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The Spokane Memorial Gardens index lists individuals interred at this cemetery located in Spokane County, Washington. See photos. Death dates on the markers range from 1941-2012, and 1860 is the earliest birth date shown. Index information about an individual may include name, birth date, birth place, death date, and names of family members. Index data was compiled by Maggie Rail, a member of the Washington State Cemetery Association who has transcribed over 400 cemeteries since 1993.
The Spokane Memorial Gardens is located at Lat: 47° 35' 56"N, Lon: 117° 26' 22"W.
Address: 5909 S Cheney-Spokane Rd, Spokane, WA 99209-9797
Contact Information: 509-245-3450
There are 9,419 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
n/w = niche with
s/by = stone by
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
h/o = husband of
G-A-C = Garden of the Apostles, Court
G-A-N = Garden of Apostles Niches
M-G = Masonic Garden
M-G-O = Memory Garden by Office
G-C = Garden of the Christus
G-S-N = Good Shepherd Niches
G-G-S = Garden of Good Shepherd
G-L-S = Garden of Last Supper
G-A = Garden of Apostles, on some name of Apostle follows
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, 2001-2009, last edited Jan 15, 2012:
“To reach Spokane Memorial Gardens from Spokane take the Pullman exit south as you head west and continue for about 2.5 mi to the Cheney-Spokane Rd. Turn right or west here and continue another couple miles on this road till you come to the cemetery, which will be on your left.”
“Spokane Memorial Gardens is an endowment care facility, owned and maintained by the Fairmount Memorial Association, a non-profit corporation. It started in 1953 as Northwest Memorial Gardens, owned by the Northwest Memorial Gardens Corporation. This makes it a rather young cemetery by comparison to some in Spokane, yet it is now almost 50 years old.”
“In 1973 the Fairmount Memorial Association purchased the cemetery from Northwest Memorial Gardens Corporation. This cemetery encompasses 160 acres of land, with only 23 acres now divided into gardens and being used. This means there is much room of expansion.”
“The cemetery is made up of 9-10 garden areas. The first four are The Garden of the Apostles, with an area in the center for what is called Apostles Niches. Each of these sections are named for the apostles, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This garden is on the southeast side of the cemetery.”
“To the west and south of the apostles area is the garden of the Good Shepherd, next to this on the north is the Garden of the Last Supper, which is separated by a center design, with a Scene of the Last Supper on the east side of the total area. Garden of Last Supper is separated from the Garden of the Good Shepherd by a hedge.”
“North of the Last Supper garden is the Garden of the Christus and a road separates these gardens. To the east of both of these, and across another road, is the Masonic Garden. There is another smaller garden next to the office which is only for the burial of ashes. We find the headstones much smaller and the graves much closer in this garden.”
“I walked and read this cemetery during the spring and summer of 2001, May 15 to Sep 13, 2001. It was difficult to find a day there when there was no sprinkler running or funeral in the area I was working. I did later return and read some areas over. I used a digital camera and am willing to share any photos I might have that are good enough. I do not have photos of every grave marker, but think I have the majority of them. Some had to be hand written.”
“This transcription includes my survey records up to Sep 01, 2001 plus cemetery burial records from Sep 01, 2001 to Mar 01, 2002. Julie Templin, helped me with some of the burial locations. I do not have all locations and a complete proofreading of all locations I have was not done. I will add as I acquire new listings, not necessarily a complete work after 2001 however.”
“If anyone finds an error, please let me know so I can correct it. There were many which were hard to read. Some I could not read, so they are either missing or may be incorrect.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Spokane Memorial Gardens Index, Office of Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Index and transcription notes were donated to the Washington State Archives by Maggie Rail, Historical Records Project, January 2012.
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