My Edmonds News is proud to welcome its newest sponsor: Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium.
Founded in 1891, the cemetery began on four acres of land donated to IOOF Lodge 96 by Thomas E. White, an early settler. It was sold into private ownership in the early 1900s, and in 1982 Lawrence E. Hubbard deeded the cemetery to the City of Edmonds. The Edmonds Cemetery Board is appointed by the City Council, and works with citizen volunteers and local residents to oversee site operations.
During the past 10 years, the Cemetery office has been renovated, the grounds and roadway improved, an irrigation system and well have been installed, and major equipment has been purchased. The beautiful new 680-niche Edmonds Columbarium, completed in October 2006, includes an eternal waterfall, and each niche is suitable for two urns.
In addition, the six-acre cemetery is a focal point for various community events, including the traditional Memorial Day service, plus elementary school partnership programs. Call 425-771-4741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or appointments, or visit anytime. The cemetery is located at 820 15th S.W., just north of the QFC shopping center in the Westgate neighborhood.