Sara E. Stewart
End-of-Life Doula, Yoga Teacher, Meditation Guide & Officiant
It is simple… what do you do to live YOUR best life? Regardless of any condition or diagnoses, are you living the fullness of your true authentic self? It is a remarkably interesting dichotomy to be happy and/or content, until the very last breath.
The Natural Funeral
Mission and Vision statements
Our mission is to provide natural death care choices to families in alignment with their values potentially transforming their journey of loss into meaning and healing.
Our vision is to reimagine funeral service as a holistic offering that emphasizes ecological choice and healing ceremony in response to loss.
It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.…
Kerry Arquette is an experienced speaker well known for her ability to craft talks for a wide range of audiences. She has been featured at the National Mensa Convention, on national podcasts, and for students in high school through university. Kerry, a certified death doula, holds a M.S. in Criminology. She looks for opportunities to talk about the work of end-of-life midwives, and a process of systematically preparing for death emotionally, spiritually, and physically.…
Kelsi Tesone Mathews
Kelsi Tesone Mathews from In Memoriam is honored to offer hospice, hospital, social worker, nurse and other professional education sessions. In Memoriam offers facility tours and decedent care classes at In Memoriam’s discretion. As a Mortuary Science Practitioner (Embalmer and Funeral Director), Kelsi Tesone Mathews offers a plethora of knowledge and hands-on expertise in the importance of ceremony, restoration of the decedent, and support for a grieving family.
My calling is helping people be less afraid of death. By helping them to provide their loved ones with a planned and funded funeral or memorial service, they create a path for bereavement, long before it’s need. Truly, I help people live a better, more meaningful life.
A seasoned speaker, I bring deep experience in death care to a broad range of audiences around the country, sharing insights and approaches on how to have those difficult conversations and how to address sensitive issues.…
Sara E. Stewart
As people go from home health care, to nursing homes to hospice, advanced care planning documentation completions increase. In 2020, Advanced Directive completions among black patients increased by 41 percent, yet this number is still less than non-persons of color. My speaking addresses this disparity and works to align end-of-life care preferences and documentation for all people.…
We are a back-to-basics, truly family-owned and operated funeral provider featuring our on-site crematory. From traditional services to cremation, we strive to ensure that every family that we serve feels safe, seen, and cared for. Kelsi holds a degree as a Mortuary Science Practitioner. In 2008, she passed the national board exams through the International Conference in both the Science and Arts section.…
End-of-Life Doula, CEOLC First Vice-President & Co-Founder
My passion is to help create unique, one-of-a kind tributes for those who wish to leave a legacy of their personal values, beliefs, blessings, and advice to future generations. My specialty is Living Celebration of Life Memorials, also known as Living Funerals, Living Wakes… The Celebration of a Lifetime. I look forward to hearing your life story!
Seven Stones – A Botanical Gardens Cemetery
THE SEVEN STONES DIFFERENCE
New ideas. New options. New technology. To an industry that is traditional and slow to change, we bring creativity, innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities, extraordinary design and unique options. That’s the Seven Stones Difference.
We invite you to visit and learn more about this unique place. Come tour our grounds and let us share with you our vision for a cemetery unlike any other.…
Tawnya offers presentations and workshops on topics that include but are not limited to:
- Home Funerals & Community Death Care (law, logistics, ritual, & more)
- Medical Aid in Dying
- Voluntary Stopping of Eating & Drinking
- Eulogy & Obituary Writing
- Eco-Friendly Options in Death
- Grief in the Workplace
- Disenfranchised Grief
- Suicidal Ideation
Have a special request?…
End-of-Life Midwife, CEOLC Secretary and Co-Founder
My mission is to be a strong and steady presence for the dying and their families. If you or a loved one is in the active dying process and seeking support, contact me. I will do all I can to help in the months, weeks, days, and hours that lead up to the event.
Be a Tree Cremation
Be a Tree Cremation provides environmentally-friendly water cremation (alkaline hydrolysis) services to the greater Denver community. We help families honor loved ones by returning them to the earth, with full-service scattering and cremation memorial trees. Water cremation services will be available in fall 2020. Cremation memorial tree and scattering services are available now.
Every funeral service should reflect the unique individual being remembered. At Feldman’s, we celebrate these special lives with meaningful services and appropriate arrangements that respect the customs and traditions of the diverse Denver communities we serve.
Feldman’s is built on the belief that honoring and remembering your loved ones is a unique and individual experience.…
Colorado Burial Preserve & Cremation Garden
Colorado Burial Preserve & Cremation Garden in Florence is the first cemetery in the state dedicated to conservation. Instead of the manicured sod and tight rows at a conventional cemetery, the Preserve is 65 acres of natural prairie-pinyon habitat. After a burial, the soil is amended and seeded with adapted native perennials to help combat invasive weeds.…
Emily Nelson is the Founder of Be a Tree Cremation, one of the first water cremation (alkaline hydrolysis) facilities in Colorado. She offers expertise in eco-friendly cremation and entrepreneurship. Emily has presented for numerous executive groups in her previous role at Service Corporation International as well as educational forums within the death care space. With nearly 10 years of experience in marketing for the healthcare and death care industries, she can speak to consumer trends and reaching customers in an ever-evolving space.…
Cindy Kaufman offers audiences her wide range of skills as an educator, speaker, and international best-selling author of “The Mortal’s Guide to Dying Well – Practical Wisdom From an End of Life Doula.” Cindy’s end-of-life experiences working directly with patients and families spans more than 25 years, giving her a breadth and depth of knowledge that allows her to create presentations, seminars, webinars, and courses befitting audiences of any size or variety.…
Karen van Vuuren
Karen van Vuuren is a former broadcast and print journalist who is co-founder of Colorado’s first holistic, natural funeral home – The Natural Funeral (thenaturalfuneral.com) serving the Boulder-Denver metro area and beyond. Twenty years ago, Karen founded a non-profit, Natural Transitions to educate about and support families with natural death care.…
End-of-Life Doula, CEOLC President and Co-Founder
My mission is to be a compassionate companion on life’s final journey. With a calm and loving presence, I advocate for the dying person and his/her personal choices about End-of-Life decisions and care, as well as providing much-needed support for the loved ones. I hope to inspire others to see death as a natural transition with its own innate gifts and beauty, rather than something to be feared and avoided.
Tawnya is a Home Funeral Guide, Life-Cycle Celebrant & Grief Companion. She offers home funeral education and support, custom ceremonies across the life-cycle with an emphasis in death and dying, and bereavement support.
Home funerals are when the bereaved choose to tend to the decedent themselves and/or hold a home vigil/viewing/wake with the decedent in the privacy of their own home or space.…