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Bernalillo County to Honor Unclaimed and Indigent Residents with Memorial Burial Ceremony

12:02 PM
Larry Gallegos, O (505) 468-1273, C (505) 228-6668 - lagallegos@bernco.gov

Bernalillo County – The county, in conjunction with Daniels Family Funeral Services, will honor Bernalillo County unclaimed and indigent residents with a public memorial burial ceremony later this month.

Residents who wish to claim and pick up a loved one’s cremains before the community burial ceremony have until Monday Sept. 25 to do so.

To find out if a deceased person is on the unclaimed/indigent list, go to http://www.bernco.gov/Unclaimed_Indigent_Cremation_Program and click on this year's ceremony under 'Memorial Lists' or click on the Search Unclaimed Decedents tab in the left column.

To obtain the cremains of one of the deceased persons in the program, call (505) 468-7777 by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 for information and to make arrangements. There is a fee to cover the county’s cost of cremation.

The Bernalillo County General Services Division administers the Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program for deceased persons who have passed away within the geographical boundaries of Bernalillo County.

The county contracts with Daniels Family Funeral Services to cremate and store the cremains of unclaimed/indigent persons for two years and then the cremains are made available for burial.

The community memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 9:30 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE. The community is invited to attend.

It is the mission of the Bernalillo County General Services Division to provide a deserved, lawful, proper and dignified manner of disposition for those decedent residents who are indigent or go unclaimed upon death, and to handle every case accurately and lawfully with the utmost attention. Bernalillo County respects each individual in the community and will treat all with maximum regard and dignity.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $590 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.


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