Beulah Cemetery was established in 1869 with a half acre donation of land by John Jacob Sease in honor of his niece Mary Sease, who was the first person to be interred at the sunny site located on the north side of Signal Mountain. Official latitude = 38.04.24N 104.58.02W, or more locally known as Cemetery Road (County Road 233).
Suffering from tuberculosis, Mary Sease lived in Mace's Hole (changed to 'Beulah' in 1876) for five years before her death. A worshiper of nature's beauties and possessing poetic fancies, Mary often went to a sunny slope which lay in the southeast end of the valley. It was her custom to sit there as she watched the ever-changing panorama of the earth and sky. In her love for the spot she requested that she might be buried there and Mr. Sease, who owned the land, assured her that it would become her last resting place.
A landmark of interest is the stone marking her grave, with its inscribed epitaph expressing the thoughts of her dear ones.
Born Jan 28 1851
Died June 30 1869
"Let me die the death of the righteous,
And let my last end be like hers.
Her body rests beneath the sod,
In Colorado's soil.
Her soul's in Heaven with her God,
By death she's gained great spoils.
(Mace's Hole, The Way It Was To Beulah, The Way It Is)
An additional acre and a half was later donated to the Beulah Cemetery Association by Mr. L.A. Mansfield.
RULES AND REGULATIONS - Updated 5.2019
1. You must have a family member that already is interred in a lot at the Beulah Cemetery or you have been a resident in the Beulah area for at least five (5) years, past or present. (“Family member” for all purposes under these regulations shall mean a grandparent, parent, child or grandchild or spouses of family member who is the owner or legal holder of a deed, issued by the Beulah Cemetery. ) Lot may only be considered for purchase at the time of death of a resident.
• Owner of the deed may give another family member written permission to be buried in that space. In the absence of such written permission, any person claiming a right to use or to designate the use of a grave space must present some sort of proof to obtain a transfer of deed from the Beulah Cemetery through the Beulah Historical Society.
2. Charges for lots are $600 for burial lots, 10 feet by 10 feet (10’ x 10’). This will accommodate 2 caskets and/or up to 4 cremations (if no caskets, 6 cremations). Prices are subject to change without notice.
• The maximum number of lots you may purchase is 2.
• The cemetery is not responsible for opening of grave space.
3. Burials: All fees (Digging fee = $300/casket and $50/urn; PLUS $100 Admin/Record Fee made payable to Beulah Cemetery) associated with the burial space must be paid in full prior to burial. A minimum of 24 hour advance notice is required from the mortuary for all burials. Send any burial permits received by Funeral Home or the County issuing the death certificate.
• Only human remains can be interred in the Beulah Cemetery. Opening and closing of graves shall be done under the supervision of the cemetery supervisor, or a designee.
• Beulah Cemetery does not require vault. If concrete or fiberglass is desired, notification must be made in advance. Must provide delivery to the site, paying any additional fees for the vault, prior to opening the grave space.
4. Ash Burials: A maximum of two (2) ash burials permitted on top of an existing single depth standard burial, at no additional grave space fee.
• Burial with 12” - 18” of earth on top of the urn.
• The ash burial must be the remains of a “family member,” not a family pet.
5. Monuments: Only one upright monument is allowed per grave space and must be in line with existing monuments. Flat monuments may be set on top of ash vault but must be kept in line as well.
• All monuments and foundations when installed must remain within the width dimensions of the grave space. All foundation must be flush with the turf.
• All monument deliveries to the cemetery must be reported to the cemetery before they are placed on the grounds.
• No monument may encroach on another lot.
• Monuments may not be removed without removal of the foundation and all removals must have prior authorization.
6. Decorations: Planting of trees, shrubs, flowers or placement of fences, benches or another permanent structure must have prior approval.
7. Removal of decorations, funeral designs and floral pieces that interfere with maintenance and cleanup will result in disposal. Unsightly or broken items will result in disposal. All persons leaving vases, jars and other containers must remove the items after Memorial Day, Christmas and any other holidays.
8. Buy Backs: Beulah Cemetery will buy back a lot at the same price as purchased with your deed and a letter stating desired outcome, or consider donating the lot back to the Beulah Cemetery. Beulah Cemetery functions on donations of time, money, and the sale of cemetery lots.
• Lot owners may transfer lots to family members (providing there are already family members buried there and notification is made to the cemetery) or Beulah Cemetery will buy it back.
9. Rules and regulations subject to change without notice.