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Our Staff

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Our Staff

The people of Latina would all tell you they did not choose funeral care as a job, rather, this path is their calling. To serve our neighbors, friends and family here in in their greatest hour of need is an extraordinary honor. Our staff is dedicated to our Hispanic community in Denver and the heritage we share, and will do everything possible to help you celebrate the lives you love and make this difficult time as peaceful as possible. 

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Marisa Casillas

Manager and Funeral Director

Marisa Casillas is a Funeral Director and Manager of Latina Funerals & Cremation. A Denver native, she grew up in North Denver and graduated from North High School. Marisa answered her calling to serve families in funeral service in 2008 after completing her A.A.S. in Mortuary Science at Arapahoe Community College. She quickly became part of the Horan & McConaty Funeral Service team. Her passion and love for serving her community eventually led to her managing role at Latina Funerals & Cremation.

Marisa has served families in many different ways, including funeral directing, responding to families with immediate needs by transferring their loved ones in to our care, and as a highly skilled embalmer. She attended the prestigious Fountain National Academy of Professional Embalming Skills in 2009 and is expertly skilled in performing reconstructive procedures on highly traumatized cases. Marisa is compassionate and caring, serving every family as she would serve her own.

Marisa enjoys spending time with her two daughters, especially in the beautiful Colorado outdoors. She also enjoys traveling and has a passion for running. Marisa considers herself to be blessed beyond measure and gives all to the Glory of God.

Email: MCasillas@LatinaCares.com

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Iris Valenzuela

Funeral Director

Iris Valenzuela works as a Funeral Director for Latina Funerals & Cremation. She is very passionate about the work that she does and the impact she has on the community and families that she serves.

Iris has held multiple roles within funeral service and continues to grow her skills every day. She is always honored to learn more about families, their cultural practices, religious beliefs, and overall what is important to them. This carries over into the personalized service she provides every family.

Email: IValenzuela@LatinaCares.com

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