Welcome

The Queen of Heaven Cemetery is a consecrated and holy place solemnly dedicated to the Catholic belief in the dignity of the dead.  The guiding principle in the operation and upkeep of our cemetery is that it is a Corporal Work of Mercy:  to bury and honor the dead.

 

While primarily Catholic, our 15 acre cemetery provides perpetual care burial sites for people of many faiths, with picturesque views of the Front Range mountains and Plains to the West and uninterrupted prairie vistas to the East.

 

Unlike some cemeteries, we do not have any city/county residency restrictions.

Queen of Heaven is located in eastern Elbert County; within a 30 minute drive of the Southern Denver Metro Area (including the communities of Elizabeth, Kiowa, Franktown, Castle Rock, and Parker).

 

We are a proud and active member of the U.S. Catholic Cemetery Conference (CCC).

 

About Us

Most Reverend Michael J. Sheridan (Bishop of Colorado Springs) dedicated the Queen of Heaven Cemetery; the only Catholic Cemetery in the Northern Region of the Colorado Springs Diocese on November 21, 2004.  It is located between the Towns of Kiowa and Elizabeth, in Elbert County.  The Queen of Heaven Cemetery is a non-profit corporation within the Diocese of Colorado Springs and is registered with the State of Colorado Secretary of State.

 

Queen of Heaven Cemetery is comprised of 15 acres of naturally maintained grounds, located on the Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church’s 60 acres. 

 

The Phase One area, called St. Peter, covers 1.2 acres of the 15 acre site.

 

The cemetery offers three types of interment:

 

-  traditional in ground casket burial of human remains (single-deep only),

-  in ground burial of cremated human remains (in our Urn Garden or a casket-style plot)*, and

-  cremated human remains in either of the two, forty-eight niche Columbariums. 

   (If requested and necessary, the size of each niche does permits a double burial of up to 2 urns.)

( *  In accordance with State of Colorado law, cremains human remains must be inurned within a suitable burial container (i.e., an urn).  Additionally, while some funeral services proffer an "urn vault" also, such a burial container is not required by the laws of the State of Colorado or the Roman Catholic Church, the Diocese of Colorado Springs, or by established norms of this cemetery).

 

The parish's Queen of Heaven Cemetery Committee oversees the day-to-day operations and future planning (e.g., lawn mowing, headstone placement, etc.).   This consultative committee, in turn, regularly reports to the Pastor; who is a standing (ex-officio) member of the Queen of Heaven Cemetery Board of Directors.

 

An Endowment Fund (from 100% of the burial space sales) is set aside to maintain perpetual care of the cemetery grounds.

 

Pricing                                                                                    (revised as of January 1, 2016)

Grave, Urn, & Columbarium Fees

Adult Grave             (5’ X 10’)

$2,000.00

 

Infant Grave           (5’ X 10’)                

$1,000.00

 

Infant Grave             (3’ X 6’)

    $800.00

 

Urn Garden            (2.5’ X 2.5’)

$1,500.00

 

Columbarium       (Price includes the first opening and closing fee)  #

$1,500.00

 

Columbarium         (second opening and closing fee)

$250.00 *

 

 

QOH Cemetery brochure (page 1).pdf 

QOH Cemetery brochure (page 2).pdf 

Grave Opening and Closing

Regular Depth           (Single)

$1,000.00 *

Cremains in ground (Urn Garden) and In-Plot Burial  Opening and Closing

$300.00 *

Infant Grave           (3’ X 6’)            Opening & Closing

$850.00 *

 

Infant Grave           (5’ X 10’)        Opening & Closing

$850.00 *

 

*  Amount paid in-full to the QOH Cemetery at the time of need through the OLV Parish Office.

*  Currently, our cemetery utilizes the Doric Vault Company (CVI Funeral Services) in Limon, CO.  As casket vaults are required at this cemetery, they have contracted with us to also open/close the burial plot for $850.00 (a savings of $150.00).  This is something that will be discussed and coordinated by the parish/cemetery office and the respective funeral home during the initial funeral arrangements planning.

*  Currently, our cemetery also utilizes  Spence Memorials for all of our cemetery's memorial/monument needs.  (please refer to their contact info sheet at the bottom of this page)

#  There is a fee of $200.00 for the engraving of the person's name on the niche granite stone face plate.  Please contact the office for a fill-in-the-blank form for the inscription order.  The payment of $200.00 needs to be submitted along with the completed order form please to process the requested work.

Services

                                                

 

    

We offer the following services:

  • Ground Burial (Interment):  Choose a space to secure your future generations a eternal and peaceful resting place with family.   Caskets must be placed in a vault for below ground burials.  Only single-deep, casket burials are permitted; we are unable to accommodate double-deep burial requests any longer.
  • Cremation Burial (Inurnment):  Urns may be placed in a Columbarium niche (above ground) or in an Urn Garden plot (below ground). 

 

Perpetual Care

Queen of Heaven Cemetery is a perpetual care cemetery.  100% of the cost of your burial space is restricted to the Queen of Heaven Cemetery Endowment Fund for all future maintenance and perpetual care of the cemetery's grounds.  This ensures that our Queen of Heaven Cemetery will be well cared for, for future generations. 

 

The perpetual care fee is included in the prices noted above. 


Pre-Need Planning

 

We strive to help families pre-plan and prepare before the actual time of need.   When you plan ahead:


  • You can do so together as a family, relieving the anxiety and stress on a surviving spouse or sibling, while minimizing expenses and giving reassurance that the plans are just right - just what you would have wanted.
  • Children are not forced to make agonizing decisions for their parents, to try to cover funeral expenses at the time of need, or unfortunately have disagreements among siblings over what "Mom and Dad would have really wanted".


When you make your cemetery space purchase in advance, the price is locked (i.e., frozen).   No matter how high the prices are in the future, your family's cost stays the same.   The only cost that cannot be pre-planned or pre-paid is that of the cemetery's opening and closing fees (paid at the time of need).


To help you purchase your space before the need arises, we have several different payment options available.  We currently accept cash, checks, or money orders.   No installment payment plans or credit cards please.

 

HOW TO CONTACT US:

Queen of Heaven Cemetery is located on the grounds of the Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church property.


Office Hours:   8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  (Monday through Friday)   (or by appointment)


Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1689
Elizabeth, CO  80107

Physical Address
34201 County Road 33
Kiowa, CO  80117-9006
Phone:  (303) 646-4964
 Fax:      (303) 646-9811 

 

QOHC Memorial Monument Contractor Info Sheet (2018).pdf

 

Block 9:

Diagram, Block 9, Lot L.pdf     

Diagram, Block 9, Lot M.pdf

Diagram, Block 9, Lot N.pdf

Diagram, Block 9, Lot O.pdf

Diagram, Block 9, Lot P.pdf

Diagram, Block 9, Lot R.pdf

Diagram, Block 9, Lot S.pdf

Diagram, Block 9, Lot T.pdf

Diagram, Block 9, Lot U.pdf


Block 10:

Diagram, Block 10, Lot M.pdf

Diagram, Block 10, Lot N.pdf

Diagram, Block 10, Lot O.pdf

Diagram, Block 10, Lot P.pdf

Diagram, Block 10, Lot S.pdf

Diagram, Block 10, Lot T.pdf

Diagram, Block 10, Lot U.pdf


Urn Garden:       (Block 10, Section L)  #

Urn Garden-10L (3 to 48).pdf

Urn Garden-10L (49 to 96).pdf


#  There is a fee of the cremation memorial (marker) stone, a setting fee, and for the engraving of the person's name on it.  Please contact the office for a fill-in-the-blank form for the stone, setting and inscription order.  The entire payment needs to be submitted along with the completed order form please to process the requested work.  (A matching Veterans bronze marker is available also.)
 
Notes regarding a burial of cremated remains anywhere in this cemetery:
 
1.  Urn burial vaults are not required by the laws of the State of Colorado and are not required for inurnment burials in our Urn Gardens.
2.  The cremated remains (ashes) must be stored totally within a sealed, suitable burial container (an urn:  (normally metal, wood, stone or like materials), which demonstrates dignity and respect for the human body.
3.   At the time of burial, the urn must have affixed to at a permanent plate, tag or other device, which identifies the name of the decedent within; along with their dates of birth and death.
 
Urn Garden Standard of Configuration (2017).pdf
Urn Garden Memorial Marker order form (022217).pdf 
Urn Garden Memorial Markers (examples with costs) (022217).pdf   

Reminder Notice on Size and Double Urn Burials in Columbarium Niche.pdf 

 

Block 12:

Diagram, Block 12, Lot M.pdf

Diagram, Block 12, Lot N.pdf

Diagram, Block 12, Lot O.pdf

Diagram, Block 12, Lot P.pdf

Diagram, Block 12, Lot Q.pdf

Diagram, Block 12, Lot S.pdf

Diagram, Block 12, Lot T.pdf

Diagram, Block 12, Lot U.pdf


Block 13:

Diagram, Block 13, Lot L (Urn Garden).pdf     #

#  Please refer to Block 10 / Section L (above) for our established cemetery norms regarding Urn Garden burials.

Diagram, Block 13, Lot M.pdf

Diagram, Block 13, Lot N.pdf 

Diagram, Block 13, Lot O.pdf

Diagram, Block 13, Lot P.pdf

Diagram, Block 13, Lot Q.pdf 

Diagram, Block 13, Lot S.pdf

Diagram, Block 13, Lot S.pdf

Diagram, Block 13, Lot T.pdf

Diagram, Block 13, Lot U.pdf


I Columbarium  (St. Peter's)      

(Block 12, Section L)

 

II Columbarium (St. Peter's) (Block 12, Section L)

II Columbarium (front) (niches 1 to 24).pdf

II Columbarium (back) (niches 25 to 48).pdf

 

 

Columbarium Stone Face Engraving Form (highligted w sample) (083118).pdf

Reminder Notice on Size and Double Urn Burials in Columbarium Niche.pdf 

***  Please ensure the selected urn’s size is conducive to the interior size of the niche

(especially if there will be two (2) urns buried in the same niche). (refer to the illustration below)  ***

      

                         

                     (Example:  Columbarium Niche Stone Plate Engraving) 

#  There is a fee of $260.00 (two hundred and sixty dollars) for the engraving of the person's name on the niche granite stone niche face plate.  Please contact the office for a fill-in-the-blank form for the inscription order.  The payment of $260.00 needs to be submitted along with the completed order form please to process the requested work.

 

 

                             

    

 

Holy Innocents (Hill) Section

This section is reserved for the burial of fetal remains, as result of spontaneous miscarriages, etc.

Holy Innocents Hill Burial Diagram (081818).pdf

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Why choose a Catholic Cemetery.pdf 

About Cremation and the Funeral Liturgy.pdf 

About In Ground Burial.pdf 

Catholic Funeral Rites and Customs.pdf 

Frequently Asked Questions About Catholic Cemeteries (website) (2015).pdf

FAQs Regarding Funeral Liturgies and Etiquette.pdf

Bulletin, Funeral Preplanning Worksheet (070715).pdf

Bulletin, Funeral Preplanning Article.pdf

Bulletin Insert, Funeral and Estate Preplanning (Oct 2018).pdf

Article, Helpful Hints regarding a Eulogy.pdf

Diocese of Colorado Springs Christian Burial Procedures (2012).pdf

Vatican Instruction regarding the burial and conservation of cremated remains                 Ad resurgendum cum Christo (2016).pdf

 

Bylaws - OLV QOH Cemetery Corporation (070715).pdf

2015 Queen of Heaven Cemetery Amended Articles of Incorporation (082815).pdf

Queen of Heaven Cemetery Advisory Committee Policy and Procedures (070715).pdf

Queen of Heaven Cemetery Plot Transfer Form (070715).pdf 

 

Bishop Promulgation, Disposition of Fetal Remains (102716).pdf 

Diocesan Cemetery Decree Policy and Procedures (05-08-18).pdf

 

Queen of Heaven Cemetery Policy and Procedures (070715) (Revised 120617).pdf

Queen of Heaven Cemetery Policy and Procedures Manual (attachments only) (030917).pdf 

 

Catholic Mutual Cemetery Inspection Checklist.pdf

QOHC Memorial Monument Contractor Info Sheet (2018).pdf       (Spence Memorials)