Frequently Asked Questions

What types of decorations are allowed at gravesites?

Our Regulations for Cemetery Decorations vary seasonally. Spring through fall, only fresh and artificial bouquets in a vase or vase cone are allowed. Wreaths and holiday decorations are permitted in winter months and for some holidays. A complete listing of our Regulations for Cemetery Decorations Brochure is available through the office. We are willing to accommodate special requests when possible. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT YOUR DECORATIONS OR HAVE A SPECIAL NEED. 

Where are the headstones?

Memory Gardens allows only flat bronze memorials to mark gravesites. This gives our grounds a peaceful park-like appearance. There is a wide variety of styles to choose from for a unique and personal tribute. Contact our office for more details.

What is a grave liner? Do I need one?

These outer enclosures protect the casket from the weight of the earth. A burial vault or grave liner is required for burials in all lots purchased after January 1, 1985 however they are recommended for all in-ground casket burials. Memory Gardens offers concrete grave liners, an economical alternative to the burial vaults offered at funeral homes. See our section on Ground Burial or contact our office for additional information.

Who owns Memory Gardens?

Memory Gardens is a Not-For-Profit Corporation owned and operated by its members (Lot Owners). The Board of Directors is elected by the Lot Owners and oversees the operations. See our "About" page for a list of current Board Members and our current Bylaws. Financial information can be accessed at www.guidestar.org (we are listed as Memory Gardens INC). Click the Link for our Current Board Of Directors.

Can't find the answer you're looking for? Feel free to contact our office if you have questions or need assistance. Our courteous and knowledgeable staff are always happy to assist you.

A decoration I placed is missing. Where did it go and can I get it back?

While we try to be as accomodating as possible in allowing families to place tributes for their loved ones, there are occasions when an item must be removed. We try our best to retain these items in case family members wish to have them returned. If you are missing an item please contact the office and we will do our best to assist you.

How do I find out if someone is buried at Memory Gardens?

Simply contact our office with the full name of the deceased and we will research our burial records. If you are planning on visiting the gravesite, we reccomend stopping at the office during our business hours to pick up a map. If the office will not be open at the time of your visit, you can call ahead and request a map me mailed to you, or contact our office and one will be sent to you by email.

How can I get a Copy of the Latest Newsletter?

Please contact our office to have a copy mailed to you. We can also add you to our mailing list to receive all of our announcements and seasonal mailings.

Do you place flags for Veterans?

While we are unfortunately not able to place flags for all of our honored Veterans, we do provide flags free of charge for families to place at their loved ones resting places. They are available outside the Cemetery Office for : Memorial Day, July 4th, Flag Day, September 11th and Veterans Day. If you need assistance in honoring a Veteran in any way, be it a flag or Veterans Marker, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

What can I do with unused burial spaces?

Empty spaces in the family plot need not go unused. There are many options available to you. Burial can be authorized for a close friend or family member in need. You can donate your spaces to Memory Gardens or another organization. Or unused spaces can be sold to a third party. For more information see our Options for Lot Owners page or contact our Cemetery Office for assistance.