We offer a variety of choices for burial and cremation memorials at Seven Stones, ranging from a traditional ground burial with casket to a cremation marker that serves as functional art. Each option for ground burial is also available for those who choose cremation. We even offer the latest environmentally friendly green burial techniques.
We recognize that making a decision about burial options can seem overwhelming, and that spiritual beliefs, economic factors and personal preference can play a role. We’re here to help. Call or visit, and we’ll walk you through your choices and help you understand what’s best for you and your family.
There are a number of traditional casket ground burial options at Seven Stones. Memorialization options for ground burials range from bronze to granite, boulders, glass or metal, and memorials can be displayed on a wall, post or monument or flush with the ground.
The tradition of natural burial dates to ancient times. Within the United States many Native American tribes still practice natural burial in celebrating and committing back to nature a life lived and loved.
Today, the choices for green burial continue to evolve, and Seven Stones seeks to offer the broadest options.
For purists, a green burial may mean that the hole is dug by hand, the deceased is placed only in a shroud and lowered by straps, the hole is filled again by hand, and there is no marker on the grave. Becoming a green-certified cemetery would require that we separate green burial from traditional burial or cremation memorialization.
But at Seven Stones, we want to give families more flexibility to meet their needs and beliefs:
For some, green burial might mean simply that their loved one isn’t embalmed.
It might also mean that the deceased is buried without a plastic or metal vault, or without a concrete grave liner or box.
It might mean that in addition, their loved one is buried in a casket made of hardwoods but with metal springs and clasps.
Or the casket might resemble a traditional Jewish burial with an unfinished wooden box that will easily break down. Some families choose wicker baskets or other materials as well.
Because the goal is to avoid contaminating the ground and to encourage the body to return to the earth, green burial eschews the traditional “six feet under” for a shallower four-foot grave, where that can happen more quickly. People are often surprised to learn that most states allow green burial and only require a depth of at least 24 inches.
Here at Seven Stones, our Meadow is an ideal space for green burial. In this space, the grass is left to grow 12-18 inches high in the Summer, like a traditional mountain meadow. The only markers are the occasional natural granite boulder, which can be engraved for the deceased, or memorialization on basalt columns that surround the perimeter.
We’re always keeping an eye on the latest developments and seek to accommodate the widest array of burial options in the Denver area. Seven Stones believes in doing things differently. 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.
Seven Stones will offer both shared and private mausoleums for casket burial (coming soon) and cremation urns. We will even provide glass front niches.
Families are finding that cremation memorials are important to provide a setting where they can express grief and remember and celebrate their loved one. Our options for memorialization and interment of cremains include those offered for traditional burial; as a broad array of functional memorials, such as benches, boulders, and our touchstone wall.
Seven Stones Chatfield’s beautiful setting at the base of the foothills includes premium locations exclusively for private family estates. We work with families to customize the memorial, from materials to overall design. Our private family estates can include a lawn area for ground burial, a niche garden, a mausoleum or a combination of options. Seven Stones design specialists will work with you to create a unique, one-of-a-kind estate for your family for generations to come.
At Seven Stones Chatfield, we understand the special relationship you have with your pet. For most of us, they’re family. Through our Forever Friends program, we provide a variety of ways to help you remember and pay tribute to your beloved pet: green burial with no casket; an individual grave site; cremation urn burial; or placement of ashes in an Ossuary. Seven Stones can help you honor your pet with a private burial ceremony.