sections divide the cemetery into burial gardens. Maps of “The Garden of the Christus” and “The Garden
of the Good Shepherd” are available online or at Rose Memorial Parlour, 505 S.
Second St. in Downtown, Montrose, CO.
The newest sections are the “Memorial Garden” and the Western Slope’s
first and only natural or “green” burial area, “The Eco Garden”. No metals, glues or environmentally
compromising materials are interred here and graves are hand dug by family
members of the recently deceased or cemetery staff. Contemporary metal and wooden caskets are
replaced in The Eco Garden, by natural options, such as woven, willow “wicker”
style coffins. Traditional markers are
replaced by a small stone, shrub or any approved eco-friendly plant to
memorialize loved ones.
sections of the cemetery still have premium burial space available. Currently, over 3,500 people are interred at
Valley Lawn Cemetery, and an abundance of available space remains. Graves can
be purchased while making funeral arrangements at Rose Memorial Parlour after a
loved has passed, or more conveniently, prior to death. Many advantages come to those who choose to
purchase cemetery property or make funeral arrangements prior to a death, such
the freedom of selecting plots that satisfy you personally. Maybe there’s a shade tree you wish those who
visit your place of rest can find comfort beneath?
burden on those left behind.
During a time of heavy heart, following a death, we sometimes forget
that finances can get tight. Adjusting
to the absence of a spouse or dependent financially, is difficult. By having final expenses taken care of ahead
of time, we enhance the possibility of loved to grieve our loss in a healthy,
Being able to
secure amount of graves necessary.
Purchasing a “family plot” (four or more graves typically), can guarantee
space is available for family to remain close eternally. In the event of an unexpected, or sudden
death, freedom to inter a loved one close, gives us a comforting feeling. As the population continues to increase,
available cemetery ground will decrease.
Montrose County will see sharp increases in elderly deaths in the next
ten years. Making final decisions
hastily is never easy.
inevitably increase. As the rate of inflation stands at about 2%
nationally, the same can be said about cemetery property. Increasing fuel, labor, insurance and other
utility costs continue to rise, it is only natural to assume that cemetery costs
will also have to increase, just to keep up.
Purchasing your plot ahead of time, gives you that financial peace of
mind that certainly could be avoided in our final hours and following death.
cemetery space is easy. Just give us a
call at 970-249-4444 and our professional staff will walk you through