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Delta County’s Trusted Funeral Home

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

Marge and Chalmer Swain - owners of Taylor Funeral Service
Marge and Chalmer Swain, Owners of Taylor Funeral Service

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.

“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.”

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.