We are the only funeral homes with a crematory onsite in Douglas and Elbert county. We accomdate our families we serve by being a full service second generation operated, independent funeral home. We are proud to be self-sufficient and under one roof for all our families personalized needs.
The following is a list of Grief Support Resources that Parker Funeral Home has compiled for their families
Heartbeat support for those who have lost a loved one through suicide.
303-730-8900 or Carol Strather @ 720-328-9229
Deborah Neisen, LCSW, Psychotherapy and Grief Counseling
Beth S. Patterson, M.A., Psychotherapy and Grief Counseling
Agape Hospice Services
Agape Hospice Services offers grief support and education groups for adults.
Grief Share Group Meetings currently held at Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church (303-841-2125) and Crossroads Community Church (303-841-3785).
Offers support to children (ages 3 to 18) who have suffered a loss. 720-941-0331.
Loss of a Child. Local meeting information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 1-888-455-MISS (6477)
Offers support for grieving youth. Local contact is Joanne Carlson Bayless, Bethany Lutheran Church, 303-738-7781.
Rowan Tree Foundation
Helping families heal after the loss of a precious child. In Parker, contact Corinne O'Flynn at 303-378-4300.
Parker Funeral Home is proud to participate and sponsor Race for the Cure in Denver with the team "Walkers For Knockers" THINK PINK!
Parker Funeral Home and Crematory are proud to announce that we are expanding. To better serve our families we are opening Elizabeth Funeral Home and Crematory in Elizabeth Colorado.
On August 18, 2014 Parker Funeral Home, Inc. became the first Lifetime Member of the Parker Senior Center. The Parker Senior Center provides much needed services to seniors living in and around the Parker area. We look forward to our new partnership with this wonderful organization.
Parker Funeral Home and Crematory is the only full-service funeral home in Douglas and Elbert counties, operating its own on-site, state-of-the-art crematory, with operators certified through CANA (Cremation Association of North America). Our full service funeral home also offers cremation witnessing, quick turn around time, and ethical, quality service at a reasonable cost. Did you know that the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) requires Colorado funeral establishments to provide consumers with a written notice of any subcontracted crematories that are utilized? We do not utilize third party or subcontractor services for cremations. Once your loved one is received into our care, he or she remains in our care for the entire process of the services.
At Parker Funeral Home and Crematory, you will receive personalized service from the moment we are called. Our family staff stands behind the quality of every service entrusted to our care. Turn to us in your time of need, or when you want the "peace of mind" that comes with planning ahead.
We are your hometown neighbor...... and We Care.
Have you ever wondered what happens to the old, worn out flags?
Here at Parker Funeral Home and Crematory we have been busy assisting our Community and our friends at the American Legion Post 1992. We have had the privilege and honor of assisting them in recycling old, retired flags. Every year towards the end of the year they bring us bags and bags of flags that have been flown proud honoring our Servicemen and Women, we then give these flags a graceful and honorable final chapter by cremating them and disposing of the ashes appropriately. So please if you have any Flags that are worn out, ripped/torn please take them to The American Legion Post 1992, 16070 E. Dartmouth Ave. Aurora, CO 80013-2422, (303)680-6424.
Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a Federal holiday that commemorates U.S. soldiers who have died while in military service. The holiday was first enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the Civil War. After World War I, it was extended to honor all American who have died in all wars.
General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, officially proclaimed Memorial Day on May 5, 1868. It was first observed on May 30, 1868 when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial Day gained recognition across the nation. There were events in 183 cemeteries in 27 states in 1868. By 1890, all northern states recognized the holiday. Memorial Day was officially declared by Federal law in 1967. Under the Uniform Holidays Bill enacted in 1971, the date changed from May 30th to the last Monday in May to create a unified holiday weekend.
The original tradition of Memorial Day is still observed, although Americans have added traditions over the years. Many visit cemeteries to attend memorial services and place flowers on graves. American flags are flown at half-staff from dawn until noon local time. Americans have adapted the observance of the long holiday weekend to have picnics, family gatherings, shopping, and barbeques. The Indianapolis 500 has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911. The legendary auto race runs on Sunday preceding Memorial Day.
To help remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the National Moment of Remembrance resolution was passed in December 2000. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 pm local time. The resolution asks that at 3 pm local time all Americans “voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps’.”
Have you lost a loved on who was a veteran? Did you apply or receive a bronze marker? Have you placed that marker at a cemetery or resting place?
If you answered no to any of these questions, we can help. Parker Funeral Home has always sold headstones and markers for our honored vets and their families. We have on site options to browse and can find you the marker that you need.
We are currently running a special on veterans flat stone granite markers, that hold a bronze marker received through the military.
Come see us for all of your headstone needs. Please call 303-841-4004 for more information.
We again had the pleasure of working with The PACE Center in Parker. They offer excellent facilities for larger memorial services. Also, they have a variety of caterers to choose from if you wish to have a reception following the service. Everyone was so kind and helpful and made planning very easy.
St. Thomas More in Centennial was a very nice setting for one of our recent funerals. We are very lucky to have such nice people to work with and to plan the funeral our families request.
Ave Maria Catholic Church is having Friday Fish Fries for the community. Please go and join them and bring along your family and friends. Hope to see you there.
Parker Funeral Home, Inc. again have been voted the best funeral home in Parker for 2012, from Colorado Community Newspapers. We would like to thank all the families that allowed us to serve them through this past year and voting us the best funeral home.
Hello everyone, just wanted to inform everyone about recent news. Ave Maria Catholic Church in Parker, CO is having a memorial mass on Saturday November 17th, 2012 at 9:00am for all the members who have passed away from November 2011 to October 2012.
We've got good news! In response to the many requests made by funeral home clients, we've created a new system to handle memorial donations online made through a Book of Memories™ memorial website. Families were asking that it be possible for local charities to accept credit card donations. We're happy to say that now online credit card donation is fast, easy for both the donor and charity; and 100% secure.
This new donation handler will be available in the US within the next 2 weeks.
The Senior Citizen Discount Card is now available in Parker. For years, national senior organizations such as AARP have published discounts available to Senior Citizens. But most of those discounts are provided by national chain companies and not every Senior Citizen is a member of AARP and has access to those discounts. Our company saw a need on a local level so every Senior Citizen in Parker can receive discounts from our local businesses. That is why The Senior Citizen Discount Card was created for our community. Many local businesses have partnered with us to offer generous discounts on everything including Dining,Shopping, Professional Services, Auto Services, Health and Medical Services,Home Improvement and so much more.
The Senior Citizen Discount Card will be distributed at no charge through the Parker Senior Center, various local churches and several of our participating businesses. It
is also available by calling The Senior Citizen Discount at (303) 841-9300 and the card will be mailed to you directly for only a small fee with no expiration date and unlimited usage. A complete list of participating businesses can be found at:
http://TheSeniorCitizenDiscountCard.com. New businesses are being added all the time, so check back often for even more savings!