ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County will host a public memorial burial ceremony for those who are unclaimed on Sept. 22. The Bernalillo County General Services Division administers the Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program for deceased persons who have passed away within the county. The county works with a mortuary to cremate and store the cremains of unclaimed persons for two years and then the remains are made available for burial.


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The community memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22. 2022, 9:30 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery. All are welcome to attend. To find out if a deceased person is on the unclaimed/indigent list, search this year’s Memorial List.

To obtain the cremains of one of the deceased persons in this year’s program, call 505-468-7777 by 5 p.m. on Aug. 31, for information. There is a fee to cover the county’s cost of cremation. To learn more about the Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program, visit the program’s website.