Crown Hill Cemetery
Crown Hill Cemetery
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Manager Sally Gerretsen
Caretaker Phillip Howell
Business Function Burial and Funeral Services
Opened est. 1903
Office Hours 8:30am - 4:30pm, M-F
Visitation Hours 6 am - Dusk Daily
Location Shoreline

Crown Hill Cemetery is a privately-owned, endowed cemetery, where the life and spirit of a loved one can be memorialized. Today, it serves all people, more than the Scandanavians in the Ballard community of 1903. The cemetery is equipped to suit many preferences from traditional ground burial to Mausoleum or cremation. Crown Hill Cemetery provides a beautiful and peaceful setting for families and their chosen form of permanent and perpetual memorialization. When a loved one passes on, a service of dignity and simplicity in a setting of great natural beauty is a wonderful way for both sides to say good-bye. Many think of Crown Hill Cemetery as a peaceful and comforting place to visit, where our trees provide solace and support. As an endowed care cemetery, a prescribed portion of any lot fee is put into a trust fund. The interest of that fund is used to maintain and improve the cemetery.

Establishment History

1903
Crown Hill Cemetery Association incorporated. Mayor A.W. Mackie served as the Association's first president.

1919
Fire destroys most of the office and the records

1923
In September 1923, the Association sells the cemetery to Arthur and Louanna Marshall.

1924
Arthur Marshall replats the cemetery, removing some of the roads created by the Association.

1940
Arthur Marshall dies. Louanna Marshall continues to manage cemetery.

1951
Louanna Marshall dies. Nephew Mark McKinney inherits the Cemetery and takes over.

1953
Mark McKinney sells cemetery to his uncles F. Vern deGroot and William E. deGroot.

1974
Jackie Rothfus, daughter of F. Vern deGroot, and her husband Paul, and Phyllis deGroot, widow of William E. deGroot assume ownership and management. Jackie is a great neice of Louanna Marshall.

1994
John Miller buys Cemetery.

Description

The 10-acre grounds are completely surrounded by a residential neighborhood and residential streets. This unique setting provides a peaceful and community-oriented atmosphere. Green grass sprawls out in all directions and tall trees sprout up here and there. Various paths allow passage throughout the cemetery. Rows of tombstones and mausoleums are placed throughout the grounds and in the center of the cemetery is a large stone building.

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