THE HISTORY OF FAIRMOUNT
SERVING THE INLAND NORTHWEST SINCE 1888
Fairmount Memorial Association has been privileged to serve families in the Greater Inland Empire area since 1888. Locally-owned since our inception, what began as a single location on the west side of Spokane now includes seven parks and cemeteries between the West Plains and the Spokane Valley.
Fairmount Memorial Association believes it is our honor to serve your family, and we will exceed your expectations.
GROWING WITH THE NORTHWEST
Most of the parks and cemeteries the Association manages have their roots deep in local Northwest history, if not American history itself. In fact, several parks are on properties originally acquired through Congressional land grants to incentivize the expansion of railroads to the Pacific Coast following the Civil War.
Fairmount, Greenwood, and Woodlawn were each dedicated in the late 1800's to serve the city of Spokane Falls and its growing population. Riverside and Pines Cemetery followed a few decades later with their dedication before the start of the first World War.
Each of our parks is a memorial to the legacy of the pioneers and the citizens in our community and region. We consider it a privilege to have been a part of the Northwest community for over 130 years, and take pride in being a part honoring the lives of families for the next 130 years or more.
FAIRMOUNT MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION TIMELINE
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A visit to any of our parks is an an experience to participate in a connection to our collective past, grounded in the present and planned for the future. Being a steward of this connection is an honor for all of us at Fairmount Memorial Association. This stewardship starts with ensuring that every final resting place and family is memorialized with honor following their wishes and those of their loved ones and family. This responsibility requires a disciplined financial resolve to ensure each park is fully endowed, that we celebrate the memories of those who have passed while celebrating life today, that we support other organizations that share our values, and that we continue to respect and share the greater story and legacy of all the lives and their integral connections to the Inland Northwest, the nation and the world.
Below are more links to information about our mission, leadership, history, community engagement, and the story of all of us.