Transcribed and compiled by Maggie Rail © 2001-2009, last edited Jan
15, 2012 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total
records = 9,419.
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
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 for a small fee. 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. © 2001-2008
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.