Funeral home alive and well |

Funeral home alive and well

BRECKENRIDGE – Despite rumors to the contrary, the Rocky Mountain Funeral Home is alive and well.

Rumors started last weekend when a real estate sign was posted on the property, located next door to the Red, White and Blue Fire Department on Main Street.

“I came back from the post office, and there’s a “For Sale’ sign next to my business,” said owner Justin Stephens. “I said, “This is not good.'”

The sign was removed two days later. The building is still on the market, Stephens said. But the sign got people talking. Stephens has a lease than runs to Jan. 1, 2006 – and he plans to stay there for the duration.

“There’s nothing in the lease that says that I have to move if the house sells before then,” Stephens said. “I don’t have to go anywhere, and I’m not planning on it. We’ll be here (in Breckenridge) for generations.

In the meantime, he’s looking for a new location so he can build a crematory and a larger chapel. He hopes to secure a new location along Airport Road. Additionally, he is building a new chapel in Fairplay.

“I like Main Street,” he said. “But I wouldn’t want to go any farther south on Main Street because of the tourism aspect of it.”

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