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115 East 5th Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Phone: 719-738-2152
Fax: 719-738-1544

General Price List

BOIES-ORTEGA FUNERAL HOME

115 East Fifth Street

Walsenburg, Colorado 81089

(719) 738-2152

GENERAL PRICE LIST

Effective August 20, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Washington, D.C., requires that all funeral homes throughout the United States provide a General Price List to anyone who inquires about funeral arrangements.  In compliance with Federal Law, we provide the General Price List to you.  The prices listed are subject to change without notice.

 

The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers.  You may choose only the items you desire.  However, any funeral arrangement selected will include a charge for our basic services and overhead.  If legal or other requirements mean you just buy ay items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.

 

PAYMENT POLICY

We understand that to lose someone you love is a devastating human experience.  It can be traumatic and seriously impact one’s judgment.  As payment in full is due before services, it is important to be realistic with respect to funeral expenditures.

We do not want your choices to be more than is affordable nor less than you would like to arrange.  What is important is that arrangements be in keeping with your wishes and budget.

We believe in the recognition and meaningful tribute of a life that has been lived and will compassionately assist in arranging an appropriate and significant service to meet your individual needs.

 

8 PAYMENT OPTIONS

Provisions for payment are due at time of arrangements.

For your convenience, we accept 8 methods of payment

Cash – Check

Master Card – Visa – Discover

Insurance Assignment of a Verifiable Policy

Advanced Payment by a Forwarding or Receiving Funeral Home

Pre-Paid Funeral Plan

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Planning a funeral is probably one of the most difficult tasks that one will ever have, albeit one of the most important ones as well.  Making arrangements for the appropriate farewell for your loved one is complicated by the need to make decisions quickly and by the emotional realities of the situation.  Our goal is to guide you through this important process by truly understanding your wishes and providing you with all the options to assist you in creating a uniquely personal service that respects your preferences and those of your loved one.

 

This booklet is more than a General Price List.  It is also an educational tool, and is designed to provide you with the knowledge required to make informed decisions.  Together with the support from our trained and experienced funeral professionals, we trust that your experience, while difficult, will at the same time be rewarding and fulfilling as you create a truly special occasion to be shared by family and friends, and warmly remembered by all.

 

Thank you for extending the privilege to us to serve you.  We truly understand the importance of our role and are committed to helping you to create a funeral service that is meaningful, appropriate and affordable.

 

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

 

 

 

Department of Human Services

(Medicaid Cremation Services)

 

Due to department of Human Services (DHS) strict spending limits on Medicaid recipients, Boies-Ortega Funeral Home will only be able to assist families choosing to use Medicaid death benefits for cremation and memorial services.

 

Only upon payment in full from the family and/or written verification from DHS of payment forthcoming, may a memorial service or cremation be scheduled with our company.  Please note that verifications of payment from DHS can take several weeks and sometimes even longer if the family fails to fully cooperate with DHS.

 

To qualify for DHS death benefits, your family member must be receiving Medicaid benefits prior to their death.  Medicaid funded memorial services and cremations cannot exceed $2,500.00.  In most cases for people 60 years old and older.  Medicaid will pay up to $1,500.00.  The caseworker will examine the assets of the deceased before determining the Medicaid benefit.  The existing assets are then deducted from any death benefit that would be paid.  For example, if a 67 year old woman passes away and has $600.00 in a savings account, Medicaid will only pay $900.00.

 

The person who signs the funeral home contract is responsible for the difference between the benefit from Medicaid and the bill.  This balance must be paid in FULL at the time of arrangements and prior to any services being rendered.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Final resting places (e.g. niches, columbaria, mausoleum, crypts, and rose gardens) are exempt from Medicaid spending limits.  In other words, an appropriate final resting place and memorialization for a loved one can still be purchased by families utilizing Medicaid benefits and cremation.

 

SERVICES

 

Basic Professional Services of the Funeral Director and Staff

Our fee for the services of the funeral director and staff may include, but is not limited to:  Staff available 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays to respond to the initial request for service; consultation with the family or responsible party; preparation and legal filing of necessary State authorizations and permits; notification of Social Security; and following the funeral; assistance in obtaining veterans benefits, fraternal benefits, life insurance benefits, PERA and other work-related benefits.  Also included in this fee are accounting and billing costs, regulatory compliance, legal and audit fees, postage, telephones and insurance, and county, state, and federal taxes and Fee.

$1,125.00

EMBALMING

Embalming is a process which provides temporary preservation of the body and eliminates health hazards.  Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law.  Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing.  If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it.  Such as refrigeration if the final disposition does not take place within 24 hours of death.  Embalming is required if you: 1) Select a service with visitation 2) Arrange for transportation by common carrier or interstate service 3) Select arrangements that require us to hold the remains for more than 24 hours in lieu of refrigeration.

                                                                                                                                    $325.00

*  Add $130.00 for additional time and materials when an autopsy has been performed

OTHER CARE OF THE DECEASED

Washing and Disinfecting of Unembalmed Remains (Minimum sanitary care)                  $120.00

Cosmetology, Hairdressing, Dressing and Casketing                                                         $  75.00

Restoration Charge (Per Hour)                                                                                          $100.00

Refrigeration Charge (Per Day)                                                                                         $155.00

Minimum Care and Custody of remains (Per Day)                                                             $  55.00

 

DIRECTION OF SERVICESAND USE OF FACILITIES

Services of funeral director and staff, and use of equipment in organizing, supervising, and directing funeral services.  Includes coordination with those providing other portions of the ceremony such as cemetery, minister, music, fraternal organizations, military personnel, pallbearers, and attendants to floral and other tributes to be arranged before the service begins.  Our professional and compassionate staff acts as hosts to family and friends attending the service, guiding and supporting bereaved family, greeting guests and ushering, supervising parking, making sure guests sign a memorial book and receive a memorial folder, take memorial contributions, and includes all printing of memorial accessories.

                                                                                                                        $675.00

Services of funeral director and staff, and use of equipment in supervising and directing of memorial services.  Includes same services listed above.

                                                                                                                        $575.00

Services of funeral director and staff and use of equipment in supervising and directing of graveside services.  Includes same services listed above.

                                                                                                                        $425.00

Use of facility for visitation and services of funeral director and staff in supervising visitation.

                                                                                                                        $215.00

Each additional day.                                                                                                         $125.00

Additional Charge for evening and Sunday services.                                                        $200.00

Use of facilities for a reception or gathering.                                                                  $250.00

TRANSPORTATION

Transfer of deceased to the funeral home                                                                       $250.00

Funeral Coach                                                                                                                   $165.00

Limousine additional time beyond 3 hours@ $50.00 an hour                                           $135.00

Basic service vehicle (for filing death certificates, etc.)                                                 $150.00

Transfer to or from Colorado Springs or Pueblo Airports, or for autopsy                         $230.00

Transfer to or from Denver Airport                                                                                   $325.00

Transportation beyond a 30 mile radius (based on one way)                             $    2.25 per mile

SERVICES UNIQUE TO CREMATION

When there is not a request for embalming, refrigeration is required by state law 24 hours after death (CRA 12-54-111) until cremation can take place.  So that the deceased remains in a refrigerated state, we respectfully request that viewing for family be for no longer than 20 minutes from the time we agree to begin.  There is no facility or staff charge for the 20 minute viewing period.  There is a fee of $125.00 for preparation of the deceased if it is necessary.

Crematory Utility Fee                                                                                                       $325.00

Transfer of cremated remains from original container                                                     $  25.00

Registered mailing of cremated remains                                                                          $  60.00

(includes mailing container)

Local delivery of cremated remains                                                                                 $  40.00

Local scattering of cremated remains                                                                              $125.00

Shelter of cremated remains per day (after 7 days)                                                        $  25.00

OTHER SERVICES

Staff and equipment for rural cemetery set-up (within a 30 mile radius)                        $395.00

Marker final lettering (up to 12 characters)                                                                      $205.00

Marker trip charge                                                                                                            $  50.00

Lamination of obituary                                                                                                     $    3.00

Long-distance charges each call/fax                                                                                $    3.00

Mailing of certified documents                                                                                        $  17.00

DVD Tributes                                                                                                                   $225.00

Dove Release                                                                                                       from    $200.00

Bagpiper                                                                                                               from   $200.00

Balloon Release                                                                                                    from   $  50.00

Candlelight Ceremony                                                                                    $    1.50 per candle

Estate handling fee (when waiting for estate to be processed)                                    $600.00

MERCHANDISE

*Burial Caskets – price range:                                                                           $     450.00 and up

*Cremation Caskets – price range:                                                                   $       80.00 and up

*Outer Burial Containers – price range:                                                    $695.00 to $20,986.00

*Cremation urn – price range:                                                                         $       20.00 and up

*Memorial Stone – price range:                                                                       $     375.00 and up

*Burial Clothing – price range:                                                               $  75.00 to   $     500.00

Memorial Accessory Packages:                                                                                   $     115.00

Memorial Book:                                                                                                          $       45.00

Memorial Folders (per hundred):                                                                               $       45.00

Prayer Cards (per hundred):                                                                                       $       25.00

Acknowledgement Cards (25):                                                                                    $       15.00

Crucifix:                                                                                                                      $       20.00

Temporary Grave Marker:                                                                                 $       60.00 and up

*Military Flag Case:                                                                                           $       65.00 and up

Outside Shipping Case (Airline requirement):                                                            $     195.00

Combination Air Pak                                                                                                    $     295.00

Flowers:                                                                                                           $       25.00 and up

 

*A complete list will be provided at the funeral home

 

SERVICES PACKAGED FOR SAVINGS

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL SERVICE

 

   This service includes:  The services of the funeral director and staff, administrative staff, and professional staff for directing the service; obtaining legal documents and other paperwork necessary to complete the arrangements; removal of the deceased from place of death to the funeral home, within a 30 mile radius; embalming and/or sanitary care of the remains, dressing, casketing, cosmetics; use of the facilities for visitation; use of the facilities for the service or setup at the church or other facility; a funeral coach; basic service vehicle.  This service does NOT include: Merchandise selected such as casket, vault/liner, register book, memorial folders, acknowledgement cards (service package), limousines,  taxes, cash advanced items (certified death certificates, church fees, clergy, music, temp marker, cemetery charges, flowers, etc.).

Total Traditional Service                                                                                               $2,980.00

 

GRAVESIDE SERVICE

 

This service includes:  The services of the funeral director and staff, administrative staff, and professional staff for coordinating and directing a graveside service; use of the facilities for visitation; obtaining legal documents and other paperwork necessary to complete the arrangements; removal of the deceased from place of death to the funeral home, within a 30 mile radius; embalming and/or sanitary care of the remains; other preparation of the remains, dressing, casketing, cosmetics; a funeral coach; basic service vehicle.  This service does NOT include merchandise selected such as casket, vault/liner,  register book, memorial folders and  acknowledgement cards (service package), taxes, cash advanced items (certified death certificates, church fee, clergy, music, temp marker, cemetery charges, etc.).

Traditional Graveside Service                                                                                        $2,730.00

 

Direct Burial

No Viewing and No Services

 

This service includes:  The basic services of the funeral director and administrative staff for obtaining and filing legal documents; removal of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home, within a 30 mile radius; sanitary care of the remains; one day of refrigeration; dressing and casketing; transportation of the deceased to the cemetery for burial.  This service does NOT include; merchandise selected such as casket, vault/liner, memorial package (register book, memorial folders, acknowledgement cards), embalming, viewing, funeral service, cash advanced items (certified death certificates, church/clergy charge, cemeter charge, flowers, etc.).

Total Direct Burial No Viewing/Service                                                                        $1,410.00                                  

 

Cremation Packages

Traditional Cremation Service

 

This service includes:  The services of the funeral director and staff, administrative staff, and professional staff for coordinating and directing the service; obtaining legal documents and other paperwork necessary to complete the arrangements; removal of the deceased from place of death to the funeral home, within 30 mile radius; embalming and /or sanitary care of the remains, other preparation of the remains, dressing casketing, cosmetics; use of the facilities for visitation, use of the facilities for the service or setup at the church or other facility; cremation fee; funeral coach, basic service vehicle.  This service does NOT include; casket/rental casket, casket insert/container, urn, register book, memorial folders, acknowledgement cards (service package), cash advance items (certified death certificates, church fees, clergy, music, temp marker, cemetery charges, flowers, taxes, etc.).

Total Traditional Cremation Service                                                                             $3,305.00

 

 

Cremation With Memorial Service

No Viewing

 

This service includes:  Memorial Service in the chapel or Church; the services of the funeral director and staff, administrative staff, professional staff for coordination and directing the service; obtaining legal documents, and other paperwork necessary to complete the arrangements; removal of the remains from the place of death to the funeral home, within 30 mile radius; one day of refrigeration; sanity care of the remains; transport to crematory, basic service vehicle; cremation fee.  This Service does NOT include; cremation casket/container, urn, service package (register book, service folders, acknowledgement cards), cash advanced items (certified death certificates, church fees, clergy, music, temp marker, cemetery charges, flowers, taxes, etc.).

Total Cremation W/Memorial Service, No Viewing                                                        $2,660.00

 

Direct Disposal/Direct Cremation

No Viewing And No Services

 

This service includes:  The basic services of the funeral director and administrative staff for obtaining and filing legal documents; removal of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home, within a 30 mile radius; sanitary care of the remains; one day of refrigeration; basic utility vehicle; cremation fee; basic urn and cremation container..  This service does NOT include; memorial package (register book, memorial folders, acknowledgement cards), cash advanced items (certified death certificates, taxes, etc.).

Total Direct Disposal/Direct Cremation no Viewing/Service                                        $1,730.00

 

Forwarding Remains To Another Funeral Home

No Viewing and No Service

 

This service includes:  The basic services of the funeral director and administrative staff; obtaining legal documents, and other paperwork necessary to complete the transfer; removal of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home, within a 30 mile radius; transport to Pueblo or Colorado Springs airport; embalming, care/custody/sheltering of remains.  This service does NOT include:  Other preparation of the remains, dressing, cosmetics, hair care; casket or alternative container; visitation or viewing; service merchandise (register book, service folders, acknowledgement cards); automotive equipment; other funeral director charges; cash advanced items (certified death certificates, taxes, etc.).

Total Forwarding Remains No Viewing and No Service                                                  $1,825.00

 

 

Receiving remains from Another Funeral Home

No Viewing and No Services

 

This service includes:  The basic services of the funeral director and staff, administrative staff, basic care and custody of remains, transportation of the remains to the funeral home and to the cemetery or crematory.  This service does NOT include:  Other preparation of the body, dressing, casketing, cosmetics; embalming; visitation; professional staff for coordinating and directing the service; service vehicles; use of facilities for visitation; use for facilities for service or setup at the church or other facility; service memorial package; merchandise selected, casket, vault/liner; cash advanced items (church fees, clergy, music, certified death certificates, cemetery charges, taxes, etc.).

Total Receiving Remains No Viewing and No Service                                                           $ 900