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Funeral Homes in Montrose County

Ash Mesa Inscriptions: 1886 to June 17, 1978  

Directions: From the intersection of US 50 & Colo. 348, take Colo. 348 west 2.5 mile to 5700 Rd., turn north 2.5 miles, turn west on Road A.

This public cemetery is still in use. *

Olathe, CO   81425
(970) 323-5730  
(Sec. 20, T51N, R10W, N.M.P.M.)

Button Originally a public cemetery, now is private and abandoned.  The only known burial date is 1902.  There are 16 graves.  It is thought that this cemetery was used by the people that worked on the Gunnison Tunnel, but this cannot be proved. *

Directions: Located about 5 miles S of Montrose on US 550 to Trout Road, east 1.6 miles, on the east side of the road.


Cedar Montrose CO 81402     
City Hall (970) 249-1420
Rural Montrose-East Miami. c 1/2 mile east of town on E. Miami Road (Sec. 26, T49N, R9W, N.M.P.M.)

Cedar Cemetery Burial Records and Cemetery Inscriptions-1883-1992
(includes Montrose County Cemetery located adjacent to Cedar Cemetery)
Click HERE for map.   Click for  TRANSCRIPTIONS

Cimarron Montrose County, CO

In town of Cimarron on US Hwy 50.  The cemetery is on the hillside  west of Newberry's Store.

Was in Gunnison county, but as county lines have changed, the cemetery is presently in Montrose County.  


Coventry  Montrose County,  CO 81401
Mary Puderbaugh at Nucla. 

Located about 2 miles east of Redvale.  From Hwy145 turn north at 11 Road (Redvale Korner Campground)   
About 1 mile north of Coventry 
(Sec. 11, T45N, R14W)

Grandview Montrose - 16216 Sunset Mesa Dr CO 81402   

Operated by Crippen Funeral Home, 
Telephone: 970-249-2121

Public cemetery, but privately owned, and still in use.  Established 1890's with the first burial about 1896.  

Directions: From intersection of US 50 & CO 90 in Montrose, take CO 90 West to Chipeta Drive, .06 miles to Sunset Mesa Drive, ..09 mile to Grandview Cemetery.

(Sec. 5, T48N, R9W, N.M.P.M.) 

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(Delta Co.)
Old Crawford Cemetery AKA Maher Cemetery. The cemetery is located in Delta County. It is included in this volume as most of the people buried there were residents of the Maher area which is located in Montrose Co. 
The location is one mile south of Crawford on highway 92 on a bluff overlooking the north east side of the Crawford Reservoir. The abandoned cemetery is on private property with no public access. (note: only six inscriptions)

(includes 2 Black Canyon Burials)


Nucla Naturita  Nucla CO  81424  
Bertha Barnes (970)

About 1 mile NW of Nucla. (Sec. 31, T47N, R15W, N.M.P.M.)

Public cemetery, established about 1905.  The first burial was about 1906, still in use.


Oak Grove

Inscriptions: 1887 through December 22, 1923

Also known as Cedar Grove Cemetery and Shavano Cemetery. The location is 1 mile south of Oak Grove School and 1 mile west and southwest of M & D Canal Bridge. Cemetery lies east of the highway, would be through the county gravel pit which is kept locked. The cemetery is situated on property owned by Fred Donley. It is unfenced and inaccessible.

Legal Description: Sec 11, T48N R10W

A public, community cemetery, first known burial 1887, consists of about 84 graves, abandoned, last known burial was in 1923.


Olathe  Inscriptions: 1886 to June 17, 1978  

Directions: Located on the south edge of town, west of US 50.

This public cemetery is still in use.*

Olathe CO 81425
George Vanderveer(970) 323-6230
Southeastern edge of town (Sec. 15, T50N, R10W, N.M.P.M.)

Paradox Inscriptions: 1901 - Jan 1989

Directions: About 1 mile SE of the town of Paradox.  TRANSCRIPTIONS

Pea Green Inscriptions:  1887 to Feb 1988

Directions: From Pea Green Corner go 1.1, (just past Amber Road) turn right on unimproved road.

The first burial was 1887, incorporated 1930, this public cemetery is still in use.*

Montrose County, CO 81401
Joann Brew, Delta  - or - Ralph or Merna Ray, Olathe. 
Just north of Pea Green Corner on CO 348 
(Secs. 27 & 28, T51N, R11W)

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Pinion Cemetery Nucla CO  81424

From the intersection of CO 141 & 97 in Naturita, go east on CO 141 about 3 miles, turn north onto CO 90, go north and east about 8 miles to Pinon, on east side of river. *

(Sec. 3, T46N, R14W, N.M.P.M.)


Uncompahgre Memorial Gardens see  Valley Lawns Cemetery"
Ute Cemetery Nucla  CO 81424

First burial 1962 in this private cemetery which is still in use.  Most burials of Cooper family.  Located on private land up river from the Nucla Power Plant.  About 2 miles NW of the town of  Ute, about 10 miles E of Pinon on CO 90. 

(Sec. 2, T46N, R13W, N.M.P.M.) 

Ute Indian Memorial Park Colorado State Park.  

Located about 2 miles S of Montrose on US Hwy 50 to the Ute Museum on Chipeta Road.

Contains the graves of Chipeta, (wife of Chief Ouray), Chief John McCook (brother of Chipeta)  and a monument for Chief Ouray & Chipeta (Chief Ouray is buried at Ignacio, CO). 

Valley Lawns Cemetery & Crematory P.O. Box 66 Montrose, CO  81402

Contact Frank Tucker at the Montrose Valley Funeral Home
 (970) 249-4400

On US 550 2 1/2 miles south of town 
(Sec. 9, T48N, R9W, N.M.P.M.)


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* source - Montrose County, Colorado Cemetery and Burial Records.  
Vol II, III and IV and the Montrose Fore-Kin Trails Genealogical Society.

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Funeral Homes in Montrose County
Crippin Funeral Home Montrose
  Montrose 802 Main St CO   81401
  Gregg Crippin (970) 249-2121   
Hale & Gerken Funeral Home Montrose
  Naturita 219 W First St CO  81422
  Rodney Gerken (970) 865-2818  (970) 865-2819
  PO Box 86.
Montrose Valley Funeral Home Montrose
  Montrose 505 S Second CO   81401
  Frank / Bonnie Tucker (970) 249-4400  (970) 249-1487
  Colorado State Coordinator
  Assistant State Coordinator 
  Montrose County Coordinator


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