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Meet John and Valerie Horan

The Horan family came to Denver with hopes and dreams and a team of  horses. Learn more about how they made their dreams come true and have become Colorado’s most preferred funeral and cremation provider.

Important Facts About Colorado

Did you realize Colorado is the least regulated state in the United States and anyone can hold themselves out to do this work without training or experience? John Horan, President/CEO offers an important review of the standards in Colorado.

What Makes Us Unique?

Funeral and Cremation Services are provided by Horan and McConaty. We are the most preferred family owned funeral and cremation provider in Colorado.

Attention to Detail

Horan & McConaty provides the finest quality services and compassionate care.

Cremation Information

If you are considering cremation, please watch this video by Daren Forbes, COO. Cremation services are not the same for all firms in Colorado. Find out about our cremation with integrity process.

Our Signature Services

We offer many unique and meaningful services that could be the perfect way to remember and honor a life lived well.

When Death Occurs

We are here to help if you have lost a loved one, please accept our condolences.
This video will provide you with more information on what happens next and provides you with an understanding of the compassionate care you will receive from our staff.

Please call us at 303-745-4418.

Distinguished Veteran Services

We work closely with Ft. Logan National Cemetery and with the Veterans Administration to ensure that veterans and their families receive all the benefits to which they are entitled.

All In One Place

FREE Leave Well Planning Kit

Customer Review

Dawn W.

Aurora, CO

December 24, 2018

I write to extend the most important “Thank You” of my life.

You, and each person involved in preparing Krys and providing support for his service, have done more for our family than we ever could have expected. Each conversation, question, call, and e-mail was met with remarkable care and professionalism. The team’s empathy and ability to know what to say and how to say it is not a learned skill—it is a unique, innate quality.

Krys was well taken care of in life. I loved being his mother. I needed a lot during the first week after Krys’ death. I needed him to be seamlessly cared for in death, as he was in life. My attentiveness and instinct to nurture him did not change from life to death. I needed you to be an extension of me. And you all were. My hands were on your hands as you cared for him. Your thoughts were my thoughts.

Thank you to those who transported Krys from McKee Medical Center to Horan & McConaty in Aurora. Amy, thank you for your call letting me know when Krys arrived. Amy and JaCobe, thank you for spending so much time with us as we made detailed decisions about Krys’ service, reception, and remains. Tori, Vanessa, and Samantha, thank you all for the warm welcome each time we arrived to see Krys. Vanessa, thank you for your patience as I cried in the doorway the first time I viewed Krys’ body. Marisa and Laleh, thank you for preparing Krys’. We needed to say goodbye, and you allowed us that incredible honor. Thank you for coming up to meet me so I could personally thank (and hug) both of you. Kristen, Dan, Catie, Megan, Tavin, Spencer, Jonathan, Benjeman, Alex, Jake, Evie, Chad, Sal, Sylvia, Monica, and Connor, thank you for all of your help caring for Krys. For dressing him, for moving him, for his peaceful appearance, for making sure he was ready for four viewings, for the beautiful service, for making arrangements to live stream Krys’ service for his Icelandic family, for preparing him (and us) for his cremation, and for allowing us to view and begin his cremation process.

As you may or may not know, your care and expertise in preparing Krys’ body, allowed his 9-year-old son to say goodbye. Every second you spent with Krys gave that little boy opportunities for closure. He had several opportunities to view and touch his father, all of which better prepared him for their final goodbye. Those important experiences and memories will comfort him throughout his lifetime.

Your work allowed our family to feel brave. We could not have done that without you.

Language and words seem far too limiting to express the gratitude we feel. Know our “Thank You” “higher than the sky, deeper than the sea, and bigger than the whole wide world”. Our “Thank You” is eternal.

I have one request of each of you. Please go home tonight and read this letter out loud to your family. Really. Out loud. Thank you.