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Frequently Asked Questions

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Glossary of Terms

Bronze

A nonferrous, precious alloy of copper, zinc and/or tin, and sometimes other elements. It’s durability makes it desirable for permanent outdoor memorialization.

Capsule

The container, often made of copper or bronze, in which the cremated remains are placed for earth burial.

Cenotaph

A memorial plaque dedicated to someone who is buried or scattered elsewhere, or whose remains may have been lost at sea or in another tragic way.

Columbarium

(see Niche)

Committal

A ceremony that helps us acknowledge the reality and finality of death.

Cremated Remains

The remains of a person whose body has been cremated. Sometimes called ashes, they are not usually that fine and often include bone fragments.

Cremation

The reduction of bodily remains to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat in a specially designed chamber.

Engraving

The process or art of cutting or carving a design on a hard surface, especially so as to make a print.

Funeral

A commemorative ceremony held in tribute to a life well lived, in either a funeral home, church or other location, with the body present.

Granite

A very hard, granular, crystalline, igneous rock consisting mainly of quartz, mica, and feldspar and often used as a building stone or as a permanent memorial marker.

Interment

The placing of bodily remains in the ground.

Interment Rights

The right to bury human remains in a particular space in a cemetery.

Inurnment

The placing of urned cremated remains in the ground.

Memorial Inscription

The act or an instance of inscribing a piece of material, such as a stone or metal tablet, in remembrance of a loved one.

Memorial Service

A commemorative ceremony held in tribute to a life well lived, in either a funeral home, church or other location, without the body present.

Niche

A structure housing independent recesses for the permanent keeping of cremated remains.

Opening and Closing

The preparing of a grave for burial and the conclusion of the same.

Ossuary

A communal scattering chamber for cremated remains.

Perpetual Care

The preservation, improvement, embellishment, and maintenance, in perpetuity and in a proper manner of lots, plots, tombs, monuments, or enclosure, in a cemetery or of compartments in a columbarium.

Scattering

Dispersal of cremated remains in either an ossuary or in an open environment as allowed by law.

Urn

Memorial container for cremated remains which is placed in the earth or niche.


If you have any questions about any of the terminology we use, please feel free to ask us. We are here to help you.

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The Cremation Gardens
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11148 E. Dartmouth Ave
| Denver, CO 80014
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Tel: 1-303-743-8804
The Cremation Gardens
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5303 E. County Line Rd.
| Centennial, CO 80122
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Tel: 1-303-468-9678
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