comRML-CC Profile Page: Keith’s Full Profile
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Marsanne Howard

Life Cycle CelebrantWinding Road Ceremonies
Serving the Area: Fort Collins, Estes Park, Longmont, Loveland, Lyons, Greeley, Rocky Mountain National Park, Northern Front Range LaPorte, Colorado 80535 United StatesPhone: (970) 219-3107Celebrant's Website: Winding Road Ceremonies
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Trish Leary

Life-Cycle CelebrantDignity Memorial
Phone: (720) 440-3406
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Ben Martin

Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®Essential Ceremonies
Serving the Area: Front Range Western Slope Foothills of Colorado Denver Metro Littleton, Colorado United StatesPhone: (303) 819-3034Celebrant's Website: Essential Ceremonies, LLCRML-CC Profile Page: Ben’s Full Prolfile
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Tawnya Musser

Home Funeral Guide, End-of-Life Doula & Life-Cycle CelebrantDear Departures
Serving the Area: 100-mile radius of Denver-Metro Area Colorado 80206 United StatesPhone: (719) 430-5272Celebrant's Website: Dear Departures
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Valerie Nicholas

Life-Cycle Celebrant & End-of-Life Doula
Serving the Area: Arvada Front Range Golden, Colorado United StatesPhone: (303) 489-4110Celebrant's Website: GiftsofLifeCeremonies.comRML-CC Profile Page: Valerie’s Full Profile
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Katherine Roy

Life-Cycle CelebrantWine Country Ceremonies
Serving the Area: Across the Western Slope & Mountain Towns, Eastern Utah & Everywhere in Between Palisade, Colorado 81526 United StatesPhone: (970) 261-2257Celebrant's Website: Wine Country Ceremonies
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Jean Stracy

Life-Cycle CelebrantBlue Sky Celebrations
Serving the Area: Northern Colorado Front Range Arapahoe, Adams, Jefferson Counties Denver-Metro, Colorado 80203 United StatesPhone: (720) 240-8191Celebrant's Website: Blue Sky CelebrationsRML-CC Profile Page: Jean’s Full Profile
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Johanna VanDeWege

Life Cycle CelebrantAlternative Undertakings
Serving the Area: Front Range Colorado United StatesPhone: (303) 872-5368Celebrant's Website: Alternative Undertakings
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Susan M. Watson

Dignity Memorial CelebrantDignity Memorial & Olinger Mortuaries
Serving the Area: 50 miles of Denver-Metro Area 7777 W 29th Ave. Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033 United StatesPhone: (303) 875-1997