Olinger Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery - Highland have served the Thornton, Colorado, community and Greater Denver area since 1965 and 1952, respectively. Located on Grant Street, the funeral home and cemetery offer a range of services to families from all cultural and religious backgrounds.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
- Veterans cemetery section
- Recently renovated
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Mountain views
- Multiple chapels
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
- Piano/organ on site
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Reserved veteran parking
- Coffee lounge
- Onsite cemetery
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Scattering garden for ashes
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
White glove service
Locations offering the highest level of service and care
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Options to have your personalized celebrations on outdoors on our property
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
- Overnight visitations
Services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
- Black car service
- White limousines
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Latin music selections
- Feng shui design
- Catholic cemetery section
- Muslim cemetery section
- Incense burning
- Ritual washing
- Kosher catering
Other Languages Spoken
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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A spacious Denver funeral home
The main chapel at Olinger Funeral & Cremation - Highland 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 Funeral & Cremation - Highland 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 Funeral & Cremation - Highland 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 Funeral & Cremation - Highland 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 Cemetery - Highland
Olinger Cemetery - Highland 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 Cemetery - Highland 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 , 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 Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery - Highland 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 Cemetery - Highland 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 Funeral & Cremation - Highland was added to meet the needs of the growing community.
New construction, renovations
The 18,000-square-foot building that houses Olinger Funeral & Cremation 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 Funeral & Cremation - Highland, including a reception room for catered gatherings before or after a memorial service.
Olinger Funeral & Cremation and Olinger 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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