Richmond Cemetery Maintenance District

Cemetery Clean Off

The cemetery district board would like to thank everyone that visited the cemetery over the Memorial Day weekend and helped honor those that have passed on and to make the grounds come alive with color.

The staff and some volunteers will start cleaning off the graves on Tuesday, June 4th. We suggest you remove “ALL” items that you consider of value or want to keep. This includes items that are allowed on the graves throughout the year. The reason we request all items are removed is we have some volunteers that are coming to help with the clean off process. The volunteers are informed what to remove and what to leave by the staff but in some instances, unintentionally, they throw away/remove items that families would like to keep.

You are more than welcome to return the year round items any time after Monday, June 10th so we have a week to mow and work on the grounds. We are very thankful for the volunteers as there are several thousand graves we have to maintain and the time spent by the volunteers is invaluable. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Sponsor a Memorial Tree

Grand, magnificent trees are the first thing one notices when entering the Richmond Cemetery. The billowing branches welcome visitors to the cemetery and invite them to stay and reflect. These wonderful trees have long been a special treasure to the Richmond community.

For this reason, the Richmond Cemetery District would like to increase the number of trees in the cemetery through a new Memorial Tree Donation program. This program will give individuals, families, and organizations the opportunity to sponsor a new tree in memory of a loved one.

A tax-deductible, memorial donation of $400 includes a new tree which will be planted this fall, as well as a bronze plaque with memorial or sponsorship information included. The new trees will line the west border of the cemetery.

With your support, the Memorial Tree Donation program will ensure future generations are able to enjoy the quiet grace that mature trees provide. These trees will serve as living memorials and will ensure the cemetery remains a place of natural beauty and peaceful reflection for the benefit of all our visitors for many years to come.

If you are interested in contributing to the Memorial Tree Donation program, please contact the Richmond City office or a member of the Richmond Cemetery District board.

Richmond Cemetery

The Richmond Cemetery Maintenance District is a separate entity from Richmond City. It has its own board of directors and collects a property tax levy in addition to the fee for gravesites. Its budget is separate from Richmond City.

As a service to the cemetery district, Richmond City will post information from the district on the city website. If you have questions about the cemetery, PLEASE contact the district and not Richmond City.

The Richmond Cemetery Maintenance District typically meets once a year in December. The meeting will be held Monday, December 10; click here for the agenda. They will hold a public hearing no sooner than 7:15 p.m. during the annual meeting. The public hearing is for the purpose of making adjustments to the current budget for the year 2018 and the presentation of the new budget for the period of 2019 for the district.

Click here to read the rules and policies for the cemetery district.

Effective January 1, 2014, these charges will apply:

  • Grave Plot Purchase $500 / $1500 (resident/non-resident)
  • Open/Close Grave $400 / $800
  • Saturday Open/Close $700 / $1100
  • Cremation $300 / $600
  • Infant (less than one year old) $200 / $400

District Board

Chairman

Kevin Graham
Phone: (704) 796-5608 Email: kgg5[email protected]

Board Members

Paul Thatcher
Phone: (435) 258-5042
Email: [email protected]

Amy Sadler
Phone: (435) 764-7113
Email: [email protected]

Kelly Crafts
Phone: (435) 760-5079
Email: [email protected]

Jared Gillman
Phone: (435) 994-0210
Email: [email protected]

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