by Tori Sheets
Most people's front yards house gardens, pets or lawn furniture, but one Ouray resident enjoys the company of her deceased relatives close by.
Coleen McElroy inherited the family cemetery from her father, who got the land from her great aunt.
McElroy said her graveyard gives some people the creeps, but for her it’s just a part of life. She plans on being buried there along with all of her family who wish to spend the afterlife nestled along the banks of Dexter Creek.
"We'll all be out here, my mother and my sister, it's just not an option to go anywhere else," she said.