Norman's Memorials began in 1912 on what was then the edge of Denver when John Norman, a previous partner in the Salida, Colorado granite quarry, opened a memorial office at 5120 Brighton Boulevard. This original location was opposite the entrance to the historic Riverside Cemetery.
John passed the business down to his son, John Robert, who ran it with the help of his father-in-law, Noah Loxen. In 1946 a second office was opened in Wheatridge, Colorado. Noah Loxen had a son, Art Loxen, who worked at a monument company in Longmont and then later in Fort Collins. After Bob's death in 1962, Art purchased Norman's Memorials. With the help of his wife Dorothy, they ran the business until their daughter, Claudette, married Warren Cobb.
Warren learned the business and helped out by managing the sales office. In 1973 the manufacturing facility in Denver was moved to a different location in Denver and another sales office was opened in Brighton. When Art retired in 1980, Warren and Claudette took over the business with the help of their sons, Ron and Michael, who grew up in the business. While Michael decided to pursue a different course, Ron stayed on and in 1982 helped open a new production shop and sales office in Greeley, Colorado.
In 2004 Ron took over as President of Norman's Memorials. Ron and his wife Joanie have two sons, Ben and Sean. Perhaps one or both of them will become the fifth generation to continue in the family business.
Currently, we have four Colorado locations. There are three Norman's Memorials sales offices: one in Wheatridge, one in Brighton and a combined sales and production facility in Greeley. We also have an associate in Grand Junction named Snyder-Grand Valley Memorials with a sales and production facility.
Memorials are crafted, delivered and set in locations all over Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Utah. Norman's can arrange for memorials in any location in the world. We have made markers for locations as far away as Africa.