COLUMBARIA: OUTDOOR CREMATION NICHE WALLS
A columbarium is a structure built on cemetery grounds which contains multiple compartments for the safekeeping and permanent placement of urns.
On the face of each compartment, the name and date of the person within is inscribed. The compartments (referred to as niches) are available in different capacities; from a single urn to as many as four urns, depending on the size of the niche and the guidelines put in place by the cemetery.
While the term 'columbarium' may sound archaic, the advantages are completely modern: Not only is long-term memorialization preserved, but the assurance that the urn is protected and secure can eliminate any anxiety regarding appropriate places to store or display an urn within a home.
Columbaria can be found at all seven FMA cemeteries and parks. The distinctive design, form, and placement of every columbaria are a reflection of the unique lives appropriately honored behind their granite facades. By exploring the below images, we hope you will experience the diversity and beauty that each one may provide.
GREENWOOD MEMORIAL TERRACE
From tree-lined groves to spectacular vistas, the columbariums at Greenwood provide a variety of unique, inspiring and reflective options.
FAIRMOUNT MEMORIAL PARK
Between its stunning overlook and wide open spaces, the options at Fairmount range from the sublime and quaint, to spectacular immersion in natures' beauty.
RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK
Distinctive retreats designed for reflection and honor distinguish Riverside's columbarium options. Set in the trees and overlooking the beautiful Spokane River, the columbariums at this cemetery emanate a sense of calm.
At Pines Cemetery, Fairmount Memorial Association provides several outdoor cremation niche options, in addition to indoor niche options within the landmark Pines Mausoleum.
SPOKANE MEMORIAL GARDENS
On the gently rising slope rising from Marshall Creek between Cheney and Spokane is Spokane-Cheney Memorial Gardens. "The Apostles Court" is the a central feature with hand-carved sculptures of Carrara marble atop a circular niche wall honoring generations of loved ones.
SOUTH PINES CEMETERY
The open skies of the Spokane Valley are evident at South Pines cemetery where the beautiful surroundings of our Northwest home can be appreciated. Cremation options at South Pines include both a stately columbarium as well as ground burial.
Bordered by pine trees, this intimate cemetery centrally located between Spokane and the Valley, features the Sylvan Niches as its central monument.
MORE CREMATION OPTIONS
Choosing a monument is one important step, but there are other decisions or alternatives that you may want to consider: