Cemetery

Town Cemetery

For burial information contact the Town Clerk

dseele@townofjohnstown.com

 

For maintenance, contact Public Works

mcarani@townofjohnstown.com 

970-587-4664

 

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Cemetery Rules and Regulations

Plastic flowers are permissible

  • Must not interfere with mowing.
  • Can be removed by cemetery personnel.

Fresh Flowers

  • Allowed throughout the year. Personnel of the cemetery allowed to dispose of flowers when they become wilted.

Funeral Designs

  • Floral pieces will be removed from graves after forty-eight (48) hours, either by family or by cemetery personnel.

Flowers and Plants

  • Plantings not maintained or cared for by the owner or their representatives shall be removed by personnel of the cemetery.

Flower Space

  • Limited to eight (8) inches in front of stone. Roses allowed at sides of lots only.

New Shrubbery

  • Must be approved by the Cemetery Superintendent. Fencing of lot is prohibited. Stones and monuments must be approved by cemetery personnel.

Cremation Section

  • No live flowers permitted
  • Flat stones only
  • Maximum width of stones, including concrete bordering, two (2) feet.

For more information view the Municipal Code regarding Cemeteries.

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Location (north of Hwy 60 on CO Blvd.)

Cemetery History

Elwell Cemetery
Following a United Brethren Church meeting September 28, 1902, seven acres of land north of the Elwell Store were purchased from J. B. Sloan for $20 an acre. The area was known as Elwell Cemetery.

A cemetery association, to care for the land, was formed with representatives from Johnstown, Milliken, Elwell, Great Western Sugar Factory, the Johnstown Home and Garden Club and Forget-Me-Not Garden Club. Trees were planted and water pipes and a pump were installed to pump water from the Home Supply Irrigation Ditch.

Named Johnstown Cemetery
Later, the Town of Johnstown established a Perpetual Care Plan to manage the cemetery with the town furnishing the labor. Grass was planted and the name was changed to the Johnstown Cemetery.