Imperial Funeral Home & Imperial Memorial Gardens

5450 Highway 78 West Pueblo, CO 81005


  • Richard Alan Barnett

    Funeral Director

    Richard Barnett was born in Texas in 1953 and grew up in Rochester, New York. Rick received his degree in music ministry in 1974. He has been a pastor, youth and family counselor, administrator, and musical teacher and director since the mid-70s.

    Over those same years, Rick has filled the needs of many funeral homes with his musical skills and support as a chaplain. In 2012, Rick was hired here to assist with services, serve as a chaplain, provide musical work, do maintenance and maintain the home's vehicles. He became a full time funeral arranger in 2013 and became a location manager in October 2015.

    Rick and and his wife have been married since 1973. They have 2 sons, 1 daughter, 2 daughters-in-law and 5 grandchildren.

  • Elizabeth M Olivas

    Funeral Director

    Elizabeth graduated mortuary school at Arapahoe Community College, while also working as a funeral attendant at a Dignity Memorial location in Denver. Desiring to live in Colorado Springs, she later became a member of our team.

    Elizabeth acknowledges it’s not always easy being a funeral director, but in light of her commitment to this kind of service she couldn’t see herself in any other role. She has a passion for helping families and building enduring relationships.

    Elizabeth has been married since the early 2010s and recently became mother to a little boy. During free time, she loves to read and paint, and enjoys a tremendous passion for animals (especially German Shepherds). Her greatest joy in life is spending time with family.