Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Family owned and operated since 1909, with several facilities throughout Delta County, Taylor Funeral Service provides peace of mind for western Colorado communities through pre-planning, grief support, and professional funeral services. Taylor’s years of experience, trusted name, and caring touch have provided solace for hundreds of families, with loved ones nearby or across the globe, during their time of grief.

Our Family Serving Yours -

Western Colorado natives Chalmer and Marge Swain have owned and operated Taylor Funeral Service since 1984. Chalmer’s interest and experience in mortuary science started at a young age, with a part-time job in high school. He attended Mesa State College and graduated from Cypress Mortuary College. Chalmer served as Delta County Coroner and as a Colorado Funeral Directors Association board member, and he is a certified funeral service and mortuary science practitioner.

Marge Swain received her B.S. in Secondary Education from Northern Michigan University majoring in Sociology & Political Science. She is a certified funeral director and licensed in Colorado for pre-need insurance purposes. Chalmer and Marge have two children – Matthew and Amber.

Serving on the boards of local chambers of commerce, Delta County Memorial Hospital, HopeWest, and Rotary Club, the Swains are active contributors to their hometown community.

Chalmer and Marge are supported by a dedicated team of trustworthy individuals—highly-trained, certified professionals with decades of experience in mortuary science and funeral service. Embracing a spirit of service, Taylor’s staff actively volunteers for charities, churches, and other service organizations in Delta County. Learn more about the people behind Taylor Funeral Service.

“Everyone we had contact with at Taylor’s was kind and compassionate.”

“We were treated with such kindness and compassion. The warmth and caring made a difficult time so much easier.”

“Taylor Funeral Service went out of their way to help us at a difficult time.”

“Everyone at Taylor helped a great deal in supporting us.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Chalmer Swain

Chalmer Swain

Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, Mortuary Science Practitioner, Owner
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Marge Swain

Marge Swain

Certified Funeral Director, Owner
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Lance B. Boren

Lance B. Boren

Funeral Director, Certified Mortuary Science Practitioner
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Ashton  Soltvedt

Ashton Soltvedt

Funeral Director
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Tom Jenkins

Tom Jenkins

James  Gall

James Gall

Assistant Director & Grief Counselor
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Ron Rowell

Ron Rowell

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