- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
- Cremation Memorials
- Customized Memorials
- Double-Depth Companion Plots
- Flat Markers
- Private Family Estates
- Upright Headstones
- Water Feature
A spacious Denver funeral home
The main chapel at Olinger Highland Mortuary seats 175 guests. The spacious Long’s Peak reception room offers a place to gather after a service and enjoy a meal provided by the funeral home's exclusive caterer. Additionally, there are five visitation rooms and five funeral arrangement rooms. The facility was recently updated to include more modern features.
Award-winning funeral home service
Olinger Highland Mortuary is a proud member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)and the Colorado Funeral Directors Association (CFDA). Our funeral home team has been awarded the Pursuit of Excellence Award, an NFDA recognition for our outstanding community service, professional integrity and high ethical standards. Criteria for the award include compliance with state and federal regulations, continuing education and staff development, family outreach and support, and professional association service and participation.
The Thornton Police Department has also recognized Olinger Highland Mortuary for commitment to the community. In 2017, the police department awarded us an American flag that was “tapped” at the World Trade Center in New York City.
Professionals with heart
The funeral directors at Olinger Highland Mortuary have more than 90 combined years of professional experience in the funeral industry. As a result, we are prepared to serve you and your family during your time of need. We are also available to assist with planning a funeral ahead of time.
Our experience, knowledge and state-of-the-art technology give us the ability to meet almost any need you may have. Please call us when you need us.
Olinger Highland Cemetery
Olinger Highland Cemetery offers expertly manicured, well-maintained grounds with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. The 40-acre cemetery in Thornton is a preferred final resting place in the Greater Denver Metropolitan area. We meet your needs with a variety of burial options, such as flush-to-ground memorials, upright monuments, a mausoleum, memorial and cremation benches, private gated estates, a cremation garden and much more.
Beautiful cemetery with mountain views
The picturesque, well-kept Olinger Highland Cemetery covers approximately 40 acres and is located on what was once farmland. Offering views of Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains to the west, the cemetery includes the Garden of Tranquility, which is a featured garden with areas designated for cremation, family estates, bench estates, gated estates and private estates. Complete with flowering plants and serene waterfall areas, the cemetery is a peaceful final resting place and a serene place to remember and honor your loved one.
Many gardens for reflection
Garden of Tranquility is a beautiful garden that includes areas for cremation, family estates, bench and gated estates, and private estates. With a water feature and a gazebo, the cremation garden is a calming place of reflection.
New Tranquility Mausoleum
Ask us about honoring your loved one in our Tranquility Mausoleum, located in the southwest area of the cemetery, near the Tranquility Cremation Garden, and amplified by our glorious mountain views. This community garden mausoleum of polished red and Rosa Porrino granite composition houses over 350 casket spaces at prayer, heart or heaven levels. We have many options still available, including tandem, couch and single crypts, each featuring a beautiful, bronze memorial plaque.
Please visit us
Photos convey a lot, but we invite you to see our cemetery property for yourself. You are welcome to visit anytime or call us to schedule a guided tour.
We honor veterans
At Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Three Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. In addition to hosting an annual Memorial Day service honoring veterans, we work with local organizations to host special veterans events throughout the year. We are proud to honor members of each branch of the military. 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.
Homeless Veterans Burial Program
Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery participate in the Homeless Veterans Burial Program. Founded on the belief that every veteran deserves a dignified and honorable burial, the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program is a cooperative effort with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, local medical examiners, coroners, veterans advocates and veterans organizations. Through the Homeless Veterans Burial Program, homeless and indigent veterans are identified and provided proper military burials.
Established in 1952 on former farmland that was owned by the Green family, Olinger Highland Cemetery has served families in the Greater Denver area for more than half a century. The property covers nearly 40 acres in Thornton and was initially used only as a cemetery. That changed in 1965 when Olinger Highland Mortuary was added to meet the needs of the growing community.
New construction, renovations
The 18,000-square-foot building that houses Olinger Highland Mortuary's main chapel was built in 1995. It was recently renovated for a fresh, modern look. The updated building offers most everything you could need or desire during your time at Olinger Highland Mortuary, including a reception room for catered gatherings before or after a memorial service.
Olinger Highland Mortuary & Olinger Highland Cemetery are both members of the Dignity Memorial® network, North America's largest group of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.
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