Residents of the Crestone area have for many years been exploring options for home funerals, and in recent years the Crestone End of Life Project has worked to develop and spread awareness of these possibilities. A wealth of knowledge pertaining to this area exists in our community.
The Crestone End of Life Project supports area residents in any of the following choices:
To take terminally ill individuals who so desire out of medical facilities in order to die at home
To transport the deceased home rather than to a mortuary
To refuse to have the deceased embalmed
To have friends and family prepare the body and create a beautiful and peaceful home environment for visitors wishing to be with the deceased (for up to 72 hours)
To privately transport the deceased to:
A mortuary for cremation
A mortuary or cemetery for traditional burial
A legal open-air site for cremation
A chosen site for green burial
A function of the Crestone End of Life Project is to assist the families and friends of the deceased in planning meaningful, personalized rituals to mark the death of their loved one, and to assist, if necessary, in bringing those rituals to fruition.
Local Artisans and Businesses
Maha Lakshmi Gift Shop
Offering a range of silk and natural sari fabrics, oils and incense.
719.256. 4108 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn Drake, Ceramics
Handcrafted ceramic urns in a variety of shapes and sizes with an array of glazes.
Bob Adler, Woodworker
Beautifully crafted wooden urns, made to purchaser’s specifications.
719. 221.2894 email@example.com
Coffins and Stretchers
Blue Earth Design, Adam Kinney, Proprietor
Hand-built pine coffins and stretchers for green burial or conventional cremation.
719. 256.4889 / 719.480.2121 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Informed Final Choices
Informed Final Choices is our parent organization — a non-denominational not-for-profit service organization standing at the center of end-of-life issues.
Poetry & Photography
Read poetry about the sacredness of transition from life into death. To share in reflection, remembering or as part of a farewell or memorial ceremony.