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ALL of Southern Colorado

We Arrange for a Tree to be Planted in Honor of Your Loved Ones Name 

*Itemized Breakdown Below 

Documentation is REQUIRED BY LAW to be completed by the legal Next-of-Kin / Authorizing Agent

YOU DECIDE HOW things are completed - either Online or In-Person 

Direct Cremation includes... 

- Return to Nature overhead of Funeral Home & Professional Staff

- Transfer from the place of death into our care

- Refrigeration (10 days) - required within 24 hours

- Death Certificate Processor Fee

- Social Security Notification

- Required Cremation Container 

- Crematory Fee & Certificate of Cremation

- A Tree planted in Honor of in a National Forest

- Recycled / Biodegradable Paperwork

- Basic Urn - applicable for burial, travel, storage, niche placement, etc.   

- Step by Step instructions for the required documentation

- 24/7 Phone Assistance

- Website Digital Tribute / Obituary

please view posted Tributes Here

We Do Not Use an Answering Service

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Ages 0 - 24 months there is NO FEE for a Direct Cremation Service

- The first copy of the Certified Death Certificate is $20.00

- Additional Copies of the Certified Death Certificate are $13.00 each

Death Certificates are not marked up - states fee

- A Special Coroner Care charge of $44.50 may apply

- ZERO charge for the removal and disposal of a Pace Maker

Other Memorial & Service Options 

- Service Candles

- Memorial Portraits

- Visitations / Viewings

- Chapel Services

- Church Services

- Graveside Services

- Veteran Options

- National Cemetery Services

- Large Urn Selection

- Memorial Videos 

- Tribute Folders

- Floral Arrangements

And More...

*We Are A Medicaid Approved Facility. Medicaid will approve up to certain amounts if the program participant qualifies for end of life expense benefits. This benefit / amount can only be used for approved final expenses. Having Medicaid DOES NOT automatically qualify someone for final expense benefits. We Can Help by handling 99% of the process for you and your family. Please Ask For More Details at either two Funeral Homes

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Mortuary Hours 24/7

How Long Does Cremation Usually Take?

Cremation in the State of Colorado is a Legal Process. The whole process takes on average between 5 to 14 days. 

Ultimately our process may depend on several external factors, such as how quickly the family provides the necessary information and authorizations, the signature from the Physician who pronounced death, the Coroners Offices, etc... 

Once everything has been completed we'll schedule your family to retrieve the urn, certified death certificates and/or American Flag (if applicable) from us in person or by shipping. 

We can also arrange for burial or scattering. 

LEARN MORE about Burials, Memorial Services & Celebrations of Life 

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How It Works


YOU CAN do Everything ONLINE

  • You Call and Speak directly with one of our experienced Funeral Directors 24 Hours A Day.

  • We Verify Your Legal Responsibility.

  • We send you a link for YOU to provide the Required Documentation, fill out the needed forms and sign the Legal Authorizations for Cremation.

  • You Satisfy the Financial Obligation or help us apply for Medicaid benefits. 

  • Once everything has been completed we'll schedule your family to retrieve the urn, certified death certificate copies and/or American Flag (if applicable) from us in person or by shipping.  

*plus the cost of Death Certificates

CALL NOW  to Begin the Process  719-475-0583

Making Funeral Arrangements

YOU CAN meet with a Funeral Director in Person

Would you prefer to meet with one of our experienced & well educated Funeral Directors in person? You have that option. We can schedule a time to meet at either one of our two locations or in your home to assist you with the documentation and legal authorizations. 

 CALL NOW to Schedule an Appointment  at one of our two locations or in your home 719-475-0583 


Service Options - Viewings & Services

Formal Public Visitation (4 Hours)

Final Moment to say Goodbye (1 hour)

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Celebration of Life Service

Held in one of our Chapels, your Church, Outdoors, in your home or an appropriate alternative location...

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Visitations, Memorial Service, Final Moment & Celebration of Life Options are Available at BOTH LOCATIONS

Additional Services

Itemized List of Services & Merchandise

TWO Convenient Southern Colorado Locations:

Return to Nature Funeral Home 

815 East Platte Avenue

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903


Return to Nature Funeral Home

31 Werner Road

Penrose, Colorado 81240


Business Office Hours

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9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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