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Bernalillo County

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Location:
One Civic Plaza, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone:
(505) 468-7000

Fax:
(505) 462-9813

Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Email:
FinanceDivision@bernco.gov

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Bernalillo County to Hold Memorial Burial Ceremony for Unclaimed and Indigent Residents

The county, in conjunction with Daniels Family Funeral Services, will honor Bernalillo County unclaimed and indigent residents with a memorial burial ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept.16, 2021, at Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE.

To find out if a deceased person is on the unclaimed/indigent list, go to www.bernco.gov/Unclaimed_Indigent_Cremation_Program, scroll down to Burial Listings of Cremated Remains and click on Sept. 16, 2021 Memorial Ceremony under ‘Memorial Lists.’

The Bernalillo County General Services Division administers the Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program for deceased, at 9:30 a.m. 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 through the program.

It is the mission of the Bernalillo County 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 676,000 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 $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.