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Mount Olivet Cemetery
Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County

Mt Olivet Sign

Tombstone Photographs

The Mount Olivet Cemetery, located at 12801 W 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge CO 80033-2460, in Jefferson County was established in 1892 and is the Denver Archdiocese's only active Catholic cemetery. The 400 acre site was donated to the diocese by Father Machbeuf, an 1859er and Denver's first Catholic Bishop. Many (most?) remains from the old Denver Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery were re-interred in Mt. Olivet.  When Denver's first Catholic cemetery, Mount Calvary, was closed and the city required that the bodies be moved many were brought to Mt. Olivet.  Mt. Calvary Section was set aside for the burials.  However, many families chose to have their loved ones' remains interred in family plots.  So many of those previously buried at Mt. Calvary can be found throughout the cemetery.  Undoubtedly there are many buried in Mt. Calvary Section who's families were never able to afford gravestones.

The photographs in this portion of the archives were taken by:

Shelley D. Ambrosen (sda)
James Bardwell (jb)
Phillip Jerome Barteau (pjb)
Valorie Beaman (vb)
James Bretz (jbz)
Jim Davenport (jd)
Melba Deuprey (md)
Al & Donna Rothe (adr)
Cindy Sullivan (cs)
Brandy Swanburg (bs)
Rita Timm (rt)

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