Colorado

Mar 3, 2010 7:46 PM by Associated Press

Family won't appeal ruling over woman's remains

(AP) - A Colorado family has decided not to appeal a judge's decision to allow their mother's remains to be cryogenically frozen.

Seventy-one-year-old Mary Robbins signed a contract with Alcor Life Extension Foundation in 2006 and set aside $50,000 to keep her remains frozen. Robbins' daughter says her mother changed her mind before she died. But Alcor argued Robbins did not complete the proper paperwork.

In a settlement with the family, Alcor agreed to give the family the $50,000 annuity Robbins set aside for her preservation.

Alcor will pay for the handling of Robbins' remains. Her head will be frozen, and the rest of her body will be cremated and returned to the family.

A call to the family's attorney was not immediately returned.

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