Olinger Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery - Crown Hill

7777 West 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO


Opal C. Githens

December 25, 1930January 8, 2020

Opal C. Githens, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother was born on December 25, 1930, in Okeene, Oklahoma. Opal passed away with her loved ones by her side on January 8, 2020 in Lafayette, Colorado.

Opal is survived by her daughter Debbie Reeves and her husband, Rick; her son Les Barker and his wife Judy; her daughter Christi Barker; her daughter Nancy Barker; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 7777 W. 29th Ave., in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Her memorial service will be held in the Pavilion at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 7777 W. 29th Ave., in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. There will be a reception at 4890 Easley Road, Golden, CO 80403 immediately following the conclusion of services on Tuesday.


  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Committal Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Memorial Reception Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Opal C. Githens

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January 12, 2020

I remember a warm,loving aunt, always made us feel welcome and part of the family, even though we didn't get to visit very often. Thank you Aunt Opal, you will be truely missed.

Nancy Barker

January 12, 2020

My mother, best friend and hero
Opal was a dedicated mother; she treasured her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and embraced every moment with them.

She lived her life by example – showing kindness and compassion, facing life head on, being brave and courageous. She wanted her children to do the right thing, treat people the way you would want to be treated and to take care of each other.

All whom loved her dearly will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm and grace and undying love and caring for them.