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.
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.…
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.…
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.
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.…
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.…