Carey, Francis X. b. 1933 d. 1982 Astronaut. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and enlisted in the Air Force where he began technical training at Denver's Lowry Air Force Base. He later transferred to Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, FL, for advanced training at the Titan Missile site which provided the foundation of future space programs.
He was the chief test conductor on all Gemini flights, as well as Apollo, Viking and shuttle flights. He received special achievement awards for his contributions. His last...[Read More] Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Section 33, Block 3, Lot 48, Grave 10 GPS coordinates: 39.7787895, -105.1483307 (hddd.dddd)
Gilpin, William b. October 4, 1815 d. January 20, 1894 Colorado Territorial Governor. An 1836 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he served in the United States Army as a Major during the Mexican War. He was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as the 1st Governor of the Colorado Territory, serving from 1861 to 1862. He later unsuccessfully ran for the office of Colorado Territorial Delegate to the United States Congress. In 1894 he was run over by a horse and carriage while walking the streets of Denver, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Cause of death: Carriage Accident Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Section 9, Block 1 GPS coordinates: 39.7832184, -105.1451111 (hddd.dddd)
Machebeuf, Joseph Projectus b. August 11, 1812 d. July 10, 1889 Roman Catholic Bishop. Denver's first Catholic Bishop, he was consecrated Bishop of Denver on August 16, 1868. He became known as "the Apostle of Colorado" for his unceasing work for the Catholic Church. Mount Olivet Cemetery, in which he is buried, was part of a 440 acre farm purchased by Bishop Machebeuf and donated by him to the Church. A peak in Colorado near Loveland Pass is named in his honor. (Bio by: Salena Odom) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Inside Gallagher Memorial Chapel, Section 21, Block 7
McNichols, Stephen L. R. b. March 7, 1914 d. November 25, 1997 Progressive Democratic Governor of Colorado, 1957-1963. Accompolishments included improved school financial aid distribution, increased university faculty salaries, reform for the State Hospital in Pueblo and the State Penitentiary in Canon City. First 4-year term Colorado governor. Son of long time city of Denver Auditor William H. McNichols Sr. Brother of Denver mayor (11968-1983) William H. "Bill" McNicholas, Jr. Made an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate in 1968. (Bio by: GravesScribe (Lk)) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
Swigert Jr., John Leonard 'Jack' b. August 30, 1931 d. December 27, 1982 Astronaut, US Congressman. Born John Leonard Swigert in Denver, Colorado, he served with the US Air Force as a fighter pilot 1953 to 1956 and with the Air National Guard 1957 to 1965. He held a position as engineering test pilot for North American Aviation, Inc. before joining NASA as an Astronaut in April 1966. He served as a member of the astronaut support crew for the Apollo 7 mission and was assigned command module pilot as a late replacement ten days before the Apollo 13 moon mission on...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Section 17-nine rows east of the row of seven pines trees, next to the road. GPS coordinates: 39.7812195, -105.1475067 (hddd.dddd)
Tabor, Elizabeth Bonduel 'Baby Doe' b. October 7, 1854 d. March 5, 1935 Socialite. Controversial wife of Horace Tabor, who was a silver mine owner in the days of the Colorado gold and silver booms of the 19th century. Despite wealth that allowed her to live a lifestyle that was beyond lavish, she died penniless and alone in Leadville, Colorado. She froze to death while living in a mine shack of the famous Matchless mine, which in its heyday produced $10,000 worth of silver ore per day. Elizabeth and Horace Tabor are the subject of an American opera, "The Ballad of...[Read More] Cause of death: Froze to death Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Section 18, Block 6, just east of third tree GPS coordinates: 39.7802887, -105.1438065 (hddd.dddd)
Vehr, Rev. Urban John b. May 30, 1891 d. September 19, 1973 Roman Catholic Bishop. He was Denver's first Catholic Archbishop. Upon his consecration as a Bishop on June 10, 1931, he was the youngest Bishop in the United States. He worked tirelessly to help the poor of Denver during the Great Depression. In 1941, the Vatican established the Archdiocese of Denver (as opposed to the Diocese of Denver) and installed Bishop Vehr as Denver's first Archbishop. (Bio by: Salena Odom) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Inside Gallagher Memorial Chapel, Section 21, Block 7