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For more than half a century, Olinger Funeral & Cremation - Chapel Hill and Olinger Cemetery have provided people in South Denver with compassionate care. Located in Centennial, Colorado, just outside Littleton, Olinger Funeral & Cremation - Chapel Hill is among the few funeral homes in the area to sit on the grounds of a cemetery. These convenient sister locations can help with almost everything you need during this emotionally difficult period of life.

A welcoming funeral home, personalized services

We are committed to accommodating people of all faiths and cultures at Olinger Funeral & Cremation - Chapel Hill. We are also dedicated to creating personalized funerals and memorials, believing a memorial should reflect a unique life.

It all begins with a conversation. Sit with us and let's talk. That way we can listen and discover what made your loved one's life special. Once we get to know what went into this unique life, we'll design a personalized service that captures that person's essence. From hiking or running, pottery to painting, quilting to singing, we discover what made a person special and create a fitting tribute like no other.

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At Olinger Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery - Chapel Hill, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Two Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Our offerings and amenities

Chapel at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & CemeteryOur large, light-filled chapel accommodates approximately 200 guests. A wall of glass offers spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. We also have 2 visitation rooms as well as a reception room that seats about 100 guests. We encourage you to gather with family and friends for refreshments or a meal before or after a funeral or memorial—and you can leave the food and drinks to us. Think: a breakfast taco buffet, a candy bar with coffee and soda, or perhaps even a rustic dinner under the stars. Let's us help you explore what would mean the most.

We care about Centennial

Pavilion at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & CemeteryOlinger Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery - Chapel Hill is a trusted member of the South Denver community. Our team members are engaged in the Centennial community. We host funeral-planning seminars and events that are open to the public, including an annual Memorial Day service and a holiday remembrance program that includes a speaker, live music and a candle lighting ceremony.

We are also here to provide professional, compassionate care when you need us. We aim to exceed your expectations and focus on ensuring that each funeral, memorial or cremation is both personal and memorable. And Olinger Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery - Chapel Hill continues to care for and support families after the ceremony is over through the Olinger Grief Resource Center.

Please call us when you need us. We are always here for you.

History

Established in 1950 in Centennial, Colorado, Olinger Cemetery - Chapel Hill has served the South Denver area for more than half a century, and we look forward to serving you with excellence for years to come.

Past and present

The original funeral chapel was built just west of the current funeral home location in 1963. The chapel had a 60-foot stained-glass window, which was imported from Italy and featured the image of praying hands and a descending dove on top of the highest point in Arapahoe County.

Olinger Funeral & Cremation - Chapel Hill was built in 1992 and held its 1st funeral service on February 11, 1993. Although it no longer has the original stained-glass window, the focal point of the funeral home chapel is a wall of windows that offers breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains.

Olinger Funeral & Cremation - Chapel Hill has seen a series of renovations and updates that give the funeral home a modern, up-to-date look that appeals to our community.

Your trusted providers

Today, Olinger Funeral & Cremation - Chapel Hill and Olinger Cemetery are members of the Dignity Memorial® network, the largest group of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America. As we grow and evolve, we both remain committed to providing the same personal and professional service that the people of Centennial and the surrounding communities have come to expect.

Olinger Cemetery - Chapel Hill

Covering approximately 75 acres in Centennial, Colorado, the park-like Olinger Cemetery - Chapel Hill is a picturesque final resting place. Located at the highest point in Arapahoe County, the cemetery offers panoramic views of the Front Range in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Columbine Memorial

Special landscaping feature at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & CemeteryOlinger Cemetery - Chapel Hill is the permanent home of the Columbine Memorial, which honors the teacher and 12 students who died on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School. The memorial includes 13 jet black granite crosses, each with a person's name and portrait.

Burial and entombment options

Mausoleum at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & CemeteryThe beautifully landscaped Olinger Cemetery - Chapel Hill offers standard ground-burial options with both flat and upright monuments, memorial and cremation benches, a cremation garden, mausoleums, private family estates and other permanent memorialization options.

Gardens at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & CemeteryEach garden in Olinger Cemetery - Chapel Hill includes a unique feature that sets it apart from other sections of the property. For example, our cremation garden includes a water feature, and a stream runs through the Garden of Tranquility. The Garden of Tranquility also has a stone and copper committal pavilion, while the Garden of the Apostles features a beautiful statue.

Though photos convey a lot, we invite you to come see our cemetery for yourself. If you'd like a guided tour, please call us. We're happy to show you around.

Olinger Grief Resource Center

Our care doesn't end after our services are complete. Recognizing the need for continued support after the ceremony ends and friends go home, Olinger Funeral & Cremation - Chapel Hill created the Olinger Grief Resource Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. The center is home to the Denver Area Bereavement Council, a lending library and a reception area for support meetings and educational events. Designed to provide families with ongoing resources that help them cope with their losses, it brings together professionals and individuals in a warm and friendly setting.

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Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Olingers helped ease our pain with the professional handling of the funeral arrangements. They created a remarkable ambience, with many of the guests commenting that it was the most beautiful service that they attended. We celebrated the life of our loved one in a very memorable way."

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June 2022

"The service and professional help and care provided by Olingers staff were the best I could have hoped for. We've enjoyed their services for many decades and have, to my observation, never been showed less than the best. Thank you all very much Olinger Personal Care Staff and Team"

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June 2022

"Olinger's is by far the best choice we made to have many of our loved one's laid to rest here. The staff and all aspects of the way they helped us in the preparations was top notch. I believe these precious people need a standing ovation in their formality and personal care and love for all my family and relatives lying beside my mother, who we jus

t yesterday honored and glorified the Lord for His presence in all our experience."

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June 2022

"I cannot say enough about the team at Olinger Chapel Hill. After my father died I was at a loss with how to plan and execute a funeral service. After I contacted them I felt much more at ease and his remembrance service was absolutely perfect. There were a lot of details that the staff attended to that I knew nothing about. They were patient and ki

nd and answered all of my questions. Every step of the way I felt like I was part of the team laying my dad to rest. And when it came time for the actual service, well, it was perfect. Exactly what he would have wanted, and even more! And the extra touches that the team provided even made it better… from the stone hearts given to the attendees, to the gentleman taking care of the guest book. I highly recommend the facility, the caterer, the florist, the celebrant and everyone that made my dad's day perfect."

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