909 S. Thierman Road
Spokane, WA 99212
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MEMORIAL OPTIONS AT WOODLAWN CEMETERY
Woodlawn Cemetery is a small 2 acre cemetery located on the western edge of the Spokane Valley. The cemetery was established in 1888 as Englewood Cemetery. Originally founded by the Methodist Church and later abandoned, the property came under the control of Spokane County. In July of 2000, Spokane County deeded the property to Fairmount Memorial Association with the promise that we would turn it into a viable cemetery. Today Woodlawn Cemetery is a picturesque park set among a local neighborhood.
While Woodlawn is by far one of the smaller cemeteries, it is not lacking in charm. The historic grounds are a serene balance between nature and is surrounding neighborhood.
A BRIEF HISTORY
While Woodlawn is the smallest of all of Fairmount Associations parks and cemeteries, it is arguably one of the oldest, with earliest records indicating the cemetery was established in 1887 (one year before Fairmount Memorial Park).
The cemetery was established by the Southern Methodist Church. However, a year after its establishment the name of the cemetery was changed to Englewood Cemetery.
The last burial in the cemetery was to take place in 1968, after which began several decades of neglect and decline.
Tragically, many of the original headstones are markers were lost during this time, although neighborhood volunteers have done a remarkable job or identifying many of the grave sites (many of which are at least one hundred years old).
In the late 1990's, local neighbors began to volunteer their time and energy to try and restore or protect the park, and to bring attention to the plight of this historic cemetery, which was now under the control of Spokane County.
Becoming aware of the plight of Woodlawn, and its historical importance to the community and the memory of loved ones interred there, Fairmount Memorial Association began talking with the county about how they might be able to help. In 2003 the county deeded Woodlawn Cemetery to Fairmount Memorial Association, which undertook a multi-year rehabilitation project which was completed in 2003.
With the cemetery restored to a state that would have made the original founders proud, Woodlawn is once again a place of beauty and honor for generations of Spokane and Valley residents.
Woodlawn Cemetery prior to Fairmount Memorial Association renovations.
MEMORIAL OPTIONS AND SERVICES
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WOODLAWN CEMETERY STAFF DIRECTORY
For questions or information about making arrangements at Woodlawn Cemetery, our caring staff would be pleased to hear from you. If you would like to speak to one of our Family Service Representatives, use the contact form below, call the cemetery office (509) 926-2753 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org