Sinking grave at Aurora cemetery repaired

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AURORA, Colo. -- An Aurora woman says her mother's grave at Mount Nebo Cemetery was sinking and had no grass, yet despite her requests for help, it remained that way for months.

Nelli Sarkisov said seeing her mother’s grave in disrepair is heartbreaking.

"You want to take care of them after life you want to go there and talk to them," she said.

The cemetery administrator immediately contacted the onsite management after being contacted by the FOX31 Problem Solvers.

The ground was leveled and the sod was replaced as Sarkisov watched.

“Nine months versus a couple of hours this is amazing," she said.

It will take some time and care for the sod to grow to match the rest of the grass, but Sarkisov says her family is already starting to heal.

“I'm happy," she said. "I can come here and look at a beautiful site not a hole. I can come to the place and talk to my mom in spirit and know that her last place of rest is being taken care of.”

The cemetery management says a mix-up in communication caused a delay in tending to the grave and it will also pay to have the marker placed in the correct position again.

Extra workers had already been hired as part of a major grounds refurbishment. The management says it was happy to tend to this grave right away.

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