Most cemeteries have the same general purpose, however there are several distinct types of cemeteries that you can choose from. Depending on what type of burial you are looking at, you may come across some of the following types.
Monumental cemetery: A monumental cemetery is the traditional style of cemetery where headstones or other monuments made of marble or granite rise vertically above the ground. There are countless different types of designs for headstones, ranging from very simple to large and complex.
Lawn cemetery: A lawn cemetery is where each grave is marked with a small commemorative plaque that is placed horizontally at the head of the grave at ground level. Families can still be involved in the design and the information contained on the plaque, however, in most cases the plaques are a standard design.
Mausoleum: A mausoleum is an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or people. A mausoleum may be considered a type of tomb or the tomb may be considered to be within the mausoleum. Perhaps the most famous mausoleum is India's Taj Mahal.
Columbarium: Columbarium walls are generally reserved for cremated remains. While cremated remains can be kept at home by families or scattered somewhere significant to the deceased, a columbarium provides friends and family a place to come to mourn and visit. Because Columbarium walls do not take up a lot of space, they can be a less costly alternative to a burial plot.
Natural cemetery: A natural cemetery, also known as eco-cemeteries or green cemeteries, is a new style of cemetery set aside for natural, or “green burials”. Green burials are motivated by the desire to be environmentally conscious. Although green burials can be performed at any type of cemetery, they are usually done in a natural woodland area. Conventional markings such as headstones are generally replaced with a tree or a bush, or a placement of a natural rock.
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Broomfield County Commons Cemetery (City/County owned)
12801 Sheridan Blvd. Broomfield, CO 80020
Crown Hill Cemetery (Olinger)
7777 W. 29th Avenue Lakewood, CO 80215
Eastlawn Cemetery (Olinger)
19600 E. Smith Road Aurora, CO 80011
Evergreen Cemetery (Olinger’s)
200 E. 168th Avenue Broomfield, CO 80020
430 S. Quebec Street Denver, CO 80247
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Green Mountain Cemetery (Darrell Howe Mortuary)
290 20th Street Boulder, CO 80302
Highland Cemetery (Olinger)
10201 Grant Street Thornton, CO 80229
(City/County owned - Interment for cremated remains only.)
200 Eagle Way Broomfield, CO 80020
Mount Lindo Cemetery (Olinger)
5928 S. Turkey Creek Road Morrison, CO 80465
Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery
12801 W. 44th Avenue Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Mountain View Memorial Park (Crist/Dignity)
3395 Penrose Place Boulder, CO 80301